Logitech Takes Desktop Video to the Next Level with Its Most Advanced Webcam for Business

  Logitech Takes Desktop Video to the Next Level with Its Most Advanced Webcam
  for Business

 The New Logitech Webcam C930e Is the First to Offer 90-Degree Field of View,
Support for H.264 SVC and UVC 1.5 Video Encoding, and High-Definition Digital
                                Pan-Tilt-Zoom

Business Wire

NEWARK, Calif. -- February 13, 2013

Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today announced the Logitech^® Webcam
C930e, taking desktop video for business to the next level with industry-first
features that include an extra-wide 90-degree field of view, support for the
H.264 SVC and UVC 1.5 video encoding standards and high-definition digital
pan-tilt-zoom.

Logitech Webcam C930e (Photo: Business Wire)

Logitech Webcam C930e (Photo: Business Wire)

The full 1080p high-definition Logitech C930e delivers enterprise-grade video
collaboration with the widest field of view available in a desktop webcam for
business, making it possible – for example – to show a full whiteboard on an
office wall during a brainstorming session. The Carl Zeiss^®-certified glass
lens is engineered to avoid the “fish eye” distortion that often detracts from
wide-angle images.

Optimized for Microsoft Lync, compatible with Cisco, Skype^™ and most unified
communications and videoconferencing applications, the Logitech C930e provides
a digital pan-tilt-zoom feature that uniquely maintains a high-definition
image at up to 4X magnification. This allows for smooth shifts in point of
view during a video call, such as moving from a whiteboard to focus on a
single individual.

Support for H.264 SVC and UVC 1.5 video encoding frees up PC bandwidth by
processing video within the camera and automatically adjusting performance for
maximum video-quality when bandwidth fluctuates. The Logitech C930e offers
additional premium features including autofocus, an external privacy shutter
and Logitech RightLight^™ 2 technology, which intelligently adjusts the image
to improve visual quality in low-light at multiple distances.

“Logitech complements our video investments in Microsoft Lync 2013 with the
Logitech Webcam C930e,” said Giovanni Mezgec, general manager of Lync Product
Marketing at Microsoft. “By supporting H.264 SVC and UVC 1.5 video, along with
full 1080p HD at 30 frames per second, the Logitech C930e enables great video
experiences for more effective communication and collaboration in Lync
deployments.”

“We designed the Logitech Webcam C930e to meet the demands of our business
customers for the highest-possible video quality and for features that enhance
face-to-face collaboration,” said Eric Kintz, senior vice president and
general manager of Logitech for Business. “At the same time, we implemented
standards such as H.264 SVC and UVC 1.5 to deliver maximum performance, even
when available bandwidth is low or the PC’s processor is heavily burdened.”

“Videoconferencing is evolving from a travel-avoidance tool to a model for
workplace communications as buyers place more value on the collaboration,
employee engagement, and relationship-building benefits of using the
technology,” Forrester Consulting wrote in “High-Quality Video Solutions
Moving Beyond The Boardroom,” a commissioned study and survey of U.S. IT
executives conducted on behalf of Logitech in November 2012. “Going forward,
videoconferencing decision makers are thinking beyond the boardroom and
looking at putting the technology in smaller conference rooms, in ad hoc
workspaces, and on employees’ desks.” Indeed, the Forrester study found that
60 percent of enterprises have already implemented desktop videoconferencing
and 18 percent are planning to implement. Cost, video quality and audio
quality ranked as the top three attributes in purchasing decisions.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech Webcam C930e – compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OS X
10.7 or higher – is expected to be available worldwide in May 2013 for a
suggested price of $109.99. For more information, please visit
www.logitech.com/business or our blog.

About Logitech

Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital
experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and
entertainment platforms, Logitech’s combined hardware and software enable or
enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social
networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security
and home-entertainment control. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a
Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq
Global Select Market (LOGI).

Logitech, the Logitech logo, and other Logitech marks are registered in
Switzerland and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of
their respective owners. For more information about Logitech and its products,
visit the company’s website at www.logitech.com.

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Mike Langberg
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mlangberg@logitech.com
 
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