Logitech TV Cam Mark Peters : June 5th 2011 - 13:20 CET
TV Cam from Logitech offers video calling on Panasonic TVs : Logitech introduced a new TV Cam for Skype, a plug-and-play TV cam that lets you make and receive HD video calls from 2011 Panasonic VIERA Connect enabled HD-TVs that feature Skype. The Logitech TV Cam for Skype lets you make and receive up to 720p high definition video calls directly from your Panasonic TV - no Personal Computer or software download is required, just connect to the internet with at least 1 Mbps upload and download speed to start making HD video calls with your TV Cam. Using the Logitech TV Cam for Skype is as simple as turning on your TV and selecting the Skype video calling application, which comes preloaded on 2011 Panasonic enabled VIERA HD-TVs.
Logitech TV Cam
The Logitech TV Cam for Skype offers crisp, clear pictures - thanks in part to Carl Zeiss lens optics and Logitech Fluid Crystal Technology - delivering video color and clarity that consumers have come to expect from Logitech webcams and TV Cams. The Logitech TV Cam for Skype also provides a 78-degree wide-angle lens, and two digital, directional microphones that help reduce noise and echoes - perfect for a HD video call with the family behind your Logitech TV Cam.
Logitech TV Cam Specifications
• Widescreen, HD 720p resolution video
• Logitech Fluid Crystal Technology
• Carl Zeiss lens optics with auto focus
• Glass lens
• 78-degree wide-angle lens
• Dual mics
• Automatic noise reduction
• Echo cancellation
• 11-foot USB cable
Skype TV Cam from Logitech
Once the Logitech TV Cam for Skype is plugged in, you can make TV-to-TV Skype calls, as well as TV to Personal Computer or Mac calls and vice versa. You can also make video calls from the Logitech TV Cam for Skype to select Apple iPhone and other smartphones with Skype mobile. Access to a broadband Internet connection is required to access Panasonic VIERA Connect features. There is no fee to use the Panasonic VIERA Connect functionality, however some services such as Netflix Amazon Video On Demand, and league sports sites have a separate fee structure to view movies and sports events.
Logitech TV Cam price & availability
The new Logitech TV Cam for Skype will be available beginning May 2011 in the United States and later to Europe. The Logitech TV Cam for Skype will be available for a suggested retail price of $149.99 (US) on Panasonic’s VIERA Connect Market.