New HD Webcams Plus Advanced Online Video
Conferencing Services Deliver High Quality for Less Cost than
Benefits of Business Video
Conferencing Extend to Small and Mid-Size Firms with Online Services
from Nefsis and HD-capable webcams such as Logitech C910, Microsoft
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — October 20, 2010 — Online
conferencing services innovator Nefsis® reports wider Nefsis
customer adoption of HD-capable webcams, such as the Logitech HD Pro
Webcam C910 and Microsoft Lifecam Cinema HD. These devices are HD
capable and offer street prices under $100 (USD) marking an industry
turning point: they are dramatically less expensive than traditional
stand alone systems with excellent, business-grade picture quality.
These peripherals are supported by Nefsis and other online services
— e.g., Citrix® GotoMeeting HD Faces announced earlier in October —
challenging traditional stand-alone systems such as those
manufactured by Polycom® and Tandberg®.
The video conferencing hardware industry is comprised mostly of
end-point manufacturers Polycom (Nasdaq: PLCM) and Tandberg (a
division of Cisco, NASDAQ: CSCO), whose products are common in large
enterprise corporate and government installations. During recent
years, however, webcams and built-in laptop cameras have dwarfed unit
shipments of stand-alone systems, and consumer services such as Skype,
AOL, and MSN have introduced video conferencing to millions of people.
Rising expectations, inexpensive high-quality webcams and Internet
access at virtually every desktop are driving a new category: video
conferencing online services for business.
watching ‘When Worlds Collide,’ except this time
it's video conferencing online services and stand-alone systems. Of
course, we don't expect to see online services displacing the installed
base of telepresence and boardroom systems, but online services will
most definitely bring far more business people into video conferencing
than all previous generations of video technology combined,” said
Tom Toperczer, vice president of marketing for Nefsis.
“In particular, we see online
services as compelling for small and medium-sized businesses, where
picture quality, speed and security are required, but budgets and
staffing constraints rule-out more expensive stand-alone systems and
their associated dedicated circuit requirements.”
Nefsis was the first
conferencing online service. Nefsis supports multipoint HD video
conferencing for business, including HD-capable webcams such as the
Logitech C910 and the Microsoft Lifecam, plus conference room
pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras such as the Sony HD1. The latter is
capable of 720p and 1080p at full frame rates. The current generation
of USB 2.0 webcams are limited to 720p continuous picture quality
while conferencing. The next generation of webcams will not have USB
2.0 limitations, and will be able to provide 1080p at 30 frames/second
sustained. For practical business applications, 720p picture quality
with built-in web collaboration rivals stand-alone systems at far
lower cost and maintenance complexity, added Nefsis officials.
Nefsis recently posted reviews, photos and sample videos of the
Logitech C910 and Microsoft Lifecam on its website. The company’s
entry-level offering Nefsis Basic provides two-party web and video
conferencing for home-office professionals for free. Nefsis
Professional, the company’s commercial application, supports
company-wide use, conference rooms, multipoint HD and includes more
advanced web collaboration features. These web-based video conferencing
online services are available now at the Nefsis website (Free Trial).
Headquartered in San Diego,
California, Nefsis is a specialist in video conferencing software and
online services for business. The Nefsis approach combines cloud
computing and multi-core processing to deliver effortless video
conferencing to employees, customers and business partners anywhere
they have Internet access. Nefsis is especially popular among
small-to-medium sized organizations, where its high-quality video,
security controls and easy implementation deliver exceptional value.
For more information, visit the Nefsis website or call +1 (858) 715-0970
in the Americas or +44 (0) 870 224 0415 in Europe.
Nefsis Video Conferencing Online Services —
More about online service features
Nefsis Review of
Logitech C910 HD Webcam —
C910 details, photos and sample video
Nefsis Review of
Microsoft Lifecam Cinema HD —
Using Lifecam with Nefsis
More Compatible Video Conferencing Equipment —
More webcams and pan-tilt-zoom cameras
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Nefsis is a registered trademark of WiredRed Corporation. Nefsis Basic is currently
available in the US and Canada only.
Microsoft, Lifecam Cinema HD, Logitech, Polycom, Tandberg, Citrix, GotoMeeting HD Faces
and all other trademarks mentioned are property of their respective owners.