Logitech have announced local release and pricing details of their most sophisticated webcam yet. The Logitech BRIO 4K Pro Webcam may be the best webcam ever created. The BRIO is a powerhouse webcam for business and home-office users, streamers, YouTubers and anyone else looking for ultimate picture quality.
If you thought you’re internet upload wasn’t important, time to think again, it just became incredibly important. While the BRIO from Logitech is one of the first 4K webcams on the market, these will become increasingly more common and to pull off a 4K video call, you’re going to have need a high Mbps of uninterrupted bandwidth. You can imagine we fast forward a year or 2 from now when 4K webcams are built into devices and cheaper, more prolific, that you’re home may need bandwidth to support 2, 3 or even 4 simultaneous 4K video calls.. its exactly these kinds of uses that will push the limits of the compromised NBN implementation in Australia. Remember, this was entirely foreseeable.
The BRIO comes packed with industry firsts including Logitech RightLight 3 with HDR, 4K Ultra HD video quality, and 5X zoom. For those running Windows 10 PCs, it also supports Windows Hello, to log into your computer, applications and websites with facial recognition.
Logitech has been delivering market-leading webcams for 20 years. Not content with the excellent C922 Pro Stream Webcam for A$169.95, the BRIO is an elegant, feature-packed webcam that anyone who is the slightest bit serious about video quality. Naturally business should stand up and pay attention here, with the BRIO offering quality that exceeds traditionally premium video conferencing systems from brands like Polycom.
If you like broadcasting live events, or recording professional-quality video in 4K, this webcam should be on your short list. In November, YouTube announced support for 4K livestreaming, and at CES, they announced support for HDR as well. Many of us have setups with DSLR’s and HDMI out into a PC to achieve the best quality, but this simplifies the whole setup for a pretty affordable price.
We’d all like to imagine we have full control over the lighting conditions of our offices, but in reality, lighting is often varied. HDR helps the camera perform in all lighting conditions – from low light to bright sunlight, as well as challenging high-contrast or backlit conditions. BRIO owners can select between 65°, 78°, and wide 90° field of view (FOV) to help ensure their camera is focused only on the area they want others to see, or fit multiple people in frame.
In terms of software, the Logitech BRIO works with all popular business applications, including Skype for Business and Cisco-compatible certifications, as well as all Logitech Collaboration Program cloud video partners such as BlueJeans, BroadSoft, Vidyo and Zoom.
Industry Principal of Connected Work at Frost & Sullivan, Rob Arnold said,
Making do with ‘good enough’ equipment is not a viable solution in today’s business climate… Logitech BRIO delivers advanced functionality for the increasing number of professionals who rely on video communication.
Partner Group Program Manager at Microsoft, Matt Perry said,
Microsoft is pleased that Logitech has chosen to bring enterprise-grade security with Windows Hello facial recognition to the BRIO webcam. By qualifying BRIO with Windows Hello, Logitech is providing its consumer and enterprise customers with a Windows 10 login experience that is secure, password-free and seamless.
BRIO picked up an Innovation Award Honoree in the 2017 CES Innovation Awards. Products entered in the award competition are judged by a panel of judges that consists of industrial designers, independent engineers, and members of the trade media.
Pricing and Availability
Logitech BRIO will be available in late March 2017. Business customers may purchase BRIO through the Logitech Video Collaboration reseller network, or on Logitech.com at a suggested retail price of A$379.95.
For more information, check out Logitech.com.