I’m the Vice President and General Manager of the SightSpeed team here at Logitech, which works closely with our webcam hardware team to develop video software products like Vid HD. We also collaborate with other teams across Logitech to work toward our common goal of bringing seamless video calling services to the four connected screens: PCs, mobile phones, TVs and meeting rooms. Before joining Logitech, I was the President and COO of SightSpeed Inc., which was acquired by Logitech in November 2008.
We’re excited to share some new improvements we made to our recently launched Logitech Vid HD – the easiest online HD video calling service that’s free for everyone. We don’t usually make a huge deal about our Vid upgrades but thought this one was worth sharing with you for several reasons.
First, this version of Logitech Vid HD delivers on our promise of seamless HD video calling across screens as we get ready to launch video calling in the living room – from TV to TV and TV to PC (and vice versa) – via Logitech Revue with Google TV. Because the living room is a much more comfortable and natural place for families and friends to gather, we believe bringing video calling to the TV will drive adoption far beyond what we’ve seen on the PC and ultimately help us deliver on our vision of making video calling as mainstream and seamless as a phone call.
Lastly, the new Logitech Vid HD gives you better audio and video quality that adapts to your calling conditions, ultimately making the video calling experience – whether on a TV or PC – more natural and seamless for everyone. We’ve made sure that all of these highly requested new features do not complicate the Vid experience in any way. Vid will remain as simple and as easy for you to use as ever.
If you are currently using Vid, thank you for the support and please note that this is a mandatory upgrade because we need to ensure call quality across different platforms – namely the PC and the TV. For anyone who is new to Vid HD, we hope you will give it a try and see how easy making an HD video call can be.