Logitech launches video calling service

Peripherals firm releases software for video communication
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Logitech has moved into the software sector with a new service which facilitates video calls from a PC.

The firm claims the programme, called Logitech Vid, streamlines the process by offering more intuitive set-up and interface than existing products.

The software is set up automatically when Logitech web cams are installed. There are no screen names and there’s no third-party software to download. Vid uses stored e-mail address to make contact lists, which then logs when people are online.

“Video calling has been around for more than a decade, but Vid truly has the potential to make video calling one of the primary ways that people stay in touch with their loved ones,” said Gina Clark, general manager and vice president of Logitech’s Internet Communications business unit. “Vid gives you the best of both worlds – eliminating the biggest obstacles to making video calls, while still providing the exceptional-quality audio and video that you expect from Logitech. Above all, you don’t need to be tech-savvy to use Vid.”

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