PCR's guide to video conferencing

Check out the latest video conferencing products for your business
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We take a look at some of the latest options available to keep users and businesses connected.

SCOPIA VC240 - price varies
Distributor: Midwich
THEY SAY: The SCOPIA VC240 high-definition desktop video conferencing system integrates advanced video conferencing into a Samsung high-resolution 24-inch LCD monitor.
SPECS: 23.6-inch widescreen monitor, 1920x1080 screen resolution, 720P live video, advanced screen layouts.

LIFE CHAT LX-3000 - £24.99
Distributor: Gem Distribution, Ingram Micro, Westcoast
THEY SAY: Sit back with the LifeChat LX-3000 and enjoy the quality digital sound, made even better with total-comfort leatherette ear pads. With the USB connection, you can get plugged in fast and when you’re ready to talk, the noise- cancelling microphone makes sure you’re heard crystal clear.
SPECS: USB connection, leatherette ear pads, six-foot cable, noise- cancelling microphone.

PLANTRONICS CALISTO P620-M - £119.99
Distributor: Micro-P
THEY SAY: The first wireless speakerphone designed for unified communications, Calisto 620 seamlessly integrates calls from laptops, smartphones or tablets in a lightweight portable solution that is hassle-free and sounds great.
SPECS: Bluetooth mini USB adapter, up to seven-hours talk time, 360- degree room coverage, PC wideband audio, compact and wireless design.

LOGITECH CONFERENCE CAM - £199
Distributor: Gem Distribution, Spire Technology
THEY SAY: Combines HD 1080p 30 frames per second video with high- quality full-duplex speakerphone clarity for business-grade video conferencing. Now groups can collaborate over video from anywhere – no more competing for those overbooked conference room systems or huddling around a single PC just to have a video meeting.
SPECS: Motorised pan, tilt and zoom, integrated onmi-directional speaker with eight-foot range, 1080p HD video calling, Carl Zeiss Optics lens, ten-foot range remote control.

LOGITECH HD PRO C920 - £99
Distributor: Gem Distribution, Spire Technology
THEY SAY: The C920 is the first webcam with UVC H.264 technology – the only webcam that enables true HD 1080p video on Skype. It takes the bandwidth off your PC with UVC H.264 encoding on board and lets users enjoy full HD at the highest resolution quality – HD 1080p at 30 frames per second.
SPECS: Full HD 1080P video calling, Logitech Fluid Crystal technology, Carl Zeiss lens, built-in dual stereo mics with auto noise reduction.

PLANTRONICS MDA200 - £76.61
Distributor: Micro-P
THEY SAY: Designed to combat communications challenges, the MDA200 headset communications hub lets users manage PC voice and multimedia, while still maintaining connectivity to their desk phone.
SPECS: Remote call control, wideband audio, true voice clarity, one touch answer functionality, plug- and-play connectivity.

SCOPIA XT1000 - price varies
Distributor: Gem Distribution, Ingram Micro, Westcoast
THEY SAY: Featuring a 720p HD sensor, the LifeCam HD 6000 automatically sharpens your images with auto focus while TrueColor adjusts exposure for bright, vibrant footage. Plus, you’re sure to catch every angle with the 360-degree lens rotation while the widescreen presents a remarkably cinematic feel.
SPECS: Mobile HD video, 720p resolution, plastic element lens, noise reduction microphone, TrueColour technology, auto focus.

LIFECHAT LX-2000 - £19.99
Distributor: Gem Distribution, Ingram Micro, Westcoast
THEY SAY: The behind-the-head design provides convenient comfort that won’t mess up your hair. And, adjusting the volume or muting the microphone is effortless, thanks to inline volume and microphone controls. Time to go? Because the set is foldable, you can swiftly store the LifeChat LX-2000 for travel.
SPECS: Foldable design, behind-the- head frame, inline volume and microphone controls.

LIFECAM CINEMA - £35.65
Distributor: Gem Distribution, Ingram Micro, Westcoast
THEY SAY: Don’t miss a thing – enjoy high-quality 720p HD widescreen video together with crystal clear audio, with the LifeCam Cinema.
SPECS: HD video, 720p resolution, glass element lens, noise reduction microphone, TrueColour technology, auto focus.

SUPERIOR SOUND STEREO HEADSET - £14.99
Distributor: Group Gear
THEY SAY: This high-performance headset is designed for ultimate comfort, whilst supporting voice recognition applications and is fully compatible with VOIP applications such as Skype.
SPECS: 20hz – 20Khz frequency response, 110dB/mW sensitivity, 32ohm impedance, 4m cable.

ASUS XTION MOTION SENSOR - £105.99
Distributor: VIP Distribution
THEY SAY: The world’s first and exclusive professional PC motion sensing development solution. The Xtion PRO development solution allows developers to apply the latest motion-sensing technology in various applications and industries such as education, medical, conferences, games and many more.
SPECS: The Xtion tracks the user’s hand motions without any delay, which turns their hand into a controller. With RGB, Xtion can capture the user’s image, which is useful for human detection in video conferencing.

PLANTRONICS BLACKWIRE C310-M - £27.90
Distributor: Micro-P
THEY SAY: Simple-to-use, comfortable and durable, the Blackwire C310-M USB headset is the perfect choice for conference calls, web-based training, and PC multimedia applications.
SPECS: Inline volume and mic controls, indicator lights, dynamic EQ, noise-cancelling microphone, wideband audio.

CONTACTS
Gem Distribution: 01279 822822
Group Gear: 0121 503 0666
Ingram Micro: 0871 973 3000
Micro-P: 01282 776776
Midwich: 01379 649200
Spire Technology: 01202 828444
VIP Computers: 0871 622 7500
Westcoast: 0118 912 6000

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