Logitech announced Logitech(R) VideoCall for broadband — a powerful new way to experience video and audio communications over the Internet.

<p. "CeBIT 2004 comes at a time when a number of important industry
trends have converged, presenting Logitech with tremendous
opportunities," said Guerrino De Luca, Logitech's president and chief
executive officer. "With the use of video communications growing
steadily, we're introducing what we feel is an important,
landscape-changing video application that could fuel more explosive

New Internet Video Calling Application

For decades, the concept of using video and voice to communicate
long distance with friends, family and associates has been highly
anticipated. However, this kind of remote, face-to-face interaction
has been limited primarily to the company boardroom and a few
individual VIPs, due to the cost of hardware and software, and a
shortage of high-quality networks. Not for long.

With the introduction of Logitech VideoCall, now available as a
public beta, broadband Internet users can experience the combination
of high-quality video (15-20 frames per second) and fully synchronized
audio. The new service and software package, which can be used with
any webcam, features an intuitive user interface, and a contact list
that allows users to see who is online and to easily add family and

The English-only preview of Logitech VideoCall is available for
trial, free of charge, at http://www.logitech.com/videocall. After collecting
user feedback during the trial, Logitech expects to unveil the
commercial release within the next 90 days. At that time, pricing and
regional availability for the service will be announced. Later this
summer, Logitech expects to add more languages.