Rounding off the releases for the Logitech Revue is an HD video camera called the Logitech TV Cam which can be used for various things, including video conferencing.
Here is the full press release:
Logitech® TV Cam
Saying “hello” will never be the same
Announcement Date: October 6, 2010 Shipping: October 2010
Price: $149.99 Available at: http://www.logitech.com
The Logitech® TV Cam lets you visit long distance with friends and family from the comfort of your couch. It connects to Logitech Revue™ with Google TV™ and enables you to make and receive high-definition video calls on your HDTV without a computer, using the pre-installed Logitech Vid HD app – the free and easy video calling service. You get crisp, clear images formatted for your HDTV, so you can see and hear others as if they were in the room with you. The Logitech TV Cam seamlessly integrates with Logitech Revue to create an always-on connection with on-screen notification and caller ID. It also takes advantage of the Google TV dual-view mode so you can watch TV together with friends or family while on a video call. And it lets you communicate with Logitech Vid™ HD users on a PC, Mac® or another Logitech Revue.
· Logitech Revue™ with Google TV™ integration means you can make high-definition video calls from the comfort of your couch.
· HD 720p video calls with an image that is sharper and smoother than standard definition calls.
· On-screen notification and caller ID so you can know who’s calling and you have the option to answer or ignore the call.
o See what calls you missed via a call notification icon on Vid HD and an LED light on the TV Cam that lights up when you’ve missed a call – even when your TV is off.
· 5x digital zoom gives you the option to zoom in on your room for a more personal experience.
· Wide-angle lens ensures the people you video call can see more of you and your surroundings, and lets the entire family sit comfortably on the living-room couch.
· Carl Zeiss® optics ensure each video call offers crystal-clear images.
· Two digital, directional microphones help reduce noise and echoes in a living room environment.
- Logitech Revue™ with Google TV™
- Compatible HD video calling application (Logitech Vid HD included with Logitech Revue systems)
- High-speed Internet connection
To transmit high-definition video:
- You must have a minimum upload speed of 1 Mbps
To receive high-definition video:
- You must have a minimum download speed of 1 Mbps
- The other person must have an HD-capable webcam and a minimum upload speed of 1 Mbps
· Dimensions: 160 mm x 40 mm x 25 mm (WxHxD)
· Weight: 250 g
· Widescreen, HD (720p) resolution video
· 11-foot USB cable (5-foot connected cable plus 6-foot extension cable)
2-year limited hardware warranty
 Video resolution depends on both parties’ Internet connection speed as well as the other caller using HD webcam or comparable hardware.
You can pre order the Logitech TV Cam from Amazon for $149.99.
You can pre-order the Logitech Revue right now from Amazon for $299.99.
You can also pre-order the Logitech Mini Controller from Amazon for $129.99.
You can see more about the Revue on the Logitech website including a number of videos that are worth taking the time to watch.
So there is a lot of interesting and cool looking kit from Logitech as part of the Revue product range, although if you add up the cost of all the items you are not looking at a cheap package.
Watch this space for the UWHS hands on review.