Logitech launches AI-powered conference camera

Logitech has launched a new AI-powered USB conference camera.

MeetUp2 is designed for bring-your-own device (BYOD) and PC-based setups in huddle and small meeting rooms.

This latest iteration of Logitech MeetUp, which has sold more than one million units, has been released to meet the growing need for huddle room technology as more companies turn to hybrid working models.

"Instantly recognisable, MeetUp took video from the boardroom to the huddle space, making video collaboration achievable and affordable for everyone," said Alistair Johnston, head of collaboration at Futuresource Consulting.

With the rise in huddle rooms comes the need for video conferencing technology that fits multiple scenarios, including those who prefer dedicated PC-based deployment or using their laptop in a BYOD setup. Logitech has integrated AI-enhanced features used in conference room devices to create experiences that focus on the human and deepen engagement into the new camera.

"Logitech MeetUp 2 brings the power of AI with RightSight 2 to create dynamic views that draw remote users into the virtual meeting, and RightSound 2 for advanced voice equalisation and noise suppression," said Henry Levak, VP of product at Logitech B2B. "On the backend, IT teams can remotely monitor the devices and push out software updates to continuously make MeetUp 2 smarter over time. And not insignificantly, we've built this next-generation conference camera with next-life plastics."

AI-driven video features of RightSight 2 create equitable experiences for remote users by using intelligence to automatically focus and frame in-room participants. For advanced audio clarity, RightSound 2 uses AI-based algorithms that balance voices and filter out unwanted noise, while reducing reverberation in rooms. MeetUp 2 works with different video conferencing platforms including Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Google Meet, enabling users to use features such as Zoom Rooms Smart Gallery, which creates individual feeds of in-room participants; and Microsoft Intelliframe, which automatically places participants in frames to make everyone equally visible.

MeetUp 2 was also developed using Design for Sustainability principles, a framework that guides product teams toward lower-impact, more circular design solutions.

"We're helping our enterprise customers better manage their carbon footprint," said Prakash Arunkundrum, chief operating officer at Logitech. "MeetUp 2 is the latest in our video conferencing portfolio to demonstrate our deep commitment to reducing environmental impact."

MeetUp 2 replaces virgin plastic parts with post-consumer recycled plastic, lowering its carbon footprint and reusing end-of-use plastic from old consumer electronics. The plastic parts in MeetUp 2 also contain 62 per cent recycled plastic. As a result, the camera’s design saves 15.5 tCO2e per 10,000 units, allowing IT tech buyers to lower their Scope 3 emissions.

MeetUp 2 is also packaged in paper sourced from FSC-certified forests and other controlled sources.

The camera is designed for up to six people in a small room and can be used in USB mode with an in-room computer device or in BYOD mode connected to a laptop.

In BYOD setups, users can connect their laptops or mobile devices to the MeetUp 2 with the Logitech Active USB Cable to run video meetings from their platform of choice, while IT admins can monitor room status, run updates and modify settings over the Ethernet or WiFi through Logitech Sync. When MeetUp 2 is not in a meeting, the display in the room can be used for digital signage, allowing custom content such as company logos or space usage instructions, through Logitech Sync and AppSpace.

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