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Logitech ConferenceCam CC3000e: #Lync Optimized PTZ With Far Side Control

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The CC3000e is an Optimized for Lync PTZ conference camera to accommodate small 6-10 people meetings.

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Control the PTZ with base console, remote control or far side control from a remote location using Lync plug-in. (no automatic active speaker center that I can see)

Some interesting specs

  • H.264 UVC 1.5 (1080p 30fps)
  • Bluetooth audio connections
  • USB video/audio connections
  • Pair using NFC
  • PTZ: 260 degree pan, 130 degree tilt
  • 10x lossless zoom
  • 2 omnidirectional microphones (20 ft diameter range)
  • Logitech notes Optimized for Lync 2013 (no entry here yet)  and also Cisco, Skype, Vidyo
  • Price: $999 USD

Other Notes:

TMCNet writer, Tom Keating, notes the CC3000e has a smoother and quieter motor than BCC950:

“One of my complaints about the BCC950 was that the step motor was a bit jerky and the motor's sounds was picked up by the unit's speakerphone and sent to the remote calling party, which is a bit distracting. I asked Logitech is the CC3000e sports a smoother and quieter motor and they said that indeed it does” (Article link: click here)

Video:

Summary

I believe this is the first SMB Lync Optimized device to support far side control. Seems to me too many pieces to be moving from room to room often. Another very interesting device to add to

Details:
http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/conferencecam-cc3000e-business
http://www.logitech.com/assets/50778/cc3000e-data-sheet.pdf

First Impression Review of Logitech H650e USB Stereo Headset Lync Optimized

 

Below is my video review of the Logitech H650e USB headset that is Lync Optimized.

Logitech has a new focus on enterprise devices branded as “Logitech for Business” and the Logitech USB Headset Stereo H650e is one of the devices in the line up.  (Some others: the Logitech c930e)

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Below is a picture of the headset.  The H650e is a well built headset that has all the standard features you expect from a stereo USB headset. It does stereo, wideband audio, has acoustic echo cancelation and noise cancelling mic.

I would point out the unique flat tangle resistant USB cord.

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The controls for the 650e are on the cord and include: Mute, Pickup/Hang-up, Up and down volume. A nice touch is that you can feel the Up volume versus the Down volume by the raised plus button.

The volume has 25 settings. Top and bottom of range is indicated by a “double beep” and position in range is audibly indicated through the headset.

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To visually set or see the audio, click on Windows Speaker tray icon during a call.

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The Pickup/Hang-up button has a white indicator light and mute has a red light.

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The H650e has a flexible microphone boom that has a rubberized feel. As you will note in the picture above and below, the USB cord is well protected for daily use by “bend protectors” at the plug, controller and entry into the headset, which seems like a very good design to me.

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The H650e has a red light to indicate that headset wearer is on a call. This is viewable from behind.

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Other stuff in the box: getting Started guide, storage/protector pouch and clip to fasten cord.

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The H650e is a Stereo headset so if you want stereo sound delivered when it is available, go into Lync Options | Audio Device and check “Stereo audio playback”. (some premium Lync Optimized device willl create actual stereo sound. examples: Lync Room Systems, the Logitech c930e and some other devices)

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Some Notes

There is also a mono version of the H650e. Also there is a DECT wireless version call the Logitech Wireless Headset Dual H820e. (review coming soon)

Summary

Pros

  • Stereo, Wide Band audio that sounds great to me
  • Tangle resistant USB cord is a nice touch
  • Well protected USB cord looks designed for “Business” everyday use
  • Lync Optimized

Cons

  • at higher volumes I notice a very slight crackle in the feedback audio

My experience with the H650e is that is just works and provides excellent headset quality and experience at a quite reasonable price. When combined with the Logitech c930e you get an audio/video experience with technical specs that, at the moment, are hard to match from another single vendor. If you are a “Plantronics shop”, Logitech for Business is giving some very real reasons to look at alternatives.