rePLAY ISE 2022 — That’s a Wrap

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rePLAY ISE 2022 has officially come to a close, but first, a quick recap of session two. This time, the session contained curated content aimed toward our viewers in the United States rather than Europe. Our hosts, Steph Beckett and Emily Dean, picked out some great content we gathered in Barcelona at ISE 2022 to […]

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Logitech Is Now Nearly a $5.5 Billion US Company

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Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full Fiscal Year 2022, ended March 31, 2022. The highlights include: Sales were Logitech’s highest ever at $5.48 billion, up 4% in U.S. dollars and 4% in constant currency compared to the prior year. This growth is on top of last year’s […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1098: Logitech Will Be at ISE 2022 — Having Tripled in Size Since 2019 — With a Family of New UCC Products

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Few companies experienced the growth that Logitech did in 2020 and 2021; this is primarily due to its UC portfolio. With a perfectly positioned product set for small, medium and large rooms in the form of the Rally Bar Mini, the Rally Bar and the Rally Bar Plus, respectively, Logitech is well-positioned to have another record year in 2022. […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2022 Edition

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Welcome to my 22nd annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I can’t believe I have written this article 22 times. I am beyond humbled by how many of you read this; last year, it was viewed by over 90,000 #AVtweeps. #LOVE ❣️ The bottom line is I love writing this article. It keeps me curious and humble. […]

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Logitech Updates RightSight 2 Software With Speaker View for Hybrid Meeting Equity

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Logitech announced an initiative to create more equitable experiences for hybrid workers with RightSight 2 software that now simultaneously presents both a close-up view of the individual speaker and a view of the entire meeting room during video calls. RightSight 2 auto-framing technology allows far-end participants to follow the active speaker while also getting situational […]

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Logitech’s Sync Device Management Platform Now Supports Personal Collaboration Devices

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Logitech announced a major update to its Sync device management platform. Sync now supports personal collaboration devices, such as webcams, headsets and docking stations. Sync also provides insights such as meeting room occupancy. Sync is designed to simplify IT work in supporting distributed teams. Through a single web-based platform, IT managers can push firmware updates […]

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Shure and Logitech Partner for Compatibility Assurance of Collaborative Meeting Solutions

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Shure is collaborating with Logitech for compatibility assurance. By connecting select Logitech devices with Shure’s Microflex Advance microphone range, users can manage their meeting room audio, mute sync, LED status and volume control without the need for complex programming. Compatibility for each of these features has been verified and tested by Shure and Logitech. The […]

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Leon Speakers Partners With Logitech for New Collaboration Program

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Continuing to expand its presence in the ProAV market, Leon announced that it has partnered with Logitech as part of the company’s “Logitech Collaboration Program” (LCP). This new partnership between the two companies provides integrators with functional and design-friendly technology solutions for videoconferencing spaces and makes specifying a Leon/Logitech solution simple by pre-validating the fit, […]

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PPDS Partners With Logitech To Bring Collaborative Meeting Capabilities to Philips Professional Displays at InfoComm

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PPDS announced the latest evolution of its “total solutions” strategy. Its partnership with Logitech aims to create a complete and inclusive collaborative meeting and learning experiences for the corporate and education markets on Philips-branded professional displays. Working together, PPDS and Logitech bring plug-and-play connectivity and integration between a range of collaboration-inspired Philips professional displays for both […]

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Logitech International Announces Q2 Financial Results For Fiscal Year 2022, Details 4% Sales Growth at $1.3 Billion in US

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There aren’t many public companies in AV, so it’s a good indicator for our market conditions when one announces earnings. Yesterday, Logitech International announced its financial results for the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2022. The highlights were that sales were $1.31 billion, up 4% when compared to 2021 (split calendar year 2019-2020). Q2 GAAP operating […]

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Leon to Showcase New Art, Design and Audio Technology at InfoComm 2021

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Leon will showcase several products exhibiting a blend of art, design and audio technology at InfoComm 2021. Leon offers a customizable, design-forward commercial audio line for AV integrators. Products to be on display at InfoComm 2021 include the following: Tonecase FIT Universal for Bose and Logitech Videoconferencing Systems Leon offers strategic partnerships with leading providers […]

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Leon Joins Logitech’s ‘Logitech Collaboration Program’ for Functional Technology Collaborations and Solutions

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Leon announced that it has partnered with Logitech as part of the company’s “Logitech Collaboration Program” (LCP). The new partnership between the two companies provides integrators with functional and design-friendly technology solutions for video conferencing spaces and makes specifying a Leon/Logitech solution simple by pre-validating the fit, form and function. Leon has long created custom-tailored solutions for Logitech products, but […]

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PPDS Confirms InfoComm 2021 Attendance With Business Updates and Announcements

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PPDS confirmed its participation in InfoComm 2021 with a series of business updates and new product and partnership announcements. The company will be located in Booth 3421. The exhibit event will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, on Oct. 27-29, 2021. “After last year’s cancellation, we are delighted to be […]

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New Logitech Earbuds Certified for Google Meet, Microsoft Teams and Zoom

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Logitech says it is helping professionals stay clear, confident and connected in the next phase of hybrid work with the launch of its Zone True Wireless and Zone Wired Earbuds. These are the first targeted to be certified by all three major cloud video conferencing platforms — Google Meet, Microsoft Teams and Zoom Video Communications, […]

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Nureva Joins Logitech Collaboration Program for Large Space Audio Performance

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Nureva has joined the Logitech Collaboration Program to bring clear, reliable audio performance to large spaces in combination with Logitech conferencing products. Through the program, Nureva’s HDL300 audio conferencing systems are combined with the Logitech Rally Camera, Logitech Tap meeting room touch controller and the new Logitech RoomMate meeting room appliance (available this summer). Together, the products […]

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ISE 2021: Tony Leedham of Ashton Bentley Gives Stand Tour, Talks Interconnect Kit, Bose VB1 and More

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London-based AV consultant Gordon Dutch joined Tony Leedham, director of Ashton Bentley at the ISE 2021 stop in London. View it below: Products discussed: Interconnect Kit Bose VB1 Logitech Rally Bar These systems allow for the extension of USBC laptops over 30 meters over a single network cable to a display or video bar. You […]

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Logitech Intros AI-Powered Whiteboard Camera — ‘Logitech Scribe’

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Logitech has introduced Logitech Scribe, an AI-powered whiteboard camera. Logitech Scribe, compatible with leading services like Microsoft Teams and Zoom, broadcasts whiteboard content into video meetings. In-room participants can share whiteboard content into video meetings by pressing the wireless button included with Scribe or by tapping the meeting room touch controller (like Logitech Tap). The wireless […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2021 Edition

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Welcome to my 21st annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I love writing this annual predictions article — it’s both humbling and rewarding. It requires me to stop and research anything new, evaluate the potential impact it will have and then articulate it in a way that matters to readers. If you’re a regular reader of my […]

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Logitech Gives Us a Glimpse of How Well At-Home UCC Products Are Doing During COVID: +85%

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Logitech International announced financial results for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2021. Q3 sales were $1.67 billion, up 85 percent in U.S. dollars and 80 percent in constant currency, compared to Q3 of the prior year. Q3 GAAP operating income grew 248 percent to $448 million, compared to $129 million in the same quarter […]

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Logitech Intros All-in-One Speaker Bar, Mic and Camera Configurations for UCC

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Logitech just launched its next generation portfolio of appliance and PC-based solutions for UCC including the new Logitech Rally Bar, purpose-built for mid-sized rooms and the Logitech Rally Bar Mini for small rooms. Rounding out large meeting rooms, the new Logitech RoomMate is a computing appliance that allows customers to run videoconferencing services on Logitech […]

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LAVNCH EMEA Day 2: Hybrid Working Is Bursting With Opportunity

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We at rAVe were as excited about day two of LAVNCH EMEA — UCC Collaborative Day — as any other LAVNCH event we’ve hosted thus far. It’s like Chris Mcintyre-Brown of Futuresource said Wednesday on ProAV Day and reiterated this morning: UC&C (unified communications and collaboration) technology is intertwined into every AV discussion today. How […]

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Logitech Takes Aim at Barco ClickShare Conference With New Logitech Swytch

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Logitech introduced Logitech Swytch Tuesday, an enhancement to Logitech room solutions, including Microsoft Teams Rooms and Zoom Rooms, enabling you to join meetings for other videoconferencing systems from your laptop. Using a single USB connection, you can switch control of the camera, audio devices and display in meeting rooms to your computer. Sound familiar? This […]

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Logitech Adds Alexa to UCC-based Zoom Room Solutions

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Logitech announced Logitech Solutions for Zoom Rooms with Alexa for Business, giving users contactless collaboration. As businesses continue to prepare for hybrid work environments, Logitech Solutions for Zoom Rooms and Alexa for Business, a service from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that enables organizations and employees to use Alexa to get more work done, provide companies […]

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Crestron Brings Zoom Rooms to the Home with HomeTime

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Crestron is announcing Crestron HomeTime in collaboration with Logitech and Zoom to deliver a videoconferencing, home control and unified communications experience engineered for socializing, remote learning and working from home. Crestron HomeTime is a unification of the Logitech MeetUp conference camera with the Crestron UC Engine that integrates with Crestron control to deliver the optimal […]

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Barco Partners With Logitech to Combine ClickShare Conference

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Barco today announced its partnership with Logitech to combine ClickShare Conference with Logitech Video Collaboration products. ClickShare Conference is the latest product range in Barco’s highly appreciated ClickShare family. ClickShare Conference is all about wireless conferencing and BYOM (Bring Your Own Meeting), as it allows you to join any type of video conference from your […]

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Crestron Announces Partnership With Logitech

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Crestron has announced a new partnership with Logitech. Pairing the Crestron Flex C series with Logitech MeetUp, Logitech Rally or Logitech Rally Plusto create a unified communications package for small, medium and large rooms. Each system is compatible with Microsoft Teams Rooms or Zoom Rooms. In addition, each system includes room booking capability powered by […]

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Sony Joins Logitech Collaboration Program

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Sony has joined the Logitech Collaboration Program. Through the program, Sony BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays are combined with Logitech Room Solutions for Zoom Rooms, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet. The new one-touch conferencing recommended solution creates an optimized, simple and robust video collaboration. Customers who purchase Logitech video collaboration products with a BRAVIA display receive a purpose-built solution. The one-touch conferencing solution offers […]

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Logitech Personal Collaboration Kits Now Available

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Recently, a study of 1,500 employees by ResumeLabs showed that companies that offer an open layout with some private offices have high employee morale. As open office plans continue to provide a collaborative work environment and increased job satisfaction, some employees still need to take calls and private meetings from a desk. With the newly […]

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Zoom Announces Expanded Platform, New Technologies at Zoomtopia 2019

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Zoom Video Communications just announced at Zoomtopia 2019 (its annual user conference) that major additions are coming to its software platforms. All of these, which are outlined below, will be become available on the platform by the end of January 2020. New Zoom Rooms Appliances: These are purpose-built Zoom Rooms hardware devices that Zoom is […]

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Avocor Partners with Logitech for Zoom Room Touch Solution

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Avocor has partnered with Logitech for a Zoom Rooms for Touch solution: the Avocor ALZ collaboration boards, comprised of three sizes available in two performance options. The Avocor ALZ systems combine Logitech MeetUp with an Avocor display and Zoom-ready Avocor Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) Windows-10 Intel i7, to seamlessly enable powerful and secure communication as well as whiteboard […]

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Cybersecurity Lessons Learned from Zoom, Logitech and Draper

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By Paul Konikowski, CTS-D Last week was a big week for cybersecurity news pertaining to the audiovisual industry. Vulnerabilities in Zoom’s Mac desktop client were disclosed, hijacking flaws in Logitech’s Unifying USB dongles hit the mainstream and Draper, Inc. announced that its computer systems and communications networks were being held hostage by ransomware. Let’s take […]

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