recommendations that have been tested by our engineers, here are a few
options. We recommend pairing them with external mics such as the Jabra
Almost all native (integrated) webcams are compatible. External cameras that have been tested include:
- Logitech C100, C120, C310 C920
- Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 and HD-6000
- Keep in mind: the
Blue Jeans browser option currently does not support cameras that are
connected to a PCI capture card, such as an Osprey 260e or BlackMagic
Hi Ash - Our law firm has been using Logitech brand USB 2.0 webcams. Our primary models have been C910, C920, B990 and C525.
We've just recently acquired the new Logitech CC3000e - a very nice conference room webcam that really enhances Blue Jeans meetings for small groups. Price point is about $1K for this model - check it out at: http://info.logitech.com/conferencecam.cc3000e.plus.html
Sorry - haven't tried any other vendor products from Genius/Leadership.
Ash: We don't have offices in South America so can't help you there. Good luck.
Garrick: The Logitech CC3000e was difficult to get - my manager ordered at the beginning of the year and has only received it a couple of weeks ago. Some kind of problem in production (wiring? - Logitech may be shipping now). The camera has a Carl Zeiss lens and has zoom/pan capability - but zooming only available at the camera side (eg, user on other end can't control camera zoom/pan). The CC3000e is really high-def, much like the Polycom HDX 7000/8000 EagleEye camera we use. Very nice for the price!!
This would be a good, reasonable conference room solution to use with Blue Jeans and small-to-medium meetings (1-4, maybe a few more) depending on the room size. Microphone seems to work well from our initial tests - I'd certainly recommend getting one and doing your own pilot with it using Blue Jeans meetings.
I have tried the Logitech cc300e and it really has hit the mark for medium size classrooms for a good price at $1000. It includes the microphone and speaker pod that will sit on the table and the camera works good on a $10 tripod where ever you wish in the room. The remote control will enable volume control and the abilitity to pan and zoom to provide an even better face to face conference. The USB connection enables desktops or laptops to work effectively. Just need a projector or LCD TV to complete the display portion of the system. We will be getting this system for several offices in the firm.
There is another new alternative for small to medium size conference rooms and again from Logitech. That is the Logitech C930e webcam which is really a business level webcam that starts out with a 180 degree view at 1080P when it is first used. THere is a sofware to download for free called the "Logitech Camera Settings" which will allow you to zoom or pan the camera directly (without touching the webcam). You will have to go and zoom one step to get the functionality turned on...The default wide view does not allow you to make changes until you do this step. The microphones on this webcam do a good job and the processing is taking place in the webcam rather than the computer CPU. This is a really good alternative for less than $100 US dollars for Blue Jeans sessions.
I will also be trialing the Lifesize Flex - which is basically the same concept - i imagine it has the same problem as the CC3000e on Linux desktops given the Lifesize - Logitech connection.
The C930e sounds like a good option - providing their is a linux installer to be able to configure it ;)