Zoom Integrates PTZ Control of Logitech ConferenceCams

ConferenceCam_FamilyThis week the recently rebranded Logitech has launched a new program known as the Logitech Collaboration Program. The program aims to foster enhanced collaborative experience through the integration of Logitech products with various services. The program launches with Blue Jeans Network, Broadsoft, C2G, LifeSize Communications, Vidyo and Zoom as a foundation.

The first signs of life from the program come from Zoom, who have announced that they have integrated PTZ control of Logitech ConferenceCams into their online video conference platform.

Zoom and Logitech have worked together to integrate far-end and local Logitech pan, tilt, and zoom (PTZ) camera controls into the Zoom interface, creating a simpler and faster way to control the view of meeting and webinar participants.

Zoom supports the entire range of ConferenceCams, from the smaller BCC950 to the CC3000e and PTZ Pro Camera. Their support details include brief notes on local and far-end camera control.

Zoom has a history of integrating enterprise video conference hardware (SIP/H.323) into their service. Those devices have long featured near/far-end camera controls. Thus they were likely well-positioned to incorporate such capability when faced with a Logitech camera.

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The partnership with Cables-To-Go is perhaps a bit unexpected. Apparently it stems from the need to create an extender for the DIN-type cabling used by the CC3000e. The C2G 34019 Extender for Logitech Conference Cameras CC3000e allows normal cat5 or cat6 Ethernet cable to be used to achieve up to 100 feet between the various components of the system.