Logitech Introduces Vid Software for Video Calls
Logitech has recently announced their new Vid software designed exclusively for making video calls and to easily set up with webcam installation. Compatible with PC and Mac, the Vid software is available for download at Logitech’s website.
SINGAPORE — June 18, 2009 — Video calls have always offered the promise of strengthening the connection between you and your distant friends and family. But for many, getting the software and hardware to work has been a challenge. If you’ve been waiting for a simpler way to make a video call, Logitech® Vid™ is the answer – the free, fast and easy way to make true-to-life video calls with your Logitech webcam on a PC or Mac® computer.
Logitech dramatically simplifies video calling with Vid by offering a streamlined setup and a simple, intuitive interface dedicated to video calling. In fact, you can set up Vid in fewer than half the steps required by the major instant-messaging programs. Vid is available for download at www.logitech.com/Vid.
Vid can also make it easy to see your loved ones in lifelike colors. From the sparkle in your daughter’s engagement ring to the smile on your grandson’s face, Vid optimizes the speed and resolution of your video call, so you’re always getting the best-possible frame rate and resolution for your webcam.
Sets Up With Webcam
Vid is set up automatically when you plug in your Logitech webcam. A few clicks and you’re ready to go. There are no screen names. And there’s no third-party software to download. When you’re ready to make a video call, Vid uses your friend or family member’s e-mail address to connect. Your friend simply accepts your e-mail invitation to participate in a video call on Vid, and you’re both connected and ready to chat.
Simple, Intuitive Interface
Unlike other free software that offers video calling as another hard-to-find feature in a long list of features, Vid presents a simple, intuitive interface in which every element is designed to help you make a video call. You can make a call in just a few simple steps. Each one of your contacts is represented by a thumbnail picture. You simply click the picture of the person you want to contact, and Vid starts your video call.
Vid is free with your Logitech webcam – and for anyone you’re calling. There are no added charges. If you don’t have a Logitech webcam, you can still use Vid if a friend or family member invites you. (If you’re invited by a friend or family member that has installed Vid, but doesn’t have a Logitech webcam, you’ll get Vid free for 30 days. At the end of the 30-day period, you can use Vid with the purchase of a Logitech webcam.)
Vid is compatible with PC and Mac® computers, as well as stand-alone and embedded webcams.
Pricing and Availability
Logitech Vid is available for download at www.logitech.com/Vid and is free for anyone with a Logitech webcam.