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faceVsion(TM) Expands Its Skype(TM) Certified High Definition Video Camera Lineup with New Low-Cost FV TouchCam(TM) V1

faceVsion Technology Inc.
2011-01-06 10:20 2047

New Model Delivers Crisp 720p Streaming Video over the Internet for an Un-paralleled HD Video Calling Experience Using Skype and Other Popular Video Call/Chat Clients

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- faceVsion Technology Inc., a market innovator pioneering HD video communications for consumers and businesses, today announced a new model in the popular TouchCam lineup of Skype Certified HD video cameras. The new TouchCam V1 720p HD VideoCam is a new low-cost model with many of the same features that made its big brother, the TouchCam N1, immensely popular with businesses looking to move videoconferencing out of the conference room and onto the desktop, allowing HD video calls to happen anywhere, anytime. 

Like the TouchCam N1, the new V1 is a Skype Certified HD camera with a wide-angle lens and built-in hardware H.264 video encoding that delivers brilliant 720p video over an Internet connection with as little as 1Mbit/sec bandwidth. When used with the most recent version of Skype 5.0 for Windows®, 3 or more users can hold highly effective group video conference calls (currently in beta) from anywhere. For businesses using Cisco® WebEx, GoToMeeting.com, and other online collaborative meeting applications, the new TouchCam V1 delivers outstanding video quality.

With the new low-cost TouchCam V1, families and friends separated by great distances can now enjoy stunningly clear 720p HD video call quality and the V1's wide angle lens lets everyone get into the picture, a far cry from typical VGA webcams where participants typically only see a person's head and shoulders. 

"Consumers and businesses are clamoring for competitive cost HD video cameras for both desktop videoconferencing and casual video calls," said William Tan, Chief Operating Officer of faceVsion. "faceVsion was there with one of the first Skype Certified HD video cameras and introduced the TouchCam N1 last year at CES. Now we're here with the new low-cost TouchCam V1 to satisfy our customer's requests for lower cost cameras that won't sacrifice video quality."

"Skype is proud of our continued collaboration with faceVsion to develop a new high definition webcam optimized for Skype video calling," said Manrique Brenes, director of business development for Skype. "Partners like faceVsion allow our growing community of users worldwide to seamlessly transition into HD video calling bringing them even closer to the ones they care about through a richer, more meaningful video calling experience."

System Requirements

The faceVsion TouchCam V1 requires a Windows® 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP PC with an Intel® Core 2Duo or equivalent CPU, 1GB RAM, Skype 5.0 for Windows (beta) or higher, available Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port, and Internet connection with minimum 1Mbit/sec "up & down" bandwidth capability. Users are encouraged to visit www.skype.com for updated Skype system requirements.

Price & Availability

The faceVsion TouchCam V1 carries an MSRP of US$69.99 and will begin shipping in Q1 2011. The TouchCam V1 will be available from popular distributors, resellers, retailers and etailers; or direct from the www.facevsionusa.com web shop.

To download photos of FV TouchCam V1, please visit http://www.facevsion.com/product/V1/gallery

Connect with faceVsion at CES

faceVsion will have its entire product lineup on display at booth # MP25368, located in the LVCC South Hall, lower level.  Distributors, resellers, members of the press, and other interested parties are welcome to drop by during show hours or email nita.tsang@facevsion.com to schedule an appointment.

About faceVsion™

faceVsion Technology Inc. (FVT) is the global leader in pioneering solutions that empower consumers and SMEs with true-to-life HD video communications experience over public and private networks through any PC screens. Armed with HD codec know-how and embedded systems design expertise, faceVsion offers a full range of HD solutions including webcams, universal video coding units (FVexpress™), and full function set-top phones (FVfone™). Together with its partners around the world, faceVsion delivers and enhances video communications for users worldwide. For more information on faceVsion Technology's products and services, please visit http://www.facevsion.com.

For more information, please contact:

Bryan Yen
faceVsion Technology Inc.
Tel: +886-3-318-3369 Ext.63621
Fax: +886-3-328-8755
Email: bryan.yen@facevsion.com

Source: faceVsion Technology Inc.
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