If you need a few more pixels in your video chats but don't necessarily have the processor power to manage them all, you need a Skype HD
-certified camera with an on-board hardware encoding. The TouchCam N1 from faceVsion is the latest to ship, a $120 model that manages 720p recording and also includes dual unidirectional mics to ensure that your voice gets through loud and clear from any angle. That seems to be the only real advantage over the Freetalk Everyman HD, which recently went on sale itself
-- for $70. The N1 does also offer a wider 78-degree lens compared to the Freetalk's 58, but whether that's worth the extra cheddar is something you'll have to decide.
faceVsion(TM) Ships Highly Anticipated TouchCam(TM) N1 Skype(TM)-Certified HD VideoCam
New HD VideoCam Only Shipping Product Capable of Streaming Full Screen 720p Video Over the Internet
FREMONT, Calif., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- faceVsion Technology USA, a world-class manufacturer of HD video communication products for consumers and business, today announced availability of the highly acclaimed TouchCam N1 720p HD VideoCam first demonstrated in January at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The faceVsion TouchCam N1 differs from other "HD" webcams available in the market as it's the first Skype-certified HD webcam capable of actually streaming full screen 720p HD video over the Internet, thanks to built-in hardware H.264 video encoding. The TouchCam N1 also features a super-wide 78-degree field of view lens and dual built-in microphones that deliver a video call experience so real it's almost like being there.
Families and friends separated by great distances will enjoy the stunningly clear 720p HD video quality and the super-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 at best. The ultra-sensitive dual microphones transmit crystal clear sound, even from several feet away.
Businesses can get more done, too, while saving money with HD video meetings. 720p full screen, smooth full motion video and superior audio quality lets business have productive 2-way video calls in the conference room and everyone can get into the picture, saving thousands of dollars in travel expense and boosting productivity without spending tens of thousands of dollars on high-end dedicated video teleconference equipment.
The faceVsion TouchCam N1 requires a Windows(R) 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP PC with an Intel(R) Core 2Duo or equivalent CPU, 1GB RAM, Skype 4.2 or higher, available Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port, and Internet connection with minimum 1.2Mbit/sec "up & down" bandwidth capability. Users are encouraged to visit http://www.skype.com for updated Skype system requirements.
Price & Availability
The faceVsion TouchCam N1 carries an MSRP of $119.00 and is available from PC Connections, Staples.com, NewEgg.com and other fine resellers, or direct from the http://www.facevsionusa.com web shop.
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Fremont, CA, faceVsion Technology USA delivers true HD video communications to the mass market. Core products include TouchCam N1 & L1 720p capable webcams, FVexpress & FVexpress Pro express cards for notebooks for encoding raw 1080p HDV video streams into Full 1080p H.264/AVC compliant streams, and the Qulives video communication software. faceVsion Technology USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of faceVsion Technology Inc.