The Skype VoIP, a useful service that lets users enjoy convenience of its both audio-only or audio and video variants, has sharply risen in recent years, notably at CES 2011 where has released many Skype-enabled products. And FaceVsion, a traditional manufacturer of videoconferencing equipment, has made the TouchCam V1 720p HD VideoCam available with some interesting features at a very affordable price point.
Designed to be relatively similar to TouchCam N1 model, the TouchCam V1 720p HD VideoCam is made with a wide-angle lens and built-in hardware H.264 video encoding which offers 720p video even over an Internet connection featuring an unimpressive 1.2Mbit/sec bandwidth. This application works with not only Skype but also with other online conferencing applications, namely GoToMeeting.com and Cisco WebEx. According to Ping Liu, President of faceVsion Technology USA, consumers and business are interested in lower cost HD video cameras for both desktop videoconferencing and casual video calls. At 2010 CES, FaceVsion released the TouchCam N1, along with one of the first Skype Certified HD video cameras. This year, the company has provided the new low-cost TouchCam V1 to meet the demand of users who want lower cost cameras and good quality video.
Manrique Brenes, director of business development for Skype has expressed his company’s honor for their continued collaboration with faceVsion to develop a new high-definition webcam optimized for Skype video calling. He also mentioned faceVsion as a key factor to their growing community of users worldwide to seamlessly transition into HD video calling; bring them closer to the ones which they concern about via a richer, more meaningful video calling experience. As stated above, the faceVsion TouchCam V1 will be on sale in the first quarter of 2011 and the suggested price if at around 70 US dollars.