Logitech Group review


With the huge uptake of Video across organizations I am often asked to find upcoming and innovative products. Just recently I got my hands on the Logitech GROUP.

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My test environment was Skype for Business 2015. Tested in two different room sizes, one was 4m x 4m and the other was 8m x 4m.

What I Liked

  • Very Easy setup, only thing I had to tweak was the Video Frequency (Anti Flicker)
  • This unit has excellent sound quality
  • Its USB and so Plug-and-Play, also works with a variety of platforms  including Office 365
  • Coloured indication on the extension mic’s and the base unit to indicate status
  • Bluetooth, paired to it(called Logi Group) from both Windows 10 Phone and iPhone
  • Once Bluetooth was paired, the mobile doubles as the remote
  • Expansion mic’s extend the reach of the unit well to up to 20 participants
  • Five preset positions, as well as face detection
  • Preconfigured Bundle (includes the Logitech GROUP, an Intel NUC, Wireless keyboard)
  • Price (from under USD1000)

What I didn’t like

  • The remote is a bit slow, this means that pan and zoom becomes jerky

Summary

The Logitech GROUP caters for rooms with up to 14 participants, which can be extended to up to 20 participants by using the expansion mic’s (at an additional cost).

At the price point and ease of setup, together with solid audio and video performance, I believe that it will make its mark.

This is where the Logitech product range shines. There isn’t much competition in this space either. Well spotted Logitech, please keep the product developments coming

 

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About Paul B

My name is Paul Bloem and I am employed at Lexel Systems in New Zealand as a Principal Consultant for Unified Communications. I have been working on enterprise voice solutions for over 20 years. My first 10 years were spent working for a Telco in South Africa (Telcom SA). This is where all the groundwork happened as I was exposed to just about every aspect of telecommunication you could imagine. I develop an interest in PBX technologies and eventually became the go-to guy. Next, I had a 10 year run at Siemens South Africa, most of my time there was as a Technical Trainer. During this time VoIP hit the world stage, I had the privilege of introducing VoIP both as H.323 and later SIP across the Siemens HiPath 4000 solution stack. In 2008 I immigrated to New Zealand with my newly attained MCSE, I was ready to go where no PBX Techie had gone before. I was employed to explore OCS 2007 and that was pretty much the beginning of the end for me. I have been working on OCS and Lync ever since. My current role focuses exclusively on Lync and associated technologies.. That includes pre-sales, consulting, architecture and design, training and support. I even get to play in the development space from time to time - focus on play ;-) I was nominated as a Microsoft VTSP for Lync early in 2013 and also awarded Microsoft's MVP award for Lync in 2014.
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One Response to Logitech Group review

  1. Mohammad Badran says:

    I am not sure if the expansion mics along with the central mic got a good pick up range and will the attendees voice intelligibility be as good as other professional mics like Shure, revolabs..

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