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October 20, 2010 08:00 ET

New HD Webcams Plus Advanced Online Video Conferencing Services Deliver High Quality for Less Cost Than Standalone Video Conferencing Systems

Benefits of Business Video Conferencing Extend to Small and Mid-Size Firms With Online Services From Nefsis and HD-Capable Webcams Such as Logitech C910 and Microsoft LifeCam

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2010) - Online video conferencing services innovator Nefsis® reports wider Nefsis customer adoption of HD-capable webcams, such as the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 and Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD. The adoption of HD-capable webcams at street prices under USD$100, combined with online videoconferencing services like Nefsis', reflect an industry turning point: A dramatically less expensive solution than traditional standalone video conferencing systems for achieving excellent, business-grade picture quality.

These camera peripherals, supported by Nefsis ( and other online video conferencing services, such as Citrix Online HDFaces, create a compelling option versus traditional standalone systems such as those manufactured by Polycom and Tandberg.

The traditional video conferencing hardware industry is comprised mostly of end-point solutions from manufacturers Polycom and Tandberg, whose products are common in large enterprise, corporate and government installations. During recent years, however, webcams and built-in laptop cameras have dwarfed unit shipments of standalone systems, and consumer services such as Skype, AOL and MSN have introduced video conferencing to millions of people. Rising expectations, inexpensive high-quality webcams and Internet access at virtually every desktop are driving a new category: online video conferencing services for business. 

"We're watching 'When Worlds Collide,' except this time it's online video conferencing services versus standalone systems. Of course, we don't expect to see online services fully displacing the installed base of telepresence and boardroom systems, but online services will most definitely bring far more businesspeople into video conferencing than all previous generations of video technology combined," said Tom Toperczer, vice president of marketing for Nefsis. "In particular, we see online services as compelling for small and medium-sized businesses, where picture quality, speed and security are required, but budgets and staffing constraints rule out more expensive standalone systems and their associated, dedicated circuit requirements."

Nefsis pioneered the first cloud-based online video conferencing service. It supports multipoint HD video conferencing for business, including HD-capable webcams such as the Logitech C910 and the Microsoft LifeCam, plus conference room pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras such as the Sony HD1. The latter is capable of 720p and 1080p at full frame rates. The current generation of USB 2.0 webcams are limited to 720p continuous picture quality while conferencing. The next generation of webcams will not have USB 2.0 limitations, and will be able to provide 1080p at 30 frames/second sustained. For practical business applications, Nefsis believes 720p picture quality with built-in web collaboration rivals standalone systems, for far lower cost and with reduced maintenance complexity.

Nefsis has posted more information on the Logitech C910 and Microsoft LifeCam, including reviews, photos and sample videos, on its website.

The Nefsis entry-level offering, Nefsis Basic, provides two-party web and video conferencing for home-office professionals for free. Nefsis Professional, the company's commercial application, supports company-wide use, conference rooms and multipoint HD, and includes more advanced web collaboration features. These web-based online video conferencing services are available now at

About Nefsis
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Nefsis is a specialist in video conferencing software and online services for business. The Nefsis approach combines cloud computing and multi-core processing to deliver effortless video conferencing to employees, customers and business partners anywhere they have Internet access. Nefsis is especially popular among small-to-medium sized organizations, where its high-quality video, security controls and easy implementation deliver exceptional value.

For more information, visit the Nefsis website at, or call +1 (858) 715-0970 in the Americas or +44 (0) 870 224 0415 in Europe.

Nefsis is a registered trademark of WiredRed Corporation.

Microsoft, LifeCam, Logitech, Polycom, Tandberg, Citrix, HDFaces and all other trademarks mentioned are property of their respective owners.

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