Logitech’s Rally raises its videoconferencing game, as does new RightSense technology that lets cameras accommodate difficult lighting and audio situations.
Logitech has been ramping up its business videoconferencing options for a few years now since introducing the highly portable Connect, the higher-end Group, the huddle-room-focused Meetup, and the SmartDock console.
Today, the company is not only announcing a new, higher-spec line centered on the Rally camera, but also new software capabilities designed to automatically improve the videoconference experience.
Listing at $1,299 for the camera alone and $1,999 for the complete audio-and-video package, the Rally system introduces new modular speakers and mic units. Unlike the MeetUp$899.99 at Dell, which is a single unit containing camera, mics, and speakers, the Rally is designed for larger conference rooms for which discrete components are preferable. It makes sense for the speakers to be near the video display, while mics make more sense near the local participants. Even the high-end Group$962.73 at Amazon combines the speaker and mic unit, though—as with the Rally—extension mics are available.