DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - November 20, 2006 - Logitech, the world's leading manufacturer of personal peripherals, launched its flagship brand QuickCam® Ultra Vision(TM) webcam at Gitex 2006. The company also announced the launch of several industry leading products including Logitech MX and VX Revolution Mice, Harmony 1000 and Wireless DJ Music System at the region's leading IT exhibition.
The Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision(TM) webcam delivers a true-to-life video calling experience by delivering twice the image clarity offered by typical webcams. The webcam combines an extra-large, precision-engineered glass lens with a low f-stop setting, increasing the amount of light entering the webcam and precisely focusing that light to create sharp, vivid images. It also features a premium 1.3 megapixel sensor and supports the High-Definition (HD) video format, allowing people to create video clips and watch them in a wide-screen format.
Logitech also unveiled two of its technologically advanced products - the Logitech® MX(TM) Revolution cordless laser mouse and the Logitech® VX Revolution cordless laser mouse for notebooks. Both mice feature hyper-fast scrolling with a revolutionary alloy wheel - the MicroGear(TM) Precision Scroll Wheel - that spins freely for up to seven seconds, spanning hundreds of pages with a single flick of the finger and setting a new benchmark in scrolling efficiency. Computer navigation with these mice is also enhanced with an innovative One-Touch(TM) Search feature that allows people to select a word or phrase on a Web page or in a document and, with a single click, view Internet search results on that subject
"Gitex is an important event to Logitech in the Middle East and this year is no exception", commented Robert van de Vegte, Regional Director of Benelux, Middle East and Africa. "There has been a steady increase in the PC penetration rates in the Middle East, especially because of the rapid growth the region has been witnessing and this has created a huge demand for computer peripherals from consumers who are looking for quality and technologically advanced products. Gitex Dubai gives us an excellent opportunity to reach out to our target audience, considering the popularity and scope of the event. As such, we are launching a whole range of innovative and stylish products at the show, many of them already award-winners - from the Logitech® MX(TM) Revolution cordless laser mouse to the Logitech® FreePulse(TM) Wireless headphones and Logitech® diNovo(TM) Edge keyboard."
The Harmony 1000 universal remote control is a state-of-the-art product from Logitech, which has a touch-sensitive screen that makes the one-touch activity controls even easier by displaying the important controls when they are relevant. Using radio frequency (RF) technology, the Harmony 1000 remote can also control multi-room entertainment systems and high-end components hidden behind closed doors, when used in combination with the optional Logitech® Harmony® Wireless Extender. Its stunning brushed-chrome and piano-black finish makes the Harmony 1000 remote an aesthetic complement to today's most sophisticated living rooms.
The Logitech Wireless DJ Music System enables people to stream digital music from their PC to any stereo in their home and control it all from the palm of their hand. The three-piece system quickly connects the PC to a home-entertainment centre or speaker system using Logitech´s Music Anywhere(TM) wireless technology, which combines plug-and-play simplicity with the clarity of digital audio. The system plays any PC audio format, including MP3, iTunes® (AAC), WMA, Internet radio, and podcasts. The Wireless DJ remote also includes an active playlist feature, called the DJ List, which allows people to add songs or albums to the queue without stopping the music.
"As Logitech celebrates its 25th year, we are reminded of how important PC technology has been in both the evolution of the digital lifestyle and our company's growth. We started as the mouse company, supporting an intuitive form of navigation on the PC. As the PC has become more media-rich, and as new digital platforms have emerged, we have expanded our portfolio of innovative personal peripherals to address these changes, so much so that our products are much less peripheral, and far more central, to our customers' enjoyment of digital audio, Internet communications, and home entertainment," concluded de Vegte.
Logitech is a world leader in personal peripherals, driving innovation in PC navigation, Internet communications, digital music, home-entertainment control, gaming and wireless devices. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company traded on the SWX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI).
Shamim Kasmani, CommuniGate Middle East, +971-4-3988134