Brother keeps building up its web conferencing platform. The company just announced the NW-1000 webcam and VT-1000 speakerphone, which are designed to work with the company’s OmniJoin Web Conferencing service.
Of course, you don’t have to use them with OmniJoin. Brother says that each product will work with just about any web conferencing service. However, both are optimized for OmniJoin, the company’s new cloud-based offering.
Promising crystal-clear audio and HD-quality video, both units hook via USB to provide remote workers, small offices or home offices with boardroom-quality web conferences at an affordable price.
Featuring an omnidirectional microphone, noise reduction and echo cancellation features, the VT-1000 Speakerphone can connect to any desktop, laptop or smartphone.
The NW-1000 Webcam has a compact form factor and a universal mount, so it can rest on any desktop, notebook or within a conference room. It boasts 1080 and 720 HD video image quality (via a third-party video conferencing service provider), as well as a wide-angle image capture, dual microphones, and support for H.264 video compression.
“Until now, videoconferencing products for SMBs and home office workers have been cost prohibitive, or have had challenges around compatibility and performance quality,” said Bill Henderson, Brother’s vice president. “Our products, combined with the OmniJoin service, represent an ideal marriage of affordable, quality plug-and-play hardware and an online cloud service to assist the small to mid-size business community in their day-to-day work and collaboration.”
Brother has priced each product at $99.99. That price also includes a 2-year limited warranty for each purchase.