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Logitech Designs Innovative Keyboard for Cisco Jabber

January 17, 2013 - News

Logitech has introduced an enterprise-grade keyboard designed exclusively for Cisco Jabber that allows users to easily communicate through a computer or thin client in virtual workspace environments.

The Logitech UC Solution for Cisco 725-C features integrated phone and video call controls and combines three new products: the Logitech UC Keyboard K725-C with dedicated keys for managing calls on a computer or virtual desktop; the full-HD Logitech C920-C Webcam; and the ergonomically shaped Logitech M525-C Wireless Mouse.

The Logitech UC Keyboard K725-C has nine phone and video-control keys designed to quickly allow the user to answer, end and mute calls directly from the desktop. The call answer/end key blinks to show incoming calls and gives users a visual cue even when they aren't looking directly at their screen. The voice mail-message key glows when there are new messages while a built-in LCD display screen shows caller ID for incoming calls and the duration of ongoing calls.

The new keyboard interoperates directly with Jabber – Cisco's unified communications software – and manages calls for any user who is signed into the system, which makes the Logitech UC Solution for Cisco 725-C ideal for work environments where users don't have a permanently assigned work location, the company said. The Logitech UC Solution for Cisco 725-C also allows users to customize their own virtual workspaces and increase productivity and work more effectively.

“We created the Logitech UC Keyboard to replicate the familiar physical controls of a traditional desk phone, giving UC users new options to collaborate using soft phones and video," said Eric Kintz, senior vice president and general manager of Logitech for Business. “The Logitech C920-C webcam further enhances this experience with true-to-life HD video clarity, while the Logitech M525-C mouse represents Logitech’s heritage in human-centric peripherals that boost user productivity and satisfaction. We are delighted that Cisco shares our vision and has given us the opportunity to design products for Cisco Jabber."

Look for the Logitech UC Solution for Cisco 725-C, which includes the keyboard, webcam and mouse, in March, with a price tag of $270, from selected resellers who specialize in supporting Cisco Collaboration customers. The Logitech C920-C Webcam is expected to be sold separately for $110.

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