Doing its best to help promote its range of home PC video cameras, Logitech has partnered with Qantas to deliver a free video e-mail service from the domestic terminal at Sydney Airport.
During December, the domestic terminal at the revamped Sydney Airport is hosting an Australian Technology Expo, and Logitech is one of the many IT companies showing off their latest gizmos. Logitech's new QuickCam Home PC video camera has been designed to harness the extended capabilities of the Windows 98 operating system and its USB interface.
Urging retailers to make their customers aware of the video e-mail capability of today's PCs and to recognise the $299 (RRP) cameras as a great up-sell opportunity, Marco Manera, general manager at Logitech, said he believes "this is the right product at the right time.
"According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, more than 970,000 Australian households have home Internet access. That's 14 per cent of all households," Manera said.
"The same survey revealed that the number of adults who used a home computer at least once a week and who regularly accessed the Internet increased by 37 per cent (1.4 million) compared with the similar period last year."
QuickCam includes a built-in microphone and records video at up to 30 frames per second. As all the image processing technology required for video is incorporated in the camera, it requires no special equipment other than Internet access and an e-mail package that allows for files to be attached.