Logitech is today taking a stab at some big videoconferencing equipment manufacturers and reminding us that, despite the world being fixated on the “software-ization” of everything, hardware still has a place. The company is introducing Logitech Group, a new videoconferencing solution for midsize to large conference rooms. It’s a very lucrative space predominantly serviced by large vendors’ products. And products with huge price tags, to boot.

Which is where Logitech wants to mix things up. The product, which is expected to be available worldwide next month, is slated to start at a suggested price of $999. Group offers audio and HD video for groups of up to 14 people. In addition, the extension microphones allow groups of 20 to be heard.

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