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CONSUMER ELECTRONICS  FACEVSION


Vsion of the future


A sizable number of commentators insist that remote conferencing and working from home will become increasingly commonplace in the future, as the technology to facilitate them gets more convenient and reliable. One such firm is FaceVsion, the consumer video communication specialist arm of Chinese manufacturing giant Quanta. Andrew Wooden talks to regional sales director Jack Cheng…


“FaceVsion was created to bring a range of solutions to market which deliver HD quality video


communication to the masses.”


Jack Cheng, FaceVsion


Where and by whom was FaceVsion formed? FaceVsion Technology was founded in Taiwan by Quanta, a Fortune 500 company and the world’s leading netbook and notebook manufacturer. Quanta has a research and


development division that is dedicated to creating the latest technology to improve productivity devices for consumers and manufacturing partners. This expertise led to the production of the True HD codec that you now see in the TouchCam N1 VideoCam. FaceVsion was created to further


develop this technology and bring a range of solutions to market which deliver HD quality video communication to the masses. With its headquarters in Taipei, the firm has three more local


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offices in the USA, Hong Kong and one in mainland China.


Are you planning on branching out into any other areas? FaceVsion is about providing HD video communication solutions over the internet without a leased line. Therefore we have a family of communications solutions, ranging from personal video communications devices, such as the TouchCam N1, to boardroom conferencing systems.


Is the webcam market growing? Definitely. More than 90 per cent of netbooks and notebooks currently sold come with integrated webcams, which proves that consumers are using video as part of their daily communication


and that the demand for improved communication is rising dramatically.


Web conferencing is pretty rare in the UK at the moment, how commonplace is it likely to become? The short answer is very commonplace. Skype usage at the end of Q4 2009 was at 560 million registered users, and 36 per cent of Skype to Skype calls included video already. This illustrates how enormous the


potential of web conferencing is, particularly when coupled with the popularity of integrated webcams in netbooks and notebooks. Video conferencing has become part


of everyday life for some consumers because the technology is readily accessible. New users sign up to the


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