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Webcam Is Latest Addition to USRobotics' Skype Product Family



Chicago (November 20, 2006) – USRobotics, a Platinum Equity company, announced the addition of the USR9640 USR Mini Cam for Skype to its Skype product family today. The webcam joins the company’s other Skype products, including USB handsets, a speakerphone, and the cordless dual phone and accessory handset.

“With our webcam and headset, Skype users can now make free video calls to friends and family around the world, as well as share recorded video and snapshots,” says Anurag Batta, USRobotics Product Manager for VoIP. “The camera is a natural extension of our Skype product line and continues our development of easy to use, reliable, Skype certified products.”

Optimized for Skype, the USR Mini Cam features true 1.3 megapixel capture capability and full motion video at up to 30 frames per second. The webcam supports new codecs that enable high quality video from a small device. The camera automatically adjusts to low-light conditions, and includes image tuning options such as brightness, saturation, contrast, and horizontal and vertical reversing. Face-tracking auto-focus, digital zoom, and a full 70-degree viewing angle, make the USR Mini Cam the ideal camera for both desktop and laptop video communications.

Designed for maximum flexibility, the USR Mini Cam can be positioned on a laptop or desktop, can clip to a flat screen monitor, and can even stand on a table top. The included headset features HiFi Audio support for fuller, more realistic sound and is tuned to provide richer bass and crisper treble, allowing for equal clarity between a wide variety of different voices, accents, and articulations.

The USR9640 USR Mini Cam with Headset will be available in January for $39.99 USD (MSRP).

About USRobotics

USRobotics is a Platinum Equity company. For three decades, the company has been a leader in Internet access and networking, helping millions of people connect to the Internet with powerful, innovative products. The company is rapidly expanding its category leadership by transforming the latest technologies into reliable and easy-to-use high performance products, including high-speed, broadband modems; wired and wireless networking solutions; and Internet security devices; for the growing home, home office, and small- to medium-sized business markets. The company is dedicated to keeping people connected worldwide – to information, entertainment, and each other. USRobotics is privately held and headquartered in the Chicago area with its EMEA headquarters base in the UK. For further information, please visit the Web site at

USRobotics is a registered trademark of U.S. Robotics Corporation. All rights reserved. All other company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.