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									Now You'll Always be the Center of Attention with Logitech Face Tracking Software.

Business Editors/High-Tech Writers


FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 9, 2003


Logitech(R)(Nasdaq:LOGI LOGI Logitech Intl. (stock symbol) )(SWX SWX Swiss Exchange
(trademark of SWX Swiss Exchange)
SWX SolidWorks (3D solid modeling CAD software)
SWX Splitter / Wave Division Multiplexer :LOGN) is now making it possible for web camera users
to remain the center of attention during video sessions. Logitech's new Face Tracking software
automatically tracks a person's face, keeping it centered within the camera's field of view. Soon,
Face Tracking will begin shipping with all mid to high-end Logitech webcams that feature digital
zoom Simulating a longer focal length in a digital camera via software. The digital zoom is
accomplished via image enhancement software within the camera itself rather than the inherent
mechanics of the physical zoom lens. For more details, see optical zoom. -- QuickCam(R) Zoom
To change from a distant view to a more close-up view (zoom in) and vice versa (zoom out). An
application may provide fixed or variable levels of zoom. A display adapter may also have built-in
zoom capability. ($79.95), QuickCam Pro 4000 ($99.95), and QuickCam for Notebooks Pro
($99.95)(1). For existing owners of these web cameras, a free download of Face Tracking is
included in Logitech Image Studio(TM) 7.3 software, which can be found at
www.logitech.com/imagestudio.


Logitech Face Tracking, powered by A4 Vision, tracks a combination of skin tones, shapes and
movement to lock onto a person's face. This new feature takes digital zoom to the next level by
automatically enabling the camera to pan, tilt and zoom-in on a person's face -- keeping it
centered during a video instant messaging The inclusion of video in an instant messaging (IM)
system, turning it into a two-way video conference. For example, in 2003, Apple introduced its
iSight video camera for use with its iChat instant messaging. See instant messaging. session or
when recording a video email. Face Tracking is controlled by the broadcaster's computer, and can
be quickly and easily enabled or disabled at any time.


"When you're trying to make your Internet communication truly up close and personal, you want to
be able to add natural movements and facial gestures without worrying about manually zooming in
and zooming out. Face Tracking, another example of Logitech's easy to use, feature rich webcam
software, ensures a great user experience," said Spencer Johnson Spencer Johnson may refer to
the following persons: Spencer Johnson (writer), author of Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer
Johnson (American football player), NFL defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, director of
Product Marketing for Logitech's Video Division. "In the case of video instant messaging the ability
for our cameras to automatically track a person's face makes the video IM experience more
satisfying for the millions of people that use it every day."
(1) All suggested retail prices.


About Logitech: Logitech designs, manufactures and markets personal interface products that
enable people to effectively work, play, and communicate in the digital world.


With operational headquarters through its U.S. subsidiary in Fremont, Calif., and regional
headquarters through local subsidiaries in Switzerland, Taiwan and Hong Kong Hong Kong (hng
kng), Mandarin Xianggang, special administrative region of China, formerly a British crown colony
(2005 est. pop. 6,899,000), land area 422 sq mi (1,092 sq km), adjacent to Guangdong prov.,
Logitech International is a Swiss public company traded in Switzerland on the Swiss Stock
Exchange (LOGN) and in the U.S. on the Nasdaq National Market System (LOGI). The company
has manufacturing facilities in Asia and offices in major cities in North America North America,
third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the
northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere., Europe and Asia Pacific.


Note to Editors: Logitech, the Logitech logo and other Logitech marks are owned by Logitech and
may be registered. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more
information on Logitech and its products, visit the company's web site at www.logitech.com.


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