Biscotti XS Video Calling Device Works with Google Video Chat & Other Services
The $299 Biscotti XS will be available in March and it includes options such as direct connectivity to any HDTV, a universal mount, Ethernet and wireless connectivity and the ability to run with Google Video Chat and Android Talk app.
The technology may seem like something from Star Wars or some other sci-fi series, but manufacturers, including popular companies like Apple have been working on reliable and convenient video calling technologies for quite some time.
Biscotti Inc., a McKinney, Texas-based manufacturer offers video calling solutions for residential and business users and during the now completed 2013 CES show in Las Vegas the company announced its latest product: Biscotti XS. Biscotti is also supporting the XS product through the announcement of its companion MyBiscotti Cloud Services which is designed to allow users to manage and configure multiple Biscotti XS devices, and to operate functions such as video recording and the sharing of time-lapse video.
“Biscotti is reinventing the video-calling experience,” boasts Matthew B. Shoemake, CEO and founder of Biscotti. “Video calling should be just as simple as voice calling. The Biscotti and MyBiscotti Cloud Services [that we demonstrated] at CES provide our customers with a convenient and comfortable video calling experience allowing our customers to make and receive video calls as easily as picking up the phone or sending a text.”
The Biscotti XS incorporates dual band, dual antennas and Multiple In/Multiple Out (MIMO) technologies for HD Wi-Fi, as well as Ethernet connectivity, and the company’s Multiport Power Adapter that streamlines Ethernet, power and audio (3.5mm connections) for remote microphone usage in large rooms. The Texas-based company also says the product works with any HDTV, and it supports its navigation capabilities with a keyboard remote control.
In addition, the Biscotti XS also includes a Universal Mount that offers 330-degrees of swivel and the ability to mount onto any TV, wall or ceiling. Biscotti also points out the unit works with the Google, SIP and PSTN infrastructure systems and it can be used in tandem with the mobile Google Video Chat or Android Talk products.
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