Boasting Wi-Fi technology, 720p high-definition video and a range of pre-loaded apps and functionalities, including Skype, YouTube and full Web browsing, the Samsung inTouch brings the internet connected experience straight to the living rooms of consumers with ordinary HDTVs.
Samsung Techwin America, which offers consumer video monitoring and security products, unveiled Sunday, Jan. 8, its inTouch camera system at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The inTouch camera can be securely placed on top of an HDTV, shelf or table, and thanks to a tilt range of -30 degrees ~ 0 degrees, users can easily adjust the camera so that everyone can be in the shot.[ Also Read: LG Tweets with Tweet-TV on Mobile Digital TV ]
The Samsung inTouch offers a connection to a wireless network, and hooking up the camera to an HDTV requires just one HDMI cable.
Plugged into Skype and with an embedded mic and speakers, Samsung’s inTouch camera system gives consumers the ability to connect with family and friends around the world in high-definition, right from the comfort of their own living rooms, says the company.[ Also Read: Google Makes Web a New Channel for Your TV ]
In addition to Skype, the Samsung inTouch camera system is also pre-loaded with a range of apps which instantly give any ordinary HDTV an internet connected makeover. Apps such as YouTube and Google News and Weather bring important information and entertainment right to the screen, and a Web browser allows consumers to fully access and enjoy all that the Internet has to offer.[ Also Read: Microsoft is Ready to Call on Skype ]
Navigation is also made easy with the inclusion of a palm-sized QWERTY keyboard which puts everything the consumer needs right at their fingertips and makes checking email or instant messaging with friends a breeze, according to the company.
The Samsung inTouch camera also offers an easy-to-use photos app that essentially transforms an HDTV into a high-definition picture frame. Consumers can snap still images at three megapixel resolution, or insert their own using the integrated USB port, which can be reviewed in a gallery or enjoyed in a slideshow.
Images can also be shared with friends and family by uploading directly from the inTouch to social networking sites. The Samsung inTouch will be available March 2012 and will retail for $199.99.