Microsoft to Launch Webcams for Windows 10, Xbox One With Facial Recognition: Report

The Microsoft Kinect may be long gone, but that doesn’t seem to spell the end of the company’s foray in webcams.
It’s being now rumoured that Microsoft is planning new cameras, among which may work with the Xbox One$ 4,599 gaming console as well as any Windows 10 PC. Why is this interesting is that these cameras could add Windows Hello authentication into Microsoft devices beyond the Surface product range.
A report on Thurrott states that this advice comes from two distinct sources, and these 4K-capable cameras may hit the market in 2019. Among the USB Type-C cameras is speculated to bring the much desired Windows Hello performance to any Windows 10 PC.

Xbox One could regain the Kinect attribute of authenticating users through facial recognition. Users will then have the ability to sign in simply by moving in front of the camera. This may work for several users as well, which makes it much easier for other players to join in on a single console.

The report further adds that this could be tied to Microsoft’s Surface Hub two , and could ship around the exact same time as Microsoft’s new seminar room display. The gadget comes with multiple USB interfaces, enabling it to link to more than one camera at a time, which could be one of the chief purposes of their new cameras. The report adds that the cameras may be Surface branded and will be enterprise-focused.

This isn’t the first we’re hearing about Microsoft’s new webcams, however, since we’d previously reportedabout Surface chief Panos Panay hinting about the USB Type-C webcams together with a modular PC that operates similarly to the Microsoft Surface Hub 2, a couple of months ago.


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