Microsoft Making 4K Cameras To Equip Windows 10 PCs With Facial Recognition

Microsoft may be readying 4K webcams for Windows and Xbox One

Microsoft may be readying 4K webcams for Windows and Xbox One

The website claims - by way of inside sources - that one of many new cameras shall be "enterprise-centered", and so it is doing this would be the similar digicam used with the Floor Hub 2.

Microsoft could release its own external webcams next year, with one aimed at extending Windows Hello facial recognition to all Windows 10 PCs. Another feature stated for the webcams are the Windows Hello authentication now only found on Surface PCs.

Paul Thurrott initially reported that the software giant is now developing new 4K camera for both its PCs as well as its Xbox One gaming console.

A rumor has been making the rounds recently that Microsoft is working on developing new webcams and that they will have integrated Windows functionality.

Apart from offering Windows Hello capability, the webcams will also apparently bring back a feature from Kinect that let users automatically sign in by moving in front of the camera. Speculations indicate that these rumoured webcams might be tied with the USB-C-based webcam that is supposed to arrive alongside the Surface Hub 2.

According to a report on Thurrott, Microsoft is planning to launch multiple webcams in 2019 and one of these will webcams will include support for the Xbox One.

The report makes sense as Panos Panay, the head of Microsoft Surface brand, said in October during an interview that Microsoft could release a USB-C webcam soon.

"Look at the camera on Surface Hub 2, note it's a USB-C-based camera, and the idea that we can bring a high fidelity camera to experience, you can probably guess that's going to happen."

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