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Corsair acquires EpocCam, a webcam app for iPhone – TechCrunch

Corsair Gaming today announced that it has acquired EpocCam, the software program developer behind the iOS software program of the identical title. It’s simple to see why the gaming firm could be serious about such an acquisition in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has result in a worldwide spike in distant working — and, consequently, extra persons are teleconferencing than ever.

The EpocCam app is designed particularly to show iPads and iPhones right into a webcam for each macOS and Home windows PCs. The software program works throughout various widespread teleconferencing functions, together with Zoom, Skype, Google Meet and Microsoft Groups — which is greater than I can say for the beta webcam software program I’m presently operating.

The deal brings the EpocCam model underneath Corsair’s Elgato umbrella. Corsair bought the corporate’s gaming model again in mid-2018. That deal, in flip, discovered the remainder of Elgato rebranding its Eve System — an organization expressly centered on sensible house and residential automation.

Whereas most laptops and desktops are pretty missing within the built-in webcam division, iPhones have taken nice strides. So it is sensible for customers to benefit from that imaging energy. In fact, with the corporate now owned by a gaming model, it’s clear that online game live-streaming goes to be an enormous a part of the worth play right here.

The app has already been relaunched underneath the Elgato model, together with deeper integration with its present merchandise. The corporate guarantees that additional updates are “already in improvement.”

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