Corsair Gaming has announced that it has acquired EpocCam, a company that specializes in converting Apple iPhones into PC-compatible webcams.
The EpocCam app is specially designed to turn iPads and iPhones into a webcam for both Windows PCs and macOS. The software functions well across popular teleconferencing applications, like Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams.
It is just the right time for the gaming company to work out such an acquisition. In 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic has lead the globe to remote working and more people to teleconferencing than ever.
As EpocCam app integrates with Elgato, the app’s and lead developer, Sami Grohn, also will be joining Elgato as a Principal Software Engineer. The app has already been reintroduced under the Elgato brand, with a better integration with its already existing products. The company says that the further updates have already been panned and are already in development.
The acquisition will see EpocCam coming under the Elgato umbrella, add one more piece of webcam technology to the streaming peripheral companies range, alongside the already available Cam Link 4K. Corsair bought the gaming section back in mid-2018. The rest of Elgato will be rebranding its Eve System.
The Android users will remain void of being able to put it to good use as EpocCam is exclusive to the Apple App Store and iOS devices.
Most laptops and desktops lack in the built-in webcam department, iPhones have a better option. The users will be able to take advantage of the imaging power. With the company now owned by a gaming brand, the video game live-streaming is going to be a big part of the value play.
Still, the acquisition of EpocCam will add on to the company’s video capture options. EpocCam app allows users to connect their iPhone to their PC, and use it as an input device. Users spend a lot on a new iPhone 12, with a great dual 12-megapixel camera. EpocCam will alow then hook it up for their mainstream camera or even a secondary angle.
Over the past few years, Corsair has been spending a lot on a number of acquisitions, and this app purchase joins other acquisitions such as Elgato and controller manufacturer Scuf Gaming.