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LifeSize Announces Cloud-Based HD Video Conferencing Platform

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July 22, 2011

LifeSize Announces Cloud-Based HD Video Conferencing Platform

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

LifeSize, a division of Logitech (News - Alert), announced LifeSize Connections, a cloud-based HD video conferencing platform.

The new cloud-based HD video conferencing platform is expected to offer immersive, multiparty communication at enterprise-level quality.

Offering seamless, encrypted HD video calling across the enterprise, LifeSize (News - Alert) Connections connects LifeSize video conferencing systems in conference rooms to desktop users on PCs or Mac computers.

“For the thousands of organizations sitting on the sidelines waiting to realize the power of HD video collaboration - the wait is over,” said Craig Malloy, CEO of LifeSize and Logitech SVP, in a statement. “LifeSize Connections is a fast, easy way to add and extend HD video collaboration within and outside any enterprise.”

The company’s cloud-based platform is introducing a new way of working by enabling employees to improve productivity and collaborate in new ways.

“Video requirements vary from company to company, regardless of whether they're the smallest SMB or the largest enterprise, because those needs are dictated by their clients, employees and partners,” said Roopam Jain, principal analyst, Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert). “With Connections, LifeSize is pushing video closer to ubiquitous adoption by making it easily accessible to anyone, anywhere.”

Users will benefit immensely as they can have any contact join them in Connections as a guest, for free, by sending a download link and guest registration.

LifeSize Connections features nine-way HD video bridging, data encryption and management. It configures endpoints and software clients to instantly traverse firewalls, ensuring connection on any network.

Recently, LifeSize announced LifeSize Passport video rooms will be able to bring Skype users in to video conferences. Passport will be the first room-based video conferencing system that can work with Skype (News - Alert).

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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