LifeSize Optimizes HD Video Conferencing System for Cloud-Based Platforms
LifeSize has optimized an HD video conferencing system for cloud-based platforms with plug-and-play technology. Known as LifeSize Passport Connect, this solution is offered at a price that can enable broader deployments for telecommuters and remote office. LifeSize, a division of Logitech, says that its new release is a first of its kind product that leverages both Logitech and LifeSize technology.
LifeSize Passport Connect combines features and capabilities from LifeSize Passport, a popular price performance and interoperability endpoint. The solution also features a Logitech HD camera and delivers a video and audio experience that’s open and interoperable. LifeSize has scheduled to make its new product available globally in the third calendar quarter of 2011 for U.S. $1,499 or U.S. $999 with the purchase of a one-year subscription to LifeSize Connections.
“Since we were acquired by Logitech in 2009, we have been actively collaborating on our shared vision of making HD video calling as ubiquitous as a phone call,” said Craig Malloy, chief executive officer of LifeSize and Logitech senior vice president. “Working within Logitech on LifeSize Passport Connect is a natural extension of our strengths and accelerates universal video collaboration by continuing our track record of breaking the boundaries of quality, flexibility and total cost of ownership.”
Commenting on the rationale of the new release, the company notes that cloud-based platforms are poised to expand the video conferencing market from the SMB to the enterprise. The company has specifically designed LifeSize Passport Connect to provide a simple user experience when communicating through cloud-based platforms. LifeSize Passport Connect also works with SIP-based IP PBX systems, and thus customers can enjoy a plug-and-play, high quality user experience.
By using this product, users will also be able to eliminate the need to locate another user or search for a lengthy IP address with its directory name-based dialing for intuitive calling.
By Anuradha Shukla