Lifesize, a division of Logitech has introduced the Lifesize Cloud. Lifesize Cloud is delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS), designed to blend software, hardware, service and the user interface.
Key features of the service include:
· A connected experience on any device, especially the meeting room, with support for smartphones, laptops, tablets and telephones through the Lifesize Cloud app;
· A Lifesize Icon room video system the works out of the box by connecting to the organization’s network and providing authorized log-in credentials; and
· Click to call, check presence status, connect instantly or in scheduled calls, have single and group calls, and presentation sharing.
The cloud-based service supports up to 25-way calls in HD video or audio for every user and virtual meeting, alleviating the need to manage multiparty bridging ports. Annual subscription plans start are available at $25 per user per month The service is sold through Lifesize Worldwide Partner Network, and those interested can sign up for a fully featured, free 14-day trial.
Commenting in a statement on the service launch, Lifesize CEO and Founder Craig Malloy said, “The demand for video communication in business is skyrocketing, driven primarily by free, consumer-focused applications. As a result, users now expect to have the same simple experience in the office, connected across laptops and mobile devices. Lifesize delivers a way to completely, cost effectively and efficiently enable every person in your company with the highest quality video collaboration. We are able to do this because we have spent the last 11 years building an innovative product portfolio with all of the pieces necessary for this vision to come to life.”
Roopam Jain, industry director of enterprise communications and collaboration for Frost & Sullivan added, “Lifesize has nailed this user need with the introduction of Lifesize Cloud, a bold departure from the complex and costly ways of implementing video. By integrating its conference room video system with an intuitive, feature-rich hosted cloud infrastructure, it is clear that Lifesize continues to innovate."
Founded in 2003 and acquired by Logitech in 2009, Lifesize first delivered high definition video conferencing in 2005.