LifeSize Introduces “Smart Video” with New Icon Series

  LifeSize Introduces “Smart Video” with New Icon Series

  LifeSize puts the video collaboration experience back in the hands of the
                  users through a simplified user interface

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas -- January 29, 2013

LifeSize, a division of Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) (SIX:LOGN), today announced
LifeSize® Icon™ Series, its newly designed, highest quality video system. This
series is the culmination of years of user-behavior research and corresponding
purposeful design to alleviate common barriers to adoption that have plagued
the video conferencing industry. The LifeSize Icon Series introduces a new,
simplified user experience designed to make video communication so simple and
intuitive that anyone can use it without training.

The video conferencing market is entering a transitional phase. As mobile,
cloud and virtualization technologies take hold, they’re fundamentally
changing how video communication works. Much as the introduction of the
smartphone dramatically changed how people engaged with their mobile phones,
LifeSize is aiming to transform the video communication experience with the
introduction of “smart video™.” The LifeSize Icon Series’ smart video strips
away all of the complicated processes inherent in video today, so users who
have previously been intimidated by the cost and complexity of traditional
video conferencing can now connect more efficiently and focus on what matters
most – their business.

“Making a video call should not involve pressing a dozen buttons, deciphering
a complicated remote control and navigating through an intimidating user
interface,” said Colin Buechler, chief executive officer of LifeSize. “It is
those barriers, along with outrageous cost and an overwhelming burden on IT,
that have dissuaded businesses from fully adopting video collaboration. The
Icon Series puts the experience back in the hands of the users and the
complicated technology disappears. LifeSize Icon Series is reinventing video
conferencing by answering the call of what this industry has needed since its
inception: a radically simplified user experience that any organization can
embrace. That’s smart video.”

The LifeSize Icon Series blurs the lines between endpoint and infrastructure,
delivering a truly connected experience at an unbeatable value. It’s tightly
integrated with the LifeSize UVC Platform and its applications – including
streaming and recording, firewall traversal, multiparty video calling and
management – to make it easier for users to experience the full power of their
platform. This integration also makes buying and supporting video conferencing
more flexible and efficient, allowing companies to purchase only the
applications their users need and scale as those needs grow.

"The UI of the LifeSize Icon Series is unlike any I've seen on a video
conferencing system,” said Robert Arnold, program manager for unified
communications and collaboration at Frost and Sullivan. “Its slick,
icon-driven design just makes sense for an optimal user experience. I expect
that there is tremendous market opportunity for this solution, especially at
its attractive price point. For companies that have traditionally rejected
video due to its cost and complexity, I would recommend a closer look at the
LifeSize Icon Series."

Only LifeSize Icon Series delivers smart video conferencing through:

  *Simplified directory navigation: quickly search the unified directory and
    connect in seconds
  *Scheduling capabilities: see the complete schedule, including
    click-to-join-meeting reminders
  *Streaming and recording: users can stream and record with the press of a
    single button
  *Multiparty calling: seamlessly integrated ad-hoc and scheduled multiparty
  *Firewall/NAT: secure full HD video calls within and across networks
  *Presentation: intuitive data sharing up to 1080p and custom layout options
  *HD video quality: up to 1080p60
  *Flexible upgrades: including number of displays, type of camera and

Pricing and Availability

  *LifeSize Icon Series is globally available today, starting at $2,999 U.S.
  *LifeSize Icon Series video solutions include LifeSize UVC Manager.
  *Features such as streaming and recording, firewall/NAT traversal and
    multiparty calling are available via specific UVC Platform applications.

Additional Resources

  *LifeSize Icon Series datasheet

About LifeSize

LifeSize is a pioneer and world leader in high-definition video collaboration.
Designed to make video conferencing truly universal, our full range of open
standards-based systems offer enterprise-class, IT-friendly technologies that
enable genuine human interaction over any distance. Founded in 2003 and
acquired by Logitech in 2009, LifeSize, with its commitment to relentless
innovation, continues to extend the highest-quality video conferencing
capabilities to anyone, anywhere. For more information, visit

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