LifeSize Delivers Industry-Leading Multiparty Calling Experience Through Its
Enhanced Software-Based Bridge
The new LifeSize UVC Multipoint Enterprise Edition delivers the quality of a
hardware-based MCU with the flexibility, scale and affordability of software,
as well as interoperability with Microsoft Lync
AUSTIN, Texas -- February 19, 2013
LifeSize, a division of Logitech (NASDAQ: LOGI) (SIX: LOGN) today announced
the enterprise edition of LifeSize UVC Multipoint, available on the
software-based LifeSize UVC Platform. The enterprise edition of this
multiparty video calling solution offers quality upgrades that make the user
experience comparable to most hardware-based MCUs, but with the flexibility of
software and the ability to scale one port at a time. These features allow
organizations of all sizes to experience high-quality video collaboration and
to flexibly adapt their video environment as needs change.
LifeSize UVC Multipoint was designed to make multiparty calling accessible to
all users of standards-based video systems, from room systems to mobile
devices. Today, with the introduction of the new enterprise edition, Microsoft
Lync users can also join the multiparty conversation with other
standards-based systems, and view up to 49 participants on screen to
facilitate more productive collaboration. This new enterprise edition also
offers 1080p30 resolution, scheduling and a dedicated encoder per participant,
which delivers the best quality experience for every user.
“As with the standard edition, companies can purchase and scale LifeSize UVC
Multipoint Enterprise Edition one port at a time,” said Michael Helmbrecht,
vice president and general manager of video solutions at LifeSize. “This makes
it not only affordable for new customers just beginning to deploy video
conferencing, but also for growing enterprises that need to incrementally
scale geographically and serve an ever-increasingly mobile workforce. Our goal
is to make multiparty calling less complicated and accessible to all: work
groups, sales teams, customers, vendors and even Microsoft Lync customers. We
believe LifeSize UVC Multipoint Enterprise Edition accomplishes that goal by
enabling better collaboration and stronger connected relationships.”
Additionally, LifeSize UVC Multipoint Enterprise Edition and the entire
LifeSize UVC Platform are available as virtual machine software or hardware.
For the increasing numbers of companies moving to virtualized data centers,
the platform is optimized for both VMware® and Microsoft® Hyper-V®.
Alternatively, organizations that prefer hardware can get LifeSize UVC
Multipoint and the rest of the software-based LifeSize UVC Platform
applications pre-installed on LifeSize UVC hardware.
With the ability to be deployed on any server and to scale incrementally as
needed, LifeSize UVC Multipoint Enterprise Edition gives organizations
unmatched flexibility to affordably grow their video conferencing
Features of LifeSize UVC Multipoint Enterprise Edition include:
*Quality enhancements with dedicated encoder per participant
*Each participant receives the best-possible video quality, even when
callers with lower quality video join the call
*Select your own layout
*1080p30 full-screen resolution
*Built-in meeting scheduler
*49-way multiparty view
Pricing and Availability
*LifeSize UVC Multipoint Enterprise Edition is globally available today,
and starts at $2,999 U.S. MSRP for one flex port.
*LifeSize UVC Multipoint Enterprise Edition datasheet
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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Megan Lueders, 512-623-4151
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