Cradle mounts codec and camera on flat panel display.

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Using MOD (Mount On Display) Cradle, LifeSize Express codec and either LifeSize HD PTZ camera or LifeSize Focus HD videoconferencing camera can be securely attached to flat panel display. Integrated wire management brings camera cable to codec, while thermal standoffs allow full cooling air flow. Fabricated from black acrylic, cradle is fully adjustable to interface with nearly any flat panel display without modification to display, codec, or camera.

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PicturePhone Piggybacks the LifeSize® Express Videoconferencing Codec and New LifeSize(R) Focus Camera Onto Nearly Any Flat Panel Display With the New Mount on Display Cradle

ROCHESTER, N.Y. and AUSTIN, Texas, April 23 /-- PicturePhone Inc., a leading distributor of videoconferencing products and accessories, and LifeSize(R), the high definition video communications company, today announced that PicturePhone has begun the manufacture and distribution of an accessory cradle that allows the simple and secure attachment of the LifeSize Express codec and either the LifeSize standard HD PTZ camera or new LifeSize Focus HD videoconferencing camera to nearly any flat panel display.

Since 1993, PicturePhone has designed, developed and distributed a variety of uniquely functional mounting solutions for visual communication codecs, cameras and displays. This new MOD (mount on display) cradle provides stable and secure mounting of the LifeSize Express codec and its associated camera. The MOD cradle allows the codec to be mounted vertically for easy access to all connectors. Integrated wire management brings the camera cable to the codec and thermal standoffs allow full cooling air flow. The new MOD cradle is fully adjustable to interface with nearly any commonly available flat panel display and is fabricated from aesthetically pleasing black acrylic. No modification to the display, codec or camera is required.

"We are excited to offer our reseller channel another leading-edge product that they can add to their repertoire of integration options. Our ability to assist our dealers in securing incremental sales with unique and necessary accessories allows us to be a true one-stop-shop for all our channel partners," said Dave Weber, Vice President for PicturePhone Inc. "LifeSize Visual Communication products deliver exceptional performance and given the strong demand we are experiencing for the latest LifeSize Express codec, we expect our new MOD cradle accessory to be a homerun in the field."

Ken Nicholson, Manager of America's distribution for LifeSize, comments, "PicturePhone is a unique channel partners for us. They are an excellent distributor and bring numerous value-added products and services to our dealer base. They truly complement our products through their value-added efforts and we look forward to their continued success in developing the LifeSize channel to its fullest capabilities. I am looking forward to mounting one of the new PicturePhone MOD cradles on my personal videoconferencing system."

About LifeSize(R)
LifeSize(R) is the first company to develop and deliver high-definition video communications products. Founded in 2003 by industry veterans, LifeSize's award-winning solutions combine exceptional quality, user simplicity and administrator manageability to make video communications a productive, true-to-life experience. LifeSize is headquartered in Austin, TX with subsidiaries in Europe and Asia Pacific, and a network of channel partners in more than 30 countries. For additional information on LifeSize, visit

About PicturePhone Inc.
Founded in 1993, PicturePhone Inc. is one of the industry's largest value-added distributors of videoconferencing products and accessories. They distribute: LifeSize, Sony Robotic Cameras, Premier Mounts, FlatMagic Wall Systems and Carts, FreeFlight Camera Shelves, Hi-Lite Conferencing Lights, Telemetrics, Canon Digital, and a variety of conferencing accessories. PicturePhone offers conferencing solutions through a network of qualified dealers and integrators. PicturePhone prides itself in being a one-stop shop for all business-to-business conferencing requirements. For more information on PicturePhone visit

CONTACT: David C. Weber, Vice President - ICBNR, of PicturePhone Inc.,; or Robert Durand of LifeSize Communications,

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