Press Release Summary:
Supporting 1080p30 video as well as 720p60 video for motion handling, LifeSizeÂ® 220 Series includes embedded full HD multipoint control unit supporting up to 8 sites, HD video system with embedded full HD MCU, and full HD video communications system. Dual display support, integrated content sharing, and LifeSize Adaptive Motion Control(TM) are standard, enabling distributed teams to collaborate in real-time. Delivering HD video at 768 kbps, systems enable companies to scale telepresence networks.
Original Press Release:
LifeSize Resets the Bar for Mainstream Telepresence, Now Accessible to Anyone, Anywhere
New LifeSize 220 Series Delivers Industry First 1080p Under $7000; Embedded Full HD Multipoint Feature Supports Up To 8-Way Call
AUSTIN, TX, October 21, 2009 - LifeSize Communications, Inc., the global leader in high definition video communications, today announced another series of industry firsts with the new LifeSize® 220 Series products. Introducing the first embedded Full HD multipoint control unit supporting up to 8 sites, the first HD video system with embedded Full HD MCU for under $12,000 and the first Full HD video communications system for under $7000. With Full HD across the 220 series, telepresence has never been more flexible or accessible to any company and any environment.
The LifeSize 220 series sets new price-performance levels for telepresence. The 220 series support 1080p30 video for the highest resolution, as well as 720p60 video for ultimate motion handling. Dual display support, integrated content sharing and LifeSize Adaptive Motion Control(TM) are standard features on 220 series products enabling distributed teams to collaborate in real time as effectively as if they're physically in the same room.
The 220 series is designed to enable companies to scale their telepresence networks. Priced for broad deployment and uniquely flexible, LifeSize 220 series systems deliver HD video at just 768kbps, extending the reach of telepresence communications to any office or any size business, such as to healthcare providers extending care to rural communities or to educational institutions enriching their curriculum through visual communication. Utilizing the proven LifeSize architecture, LifeSize systems uniquely adapt to any network environment and seamlessly integrate into the enterprise IT framework.
LifeSize 220 series products include:
o LifeSize® Express(TM) 220, Full HD communications priced for any budget.
o 1080p30 and 720p60 video
1 Dual display video and content in high definition
o LifeSize® Team(TM) 220, Full HD and superior multipoint conferencing now available at the midrange.
o 1080p30 and 720p60 video
1 Connect up to 4 sites simultaneously in 1080p30 and 720p60 with continuous presence
2 Flexible I/O ideal for distributed workgroup collaboration
o LifeSize® Room(TM) 220 delivers Full HD video communications, and an industry first 8-way embedded multipoint control unit.
o Full HD video communications
1 Maximum supported bandwidth up to 8Mbps for the most authentic, immersive communications experience
2 8-way MCU with continuous presence and voice activated switching
o The LifeSize 220 series systems deliver The LifeSize Advantage.
o The ability to deliver the best picture - at least 2 times better than competing products - across any bandwidth due to LifeSize's unique network efficiency and performance.
1 Only LifeSize has Adaptive Motion Control(TM) (AMC). AMC dynamically adapts to changing network conditions to deliver the highest quality of visual motion control and clarity.
The LifeSize 220 series products complement the existing LifeSize 200 series systems and the recently announced LifeSize® Passport(TM) video communications systems and are supported by the complete range of LifeSize infrastructure and management solutions. Learn more about LifeSize solutions at www.lifesize.com
o Tom Linda Carr, Director IT, Harris Corporation
"The LifeSize 220's are a remarkable addition to the LifeSize HD product line. The accessibility of Full HD video enables more immersive communications to a broader base of users. Today we've realized over 30% savings in travel costs with LifeSize in the first 6 months - and we project continued travel costs savings as well as increased productivity and efficiency with LifeSize HD."
o Craig Malloy, Founder and CEO, LifeSize Communications, Inc.
"The LifeSize 220 series products are another big leap forward in delivering the telepresence experience to anyone, anywhere. LifeSize's continued innovation delivers products that customers demand. By delivering the highest quality of experience, unique flexibility and unmatched price performance we enable organizations worldwide to change the way they communicate."
Pricing and Availability
The LifeSize 220 series products will be globally available in Q4 2009. LifeSize Express 220 with Camera 200 and MicPod is priced at £5,099. LifeSize Team 220 with Camera 200 dual MicPods: £8,749; LifeSize Room 220 with Camera 200 and Phone, £12,399.
LifeSize is the first company to develop and deliver high definition video communications products. Founded by industry veterans and Headquartered in Austin, Texas, LifeSize's award winning solutions combine superior quality of experience, unique flexibility and unmatched price performance 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 reaching more than 80 countries.
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