|[November 07, 2012]
LifeSize Delivers Ultimate Flexibility for Video Infrastructure with UVC Platform Updates
AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)--
LifeSize, a division of
Logitech (News - Alert) (NASDAQ: LOGI) (SIX: LOGN), is continuing its commitment to
drive ultimate flexibility and radical simplification of the purchase,
deployment and management of video infrastructure with improvements to
UVC Platform™. Today LifeSize (News - Alert) announced support for Microsoft®
Hyper-V® across the entire platform, enhanced video capabilities in
multiple applications, and an all-new video management application, LifeSize®
Only the LifeSize UVC Platform lets customers choose how they deploy
video infrastructure (in their virtualized environment or on LifeSize
hardware), as well as which applications they want to activate, which
features they want to access, and add capacity as the company's needs
grow. This integrated offering and flexible choice stands in stark
contrast to the older models of deployment with expensive, fixed
configurations and separate hardware boxes for each application.
Today, over 90 percent of virtual environments exist on Microsoft (News - Alert)
Hyper-V or VMware®. With the added support of Microsoft Hyper-V,
LifeSize has extended the benefits of choice and flexibility inherent in
the UVC Platform to even more customers.
"The delivery of various video infrastructure applications using a
single platform greatly simplifies the deployment of the back-end
technology needed to drive an enterprise video conferencing
environment," explains Ira M. Weinstein, senior analyst and partner at
Wainhouse (News - Alert) Research. "The LifeSize UVC Platform offers a compelling
combination of ease of purchase, ease and flexibility of deployment, and
the ability to scale the solution as required to meet real-time
requiremets. Organizations seeking advanced video capabilities without
the complexity of isolated video infrastructure elements should
carefully consider the UVC Platform."
LifeSize also announced enhancements to LifeSize®
UVC Video Center™, its one-button HD streaming, recording and
auto-publishing solution. Most notable is its ability to allow any
standards-based endpoint to dial in, record and stream with
best-in-class capabilities - which broadly extends the reach of this
solution. The company has also added closed captioning in multiple
languages, doubled its capacity limits and now supports Blackboard (News - Alert)
Learn™, the leading learning management system in higher education.
Additionally, LifeSize introduced a new video management application,
LifeSize UVC Manager, designed to reduce the IT workload by simplifying
video network management. Because this application sits on the UVC
Platform like all other UVC applications, LifeSize UVC Manager allows
video administrators to more efficiently monitor, schedule calls and
upgrade hundreds of devices from a single, intuitive interface.
"UVC is the answer to so many IT challenges," said Michael Helmbrecht,
vice president and general manager of video solutions for LifeSize.
"We've spoken to hundreds of IT leaders who tell us the same thing. They
are not looking for a one-size-fits-all solution, they are looking for
ways to use their existing resources to grow as they need to grow. Our
approach is not only simpler, more flexible and less time-consuming for
IT, it ultimately results in a better quality of experience for users
and that is always our end goal."
Pricing and Availability
LifeSize UVC Manager is globally available to order today and starts
at approximately $399 USD MSRP.
LifeSize UVC Video Center 2.1 is globally available to order today and
starts at approximately $9,999 USD MSRP.
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 http://www.lifesize.com.
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