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September 20, 2012

LifeSize Releases New Software-Based Virtualized Multiparty Video Calling Solution

By Deepika Mala
TMCnet Contributor

Recently, LifeSize (News - Alert), a pioneer and major player in high-definition video collaboration, has unveiled a software-based, virtualized multiparty video calling solution for enterprises on its UVC video conferencing software platform.

The new solution works across Android, Apple (News - Alert) and Windows on a single bridge and provides easier video calls over multiple devices including laptops and mobile devices. It also supports video calls with dozens of participants to on-demand mobile video calling.

In a statement, Raghu Belur, senior director - Engineering, LifeSize, said, "The solution is beneficial for SMBs since the deployment cost is minimal and the actual cost is pay-per-use. Companies can pay according to usage and scale it up as and when required. It's more cost-effective than hardware-based solutions."

"Users are demanding that their business-class video conferencing solutions work seamlessly on tablets and smartphones alike. This offering addresses the massive demand for BYOD by addressing both employee and company needs through multi-party video collaboration," commented Deepak Braganza, country manager - India & South Asia, LifeSize.

With LifeSize, customers can participate in large multiparty HD calls, live streaming and recording, and collaboration on any mobile device, on any network, all at the highest level of quality.

Cisco Systems and Polycom (News - Alert) that provide video bridging solutions on hardware systems are also trying to offer video conferencing services through software prompted by the rapid growth in various devices used for video meetings, increased employee mobility and growing demand for interoperability between vendor platforms.

In related TMC news, LifeSize, a division of Logitech (News - Alert) has recently appointed Ray Villareal as its new vice president of the Americas and general manager of global services.

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Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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