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Looking to Streamline Your Video Communications?

LG has arrived on the videoconferencing scene, with support from LifeSize, a division of Logitech. LG’s executive conferencing system, powered by LifeSize, equips customers with a sleek video communications system and a versatile range of high-quality options. This includes a streamlined approach to HD video and voice communications and increased interoperability, all housed within a 24-inch LCD display.

Product highlights

The executive conferencing system has been designed to allow easy deployment, takes a few minutes to set up and only requires the connection of two cables.

It’s fully integrated with HD video and wideband audio, and features:

  • Point-to-Point calls at 720p30 HD resolution
  • An integrated 720p camera, microphone array and speakers
  • Built-in loudspeakers with Echo Cancellation
  • Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation for automatic control of the screen size based on the users’ network

Users will also benefit from an intuitive LifeSize graphical interface, allowing them to easily switch between HD videoconferencing and PC monitor functionality. The on-screen dashboard navigation includes options for shifting between calls, directories, settings and the main menu.

Interoperability

Broad interoperability with video communications systems and IP/PBX installations drives connections with vendors such as Alcatel-Lucent, Asterisk, Avaya, Broadsoft, Cisco, Microsoft and Shoretel. This readily enables executives, remote office employees and teleworkers to connect face to face with anyone, anywhere.

The executive conferencing system will be available to order later this summer, with shipments ready in the fall.

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The Tipping Point: Logitech to Acquire Videoconferencing Company LifeSize

Comments from AVI-SPL’s Mike Brandofino, executive vice president of VTC and unified collaborations:

The video industry received another jolt today with the announcement that LifeSize® is being acquired by Logitech®. The interesting thing about this move is that Logitech is traditionally viewed as a consumer products provider, issuing a clear indication that many in the business world feel video communications is nearing the tipping point for wide-scale adoption. LifeSize recently announced it added connectivity to Skype , which is a clear tie into the low-end consumer market. It isn’t too far reaching to see Logitech try to expand its offerings, moving upstream into the SMB space to provide consumers and businesses with a natural progression from low-end, low quality PC-based video to a full line of LifeSize products. Stay tuned, Polycom is the lone independent player in the space , it will be interesting to see for how long. >Click here, to read more about the acquisition. »

What are your thoughts on the Logitech-LifeSize deal?

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