For Immediate Release

Editorial Contact: Megan Lueders, LifeSize - USA +1-512-623-4151 PR@lifesize.com

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, Texas, October 19 2009

LifeSize Communications, 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 for the highest resolution, as well as 720p60 video for ultimate motion handling. Dual display support, integrated content sharing and LifeSize Adaptive Motion Control™ 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. 

Facts/Highlights

LifeSize 220 series products include:

LifeSize® Express 220™, Full HD communications priced for any budget.

  • 1080p30 and 720p60 video
  • Dual display video and content in high definition

LifeSize® Team 220™, Full HD and superior multipoint conferencing now available at the midrange

  • 1080p30 and 720p60 video
  • Connect up to 4 sites simultaneously in 1080p30 and 720p60 with continuous presence
  • Flexible I/O ideal for distributed workgroup collaboration

LifeSize® Room 220™ delivers Full HD video communications, and an industry first 8-way embedded multipoint control unit

  • Full HD video communications
  • Maximum supported bandwidth up to 8Mbps for the most authentic, immersive communications experience
  • 8-way MCU with continuous presence and voice activated switching

The LifeSize 220 series systems deliver The LifeSize Advantage.

  • 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.
  • Only LifeSize has 220s (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™ 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.

Supporting Quotes

Linda Carr, Director IT, Harris Stratex Networks

“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 an 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.”

Ira Weinstein, Partner and Senior Analyst, Wainhouse Research

LifeSize continues to provide high quality communications at exceptional price performance levels, and the inclusion of HD support across the entire product line provides users with a wide variety of HD-capable choices.  Between the recent LifeSize Passport announcement and the new 220 product series, LifeSize offers high definition video communications solutions to meet the performance and budgetary needs of virtually any organization.”

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 continued innovation delivers products that customers demand. By delivering 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 $6,999 US MSRP. LifeSize Team 220 with Camera 200 and dual MicPods: $11,999 US MSRP; LifeSize Room 220 with Camera 200 and Phone, $16,999 US MSRP.

About LifeSize

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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