August 18 2010
Chandra Hosek, LifeSize Communications – USA (512) 579-2136 - PR@lifesize.com
Mercy Health Deploys LifeSize
LifeSize® Communications, a division of Logitech (Nasdaq: LOGI) (SIX: LOGN) and a leading global provider of high definition (HD) video communications, has added Mercy Health to its list of healthcare clients.
Mercy Health and Aged Care Central Queensland Limited is a Catholic provider of health and aged care services with hospitals and aged care facilities in Queensland. The organization has installed LifeSize HD video conferencing solutions in six of its facilities and is already reaping the benefits of enhanced internal communication, collaboration, improved work/life balance and safety for its employees. Working with Instantly There, a LifeSize partner, Mercy installed a LifeSize Room 220™ in its corporate head office facility in Rockhampton and LifeSize Express™ and LifeSize Team 220™ systems in smaller meeting rooms and facilities in various locations in Central Queensland.
Marcia Healy, information systems officer at Mercy Health said the LifeSize system was easily integrated into their everyday business activities and has transformed internal communication within the organisation.
“Our employees are spread across many different locations so the video communications system has added a new speed and dimension to our internal communication. With this new system, we can meet more spontaneously. There is now no need to travel as frequently. We are also assured that there is no compromise on quality when meeting via video conferencing as the experience is as if you were meeting face to face. In particular, one of our surgeons has commented that since using LifeSize to participate in education sessions and peer reviews, he feels as though he is now actually participating with the other people as opposed to feeling like a distant observer.”
“An important benefit of installing the system is improved employee safety. Previously some staff had to drive up to eight hours to attend a regular two hour meeting. Reducing this travel has increased their productivity, enhanced work/life balance and has improved their safety by reducing the risk of car accidents and fatigue on the road.”
“Everyone has been very impressed by the quality of the video and audio of the system including how easy it is to use, so it has been quickly embraced by our staff.”
Warwick Prince, technical director of Instantly There, a partner of LifeSize, said after Mercy viewed the demonstration, the LifeSize equipment essentially sold itself.
“Prior to LifeSize, Mercy had a defunct, ineffective, big name video conferencing system sitting in its boardroom. When we hosted the demonstration, Mercy was immediately impressed by the quality of the system and how well it integrated with its existing infrastructure.”
Tim Fulton, country manager for Australia, LifeSize Communications said the company is at the forefront of a HD video conferencing boom, particularly within primary industries such as health and education.
“Over the past six months we’ve seen growing demand across all industries, including health and education where organisations are looking to cut down travel time and costs but can’t afford to sacrifice on quality – an engaging and true-to-life experience is paramount.”
“Many have had experience with the video conferencing systems of the past, which are expensive, offer poor quality, and as a result, are barely used. When customers like Mercy Health experience LifeSize solutions, they instantly see that we can offer a more flexible, immersive video solution. It’s because of this growing reputation that we have companies looking to LifeSize for innovative and creative HD video solutions to solve real business problems.”
About LifeSize Communications
LifeSize Communications is a world leader in high definition video communications and telepresence. Founded by industry veterans in 2003, LifeSize pioneered high definition video communications to make communicating at a distance as natural and effective as being in the same room, for anyone, anywhere. LifeSize became a division of Logitech in December 2009, sharing a vision of everywhere there is voice there should be video. More information about LifeSize can be found at http://www.lifesize.com.
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About Instantly There
Instantly There is a LifeSize Partner and Australian owned specialist integrator of High Definition Video Conferencing and Telepresence solutions which are designed to work over a client’s current network. Instantly There offers fully integrated solutions from video technology to room design and setup, ensuring the client receives the maximum benefit of the technology. We work with our clients to develop a return on investment model, which identifies how video conferencing benefit a business financially and non-financially. More information is available at www.instantlythere.com.au.
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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