by Julie Zellman, Marketing Communications Coordinator, LifeSize
Well folks, the time has come. We are finally approaching the last week of the year. 2011 was jam packed: we watched a true battle of Man vs. Machine as IBM’s supercomputer, Watson, competed against former Jeopardy winners; we witnessed the final space shuttle land at the Kennedy Space Center, concluding 30 years of NASA missions; we were introduced to the brand-new iPhone 4S only one day before losing one of the greatest technology leaders of our time; and let’s not forget, we said goodbye to The Oprah Winfrey Show after 25 years on the air.
LifeSize has also made great strides in the past year. Our commitment to relentless innovation was as apparent as it’s ever been. We delivered groundbreaking new products and services, forged important strategic partnerships and expanded our team and global reach. Here are some of the highlights:
- Mobility: In June, Logitech acquired Milan-based Mirial, known the world over for their innovation in multi-platform mobile video conferencing. As a result, we were proud to introduce LifeSize® ClearSea, our mobile solution that works on almost any smartphone or tablet on the market, including Android, iOS, and the new iPhone 4S.
- Cloud: LifeSize released a groundbreaking infrastructure-as-a-service solution called LifeSize® Connections™. This cloud-based, enterprise-class HD video collaboration platform can be utilized by anyone with a computer and a webcam, making video conferencing more accessible to companies of all sizes.
- Infrastructure: We made major updates to our infrastructure solutions (LifeSize® Bridge™ and LifeSize® Transit™) to enable greater flexibility and control for our customers. We also released a fully-virtualized offering of LifeSize® Transit™.
- Streaming/Recording: LifeSize® Video Center allows end users to watch streaming videos live or on-demand from anywhere in the world, on almost any mobile device, including the iPad, iPhone and iPod.
- Interoperability: At LifeSize, we believe interoperability is extremely important in bringing video communications to the masses. This past year, we furthered Unified Communications relationships with Alcatel, Microsoft, Avaya, and Skype.
We can’t wait to see what 2012 will bring for LifeSize and the video collaboration industry as a whole. Have any of your own predictions? Share them in the comment box below.
Happy holidays to all of our readers. See you next year!