by Michael Helmbrecht, VP Product Marketing, LifeSize
They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery. In the video communications market, this certainly rings true with the latest announcements our competitors have made around mobility.
The reality is, we are all headed in the same direction. Smartphones and tablets are on the rise in a big way – it’s undeniable. Enterprise customers are now expecting to video conference from anywhere on any device. Mobile workers no longer want to use their corporate-issued phones and many are even leaving their laptops behind and only taking tablets on business trips.
The mobile device landscape is changing the way we communicate and the analyst community agrees:
- Frost & Sullivan estimates 1B smartphones and 300M tablets in market by 2015.
- By 2015, more than three in five mobile users and almost half the total US population will be using the mobile Internet, eMarketer forecasts.
- The Pew Internet Project finds that one third of American adults – 35% – own smartphones.
But while all of the video conferencing vendors are making strides to deliver on these key market trends, once again, LifeSize’s relentless innovation puts us ahead of the curve.
With support for the broadest range of natively interoperable smartphones and tablets available today in the app stores, it’s clear that LifeSize has the competitive advantage that will continue to drive our vision of anyone, anywhere on truly any device.
What do we mean by ‘broadest’?
LifeSize supported devices today include: iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 2; HTC EVO™, Desire™ HD, Incredible, myTouch® 4G/ Samsung Epic™, Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Captivate™, Fascinate™, Vibrant™/Google Nexus One, Nexus S/Dell Streak 5, Streak 7/Motorola Atrix 4G, Xoom/Acer Iconia Tab A500. qHD Supported Devices: HTC Sensation™.
Take a look at this timeline we’ve created to give you a snapshot of the last 12 months of mobile innovation in the market. (All data was compiled based on public announcements and app store availability.)
It’s clear to see that LifeSize is leading the industry in bringing enterprise-class mobile video to market and driving adoption, with video calling apps available today for a wealth of iOS and Android-based mobile devices from Apple, Dell, Google, HTC, Motorola and Samsung. That’s why we are now the only vendor in the enterprise video conferencing market to offer natively interoperable video calling from any standards-based conference room to the PC and Mac as well as to iOS 5 and an astounding range of smartphones and tablets. We’re making good on promises in mobility. And it shows.