If you are a Lync fan, I bet you have long wondered if the Lync experience could ever be expanded to conference rooms. The wait is over. Yesterday at Microsoft Lync Conference 2013, Microsoft unveiled a new category of products in the Lync family: Lync Room Systems.
LifeSize has been chosen by Microsoft to be one of a select number of partners to develop and distribute this exciting new product.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions associated with our new product offering, LifeSize LRS1000 for Microsoft Lync below. Please feel free to ask anything else in the comment box below, if you still have more questions.
LifeSize LRS1000 for Microsoft Lync is a meeting room collaboration system that LifeSize codeveloped with Microsoft® as part of a new product category introduced with Lync 2013: Lync Room Systems. Lync Room Systems operate with a special version of Lync software, designed for use in the meeting or conference room.
2. What does LifeSize LRS1000 for Microsoft Lync feature?
All the Microsoft Lync tools that you’ve come to rely on are accessible in the meeting room via your LifeSize LRS1000 system. LifeSize LRS1000 for Microsoft Lync includes the same collaboration features found in Microsoft Lync. It supports touch-enabled displays for digital whiteboarding, a touch-screen control console that showcases the company directory with presence, calendar and voice and video calling.
3. Can LifeSize LRS1000 be used for calls with Lync 2013 and Lync 2010?
Yes, LifeSize LRS1000 can be used for calls with Lync 2010 and Lync 2013. However, Lync Room Systems, including LifeSize LRS1000 for Microsoft Lync, must be setup with Lync Server 2013.
4. How does LifeSize LRS1000 for Microsoft Lync connect to standards-based video systems?
If collaboration is required between users on Lync devices and standards-based video systems, you can pair your new LifeSize LRS1000 with the LifeSize UVC Multipoint Enterprise Edition. The Enterprise Edition enables your LifeSize LRS 1000 system or any other Lync client to connect with any standards-based room system, including LifeSize Icon Series. Collaborate over video with up to 49 people appearing on screen at the same time.
5. When will LifeSize LRS1000 for Microsoft Lync be available?
We expect LifeSize LRS1000 for Microsoft Lync to be available in the second quarter of this calendar year.
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