Logitech Takes on Cisco, to Buy Lifesize for $405M

Nov 10, 2009

GigaOm | Om Malik

Take Lifesize Communications, a division of Logitech, which provides videoconferencing technology that can be installed at an office and used by an employee working on a laptop at home. The privately held company has an office in Herndon and said that it has doubled its government sales in the past year, though it wouldn’t specify a dollar figure.

“In the past, video conferencing was cost prohibitive,” said Doug Miller, federal sales director at Lifesize. “Now, everyone has DSL of some sort at their home, they have some sort of connectivity, and with very limited bandwidth, they’re able to conduct high-definition video conferences.”