Lifesize Takes Aim At Huddle Room Video Conferencing With Icon 450

Oct 13, 2016

Commercial Integrator Europe | Jordan O'Brian

Lifesize, a video and audio telecommunications company based in Austin, Texas, is hoping to solve the problem of extending video collaboration to huddle rooms – and its solution is supposedly the new Lifesize Icon 450 HD camera and phone system.

The huddle room has become a hot topic in the world of video conferencing, with virtually every company getting in on the action – which includes the likes of Crestron and Polycom. Lifesize says that its system is the easiest its ever created however, yet still affords much of the power users have come to expect from its products.

To meet the expectations of the company’s ambition, Lifesize says that it has improved the camera design to address the specific nature and challenges of huddle room spaces. In fact, the Icon 450’s smart-framing sensor is designed to intelligently adjust its sharp, wide-angle camera lens to automatically capture and include everyone in the picture.

The plug-and-play Icon 450 is powered by Lifesize’s cloud-based conferencing service and promises users a seamless, high-quality meeting experience. Leveraging Lifesize’s enterprise-ready interoperability, the combination of the Icon 450 and cloud-based application can automatically launch meetings from Microsoft Office 365 or Google Apps for Work, conference with Skype for Business users and connect employees and guests from their phones or internet browsers — all with a single touch of the Lifesize Phone HD, a meeting room command central for audio, video and web conferencing.