Lifesize Communications, a division of Logitech (Nasdaq: LOGI) (SIX: LOGN), has been named among the winners in Telepresence and Videoconferencing Insight Editor's Choice awards. Lifesize HD video communications systems, including Lifesize® Room 220, Lifesize® Passport, and Lifesize® Desktop were named among the best video conferencing and telepresence solutions of the year. Lifesize CEO Craig Malloy was named Industry Leader of the Year. The awards recognize leadership, excellence and product innovation in video communications.
"We are pleased to name Craig Malloy as our 'Editor's Choice, Industry Leader of the Year 2009'," said Richard Line, editor and publisher, Telepresence and Videoconferencing Insight Newsletter. "As a co-founder Craig became CEO of Lifesize Communications in 2003; under his leadership, Lifesize has expanded the videoconferencing market with its highly innovative, low-cost, high definition video conferencing solutions.
"The range of new Lifesize high definition products has set the pace for innovation in the industry from 2005 to 2009. Craig drove the company forward in this period, raised adequate funding, hired an excellent team and gave them a vision of what he wanted to achieve. That makes him not only a successful CEO but a brilliant industry leader," continued Richard. "This is our second Award to Lifesize. The company won our Award 'Videoconferencing Company of the year 2007' in January 2008."
In addition to the Industry Leader of the Year award, Lifesize also received awards for 'Best High Definition Videoconferencing Solutions' including:
- Lifesize Room 220 supporting 1080p Full HD video and up to 8-way multipoint calls
- Lifesize Passport, high definition, 720p video conferencing in a compact portable system
- Lifesize Desktop, high definition, 720p video conferencing for laptop or desktop PC's
The company, in conjunction with Lifesize reseller partner Videonations, was also recognized among the 'Best Telepresence Solutions' of the year for the Videonations Videopresence 3-screen telepresence experience built around Lifesize Conference 200 telepresence solution.
"The VCInsight awards are further validation of the impact HD video communications is having on the market," said Craig Malloy, chief executive officer of Lifesize Communications. "We are pleased to be recognized for product innovation and we will continue to deliver market-leading communications solutions that change the way people work and live."
About Telepresence and Videoconferencing Insight Newsletter
Telepresence and Videoconferencing Insight is a well established newsletter for the user of telepresence, videoconferencing and video-enabled Unified Communication systems. It is published online on Wednesday of each week at www.vcinsight.com and www.tpandvcinsight.com. It is read by thousands of readers worldwide. Publication began in 1996.
The Newsletter content comprises: User application case studies of Telepresence and HD Videoconferencing, CEO interviews, Equipment News, News from the Channel and Systems Integrators, News from Conferencing Service Providers, etc. It is accessible free of charge thanks to generous support from sponsoring companies listed on the website, including Lifesize.
Lifesize delivers video conferencing that’s as easy, as lifelike and as remarkable as meeting in person. Founded in 2003 and acquired by Logitech in 2009, Lifesize continues to reinvent the video conferencing industry. From delivering the world’s first high definition video conference in 2005 to introducing the first cloud video conferencing solution to provide a connected experience across devices and meeting rooms, Lifesize addresses organizations’ demand for high quality and reliable video that is affordable and simple to use. For more information, visit www.lifesize.com or follow the company @LifesizeHD.
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