In Case You Missed It | Latest Products and Enhancements from Lifesize
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At Lifesize, we are constantly innovating and developing new features and products to provide customers with a best-in-class video conferencing experience. Lifesize has dedicated teams working on all aspects of our service from our web, desktop and mobile apps to our room systems and everything in between.
Every month we release several improvements as a part of the Lifesize service, which may be small fixes or a major feature or product releases. We know it can be hard to keep up with everything we are doing, so we wanted to highlight the key product releases from the last 12 months.
Support for the New Google Calendar
Released December 2017
The Lifesize Chrome extension now supports both the classic and new version of Google Calendar. The extension will automatically update to the latest version for customers who already have the extension installed. When changing the Lifesize meeting room, it will not overwrite the name or the location of the calendar event in Google.
Lifesize Icon Version 3.5.0 Release
Released November 2017
The Lifesize Icon 3.5.0 release includes improvements to the in-call experience when connected to a Lifesize Phone HD. This update includes a new intuitive screen on the Phone HD that lists all the participants in the call, and an improved interface for ending a call where moderators can choose to “leave”, “hang up others” and “end for all”.
New Lifesize Web and Desktop Apps
Released August 2017
We’ve redesigned the Lifesize web and desktop apps to be easier to use and more powerful than ever. Enhancements include:
- Simple, intuitive design
- New moderator controls
- Global search with smart matching
- Automatic updates
- In-app product help and tutorials
Lifesize for Slack and HipChat
Released August 2017
Start a Lifesize meeting from Slack or HipChat using the /lifesize command. The chat integrations are available for all Lifesize subscription levels and can be configured by an admin from the Lifesize Admin Console.
Export Call History and Details
Released July 2017
Export a complete log of your call details and usage from the Admin Console to a comma separated value (CSV) file. The following data can be exported:
- User call details by number of calls and minutes
- Video System call details by number of calls and minutes
- Call history
- Live Streaming history (if applicable)
Lifesize Live Stream
Released March 2017
Turn any Lifesize meeting room into a live stream event capable of broadcasting to up to 10,000 viewers with 50 video-enabled speakers per event. The live stream can be viewed from any browser and includes an optional, moderated Q&A feed.
Lifesize Icon Health Monitoring
Released March 2017
Receive email alerts for issues regarding your Lifesize Icon microphone and camera, connectivity and packet loss. Lifesize Premium and Enterprise customers with a paired Lifesize® Icon™ can enable event alerts from the Admin Console.
Screen Sharing Improvements
Released February 2017
We made several major investments to improve the presentation quality and deliver the best possible video conferencing experience to our customers. These improvements include higher audio quality, particularly on poor network connections. We've also significantly improved the screen sharing quality, especially with movement like scrolling or animation.
Enhanced Skype for Business Interoperability
Released November–December 2016
Toward the end of 2016, we released several enhancements to the integration between Lifesize and Skype for Business. These updates included:
- Lifesize voice call support for On-Premises Microsoft® Lync® 2013 or Skype for Business Server 2015
- Two-way communication between Skype for Business or Microsoft Lync users and Lifesize
- Display Lifesize user names in Skype for Business directory
- Flexibility for Lifesize Icon users in the conference room to directly call Skype for Business users at their desktop
For the full list of updates and bug fixes, refer to the Lifesize App and Lifesize Icon release notes.