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Huddle Rooms: Your Guide to Setting Up a Huddle Space for More Efficient Meetings

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Meeting Room
Huddle rooms are projected to replace almost 70% of all meeting rooms by 2022. Here is a full breakdown of huddle room benefits and technology trends to help you future-proof your offices with efficient and productive huddle rooms. One of the biggest trends driving the huddle room revolution is the open office floor plan. Today, many businesses are opting for fewer stand-alone offices and more shared working spaces that promote communication and aid in productivity. According to recent market trends identified by Frost & Sullivan, huddle rooms are projected to replace almost 70% of all meeting rooms by 2022. Here is a…

4K Video Conferencing: How to Connect Virtual and Global Teams with Ultra HD

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Lifesize, Meeting Room, Products, Trends
4K > 1080p > 720p. While many video conferencing services are stuck on 720p, businesses are now deploying Lifesize 4K video conferencing systems for the best quality experience for their mission-critical communications. Your video conferencing solution at work shouldn’t be worse than the 10-year-old backup TV you keep in your spare bedroom. And while some providers are sticking with the mentality that “good enough” quality is all you need, today we’re focusing on why it’s important to continuously push the boundaries of quality and resolution as we welcome the new era of 4K video conferencing. But first, we…

Unboxing and Setup of the 4K Lifesize Icon 700

by Julian Fields in Features, Best Practices, Lifesize, Meeting Room, Products
Unboxing the Lifesize Icon 700 4K video conferencing system There’s nothing quite as satisfying as unboxing a new piece of technology and being absolutely blown away by every detail. This week I tackled setting up a new conference room system and got a first look at the future of 4K video conferencing . Set up your video conferencing system with these 3 steps Inside the box you’ll find everything you need to get up and running making 4K video calls —…

Lifesize Share Platform Adds Digital Signage to the Meeting Room

by Julian Fields in Features, Lifesize, Meeting Room, Products
Lifesize Share digital signage showcasing social media feed A remarkable thing happens when you enable a piece of hardware with cloud connectivity. Take Lifesize Share  as an example. Late last night, the wireless meeting room screen-sharing device received an automatic update that has opened up a whole new platform of functionality for the hundreds of thousands of conference rooms around the globe connected to the Lifesize service. One of the first…

6 Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Video Conference Screen

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Meeting Room
conference room video solution The ease and availability of high-speed Internet along with a dramatic drop in the price of flat screen TVs has changed the way companies meet. Expensive business trips don’t even have to enter the equation to meet face to face. Now, all it takes is a video system and a display to turn any meeting space into a video meeting space. Whether you’re brainstorming concepts for the product roadmap…

Unboxing and setup of Lifesize Dash

by Julian Fields in Lifesize, Meeting Room, Products
Setting up your Lifesize Dash solution is easy.  You don’t have to be a technology expert to get your Lifesize Dash ™  solution up and running — all you need is a Chromebox™, a tablet, a USB camera and audio device, a monitor and 10 minutes. Just plug your components into your Chromebox, log in and pair your room controller and you’re ready for your first call!   Lifesize Dash is our software…

How to Set Up Video Conferencing on Apple TV with Lifesize Share

by Julian Fields in Features, Lifesize, Meeting Room, Technology
Lifesize Share natively supports Apple AirPlay, providing Mac users additional ways to wirelessly present in the meeting room without restricting connectivity to just Apple devices. AirPlay for the enterprise has finally arrived. If you’ve ever used Apple AirPlay ® to wirelessly connect your Macbook ® , iPhone ® or iPad ® to an AppleTV ® , then you’ll feel right at home using Lifesize Share’s native AirPlay integration — but, unlike an AppleTV, Lifesize Share™  doesn’t restrict connectivity to just Apple devices. There’s always been an unspoken tug-of-war between Mac users and PC users around the office. While…

Why we Use Chromebox for Lifesize Dash

by Greg Crabtree in Best Practices, Lifesize, Meeting Room, Products, Technology, WebRTC
Learn why Lifesize Dash is compatible with Chromebox, and how it can enhance your smallest meeting spaces. With Lifesize Dash™ , we wanted to make a meeting room kit solution that stood out from the rest — it needed to be simple to use and allow for tons of flexibility, but it also needed to be super affordable so that companies could deploy it in all of their mini rooms. Rather than opting for an operating system like Windows or OS X that is bloated and requires more processing power, we built…

Lifesize Dash Overview

by Julian Fields in Lifesize, Meeting Room, Technology
High quality video doesn’t have to come at a high price. With Lifesize Dash, optimize all your meeting spaces for under $1000. Outfitting your mini meeting spaces with video just got easier — Lifesize Dash™ is the super affordable software-based video conferencing solution built for your smallest meeting rooms. No need to book those large conference rooms for your two-person conference call — you can now optimize your smallest meeting spaces in the corners of your office with high quality video conferencing with…

Three Ways to Share with Lifesize Share

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Lifesize, Meeting Room, Technology
Lifesize Share gives you a lot of flexibility for wirelessly presenting in the meeting room. From sharing your laptop screen to playing full-motion videos to driving a presentation right from your mobile phone, Lifesize Share™  gives you a lot of flexibility in how you wirelessly present in the meeting room. Here are a few how-to’s on getting started with your share device in your meeting room. Sharing Your Screen Sharing your screen is a common workflow for someone who just wants to…
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