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Competitive Edge: Blue Jeans and the “Meet Me” Model

by Brian Beasley in Streaming and Recording, Cloud, Features, Industry, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Technology, Trends
I’ve been reading a lot of articles and blogs about hosted alternatives to traditional on-premises video conferencing. Some solutions take a “meet-me” approach, like Blue Jeans, and while it’s clear that cloud alternatives to video conferencing are emerging as the preferred implementation, I find myself wondering, How much real innovation is going on here?  Scheduling a video conference,…

Let’s Play Conference Call Bingo!

by Julian Fields in Cloud, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Technology
I just don’t understand why every traditional conference call has to be so riddled with monotonous lingo and business-speak. And it’s always the same experience: dial the bridge number, follow it with #, listen to hold music while trying to not go insane, listen to “Beep! _______ has joined the conference” while trying to not go insane, have roll called on you like you’re in grade school, and…

The Evolution of Conference Calls

by Julian Fields in Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Technology, Trends
The single most compelling reason to install technology is to be more productive. No one ever bought a fax machine to save on postage. Email wasn’t designed to save money on paper. Advances in technology for the office have always been about speeding up business. Over the last 50 years, technologies like cell phones, Al Gore’s Internet and the laptop have enabled businesses to transform from…

[INFOGRAPHIC] Take a Walk Down Memory Lane with Lifesize

by Julian Fields in Features, Industry, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Products, Technology, UVC, Virtualization, WebRTC
Did you know that Lifesize is a 12-year-old company? That's right, we were founded by our CEO Craig Malloy in 2003 and we were the very first manufacturer to deliver video communications in high definition. Since then, Lifesize has continued to innovate and has brought forth even more "firsts" in the video industry, including the first one-button streaming and recording solution and the first…

Education and Video Conferencing: Video in the Classroom

by Julian Fields in CustomerCase Study, Education, Industry, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Technology, Trends
With video conferencing, you can bring the world into the classroom. Lifesize is leading the way to a more interconnected learning experience, and our background working with school districts and universities all over the world has helped us tailor our technology to meet the particular needs of educators.  Here are just a few of the many things schools can do with HD video collaboration technol…

Video Conferencing: Frequently Asked Questions

by Julian Fields in Features, Industry, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Technology, Trends
You’ve got video conferencing questions. We’ve got the answers. Here’s a list of answers to the most popular questions we get from visitors to Lifesize.com and the Lifesize Blog. Q. How is the picture quality? Will it distract from my meeting? A. Quality can vary among services. Free and consumer-grade apps can result in poor picture quality, pixilation and bandwidth hiccups, which can be…

Finding the Right Note-Taking Tools for your Meetings

by Julian Fields in Streaming and Recording, Best Practices, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Products, Technology
Today we’re going to look at some of the various note-taking tools on the market, and I’d like to start things off with a metaphor. As any auto racing fan could tell you, Michael Schumacher is probably the world’s most famous race driver, a seven-time Formula One champion who spent an impressive 15 years at the top of his profession. And while his super-awesome talent accounted for most of his…

Lifesize is Looking Good on all Fronts

by Liz Britain in Cloud, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Technology
Over the last few months you may have noticed the new Lifesize look. We have a new logo, a new website, and a brand new cloud video conferencing solution that is changing the way people connect. Our digital presence is in tip-top shape. One piece of the puzzle missing was adding the new logo on the Lifesize building and new signage throughout the office. Lifesize employees are very excited…

Lifesize Cloud and “The 10X Factor” – Groundbreaking Simplicity

by cking in Cloud, Features, Industry, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Mobility, Products, Technology, Trends
By Casey King, CTO, Lifesize Groundbreaking technology can’t just be 50 percent faster or 30 percent easier to use. It has to beat existing standards by ten times. At Lifesize, we call that “The 10X Factor.” It means a way of thinking about innovation as a collection of advancements. For example, a new product may have 2X better compression, be 2X more affordable, and be 6X more efficient to…

The New Lifesize: Why It Was Time for a Change

by jsteele in Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Technology
Join us today at 1:00 p.m. CT to hear from Lifesize Founder and CEO Craig Malloy and Video Evangelist Simon Dudley in an exclusive webinar. During the event, Craig and Simon will discuss the "New Lifesize" and why it was time for our company to change. Along with the introduction of Lifesize Cloud, a new cloud-based video conferencing solution that delivers a connected experience to mobile…
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