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Artificial Intelligence and Its Role in Collaborating Across Cultures

by Bobby Beckmann in Trends, Technology
Colleagues in a meeting room with presentation sharing from multiple devices At its core, technology is meant to make our lives easier and help connect us. The rise of the smartphone, mobile email, instant messaging, social media and countless other innovations have resulted in more instantaneous, always-on correspondence. That correspondence has, in turn, vaulted the business world into becoming ever more globalized. Whether the distance spans continents, countries or…

Intuitive Tools in The Workplace: Bringing Consistency to The Employee Experience

by Bobby Beckmann in Trends, Technology
Team at a long table on a video conference call The tech industry is dominated by buzzwords: actionable, cutting-edge, interoperable and, perhaps most popular of all, intuitive. Since its earliest days as a company, Apple (then Apple Computers) differentiated its products from competitors by focusing on intuitiveness, over time building one of the most influential brands in the world by creating devices that are beloved by technophiles and…

Finally, a Free Video Conferencing Solution for Room Kits

by Julian Fields in Lifesize, Meeting Room, Technology
Lifesize Dash is the free meeting room connector for conference room kits designed to enable video conferencing and content sharing in huddle rooms and meeting rooms. The room kit phenomenon was born out of companies’ desire to bring video conferencing into underused conference rooms, typically by combining off-the-shelf devices connected to a cloud video service . The upside? More video-equipped meeting spaces. The downside? Services figured out how to turn that crowd-sourced ingenuity into big business. Today, we’re excited to share an alternative…

What is Interoperability? (And why it matters for video conferencing)

by Jasmine Kim in Cloud, Features, Industry, Lifesize, Mobility, Partners, People, Products, Technology, Trends, Unified Communications
Imagine if your iPhone® could communicate only with other iPhones and all of your friends, family members and colleagues with Android™ phones were totally unreachable unless you purchased an additional (expensive) product to talk to them. That type of scenario is unimaginable for mobile calling but all too common in the video conferencing industry. Your teams need to be equipped with data…

Frost and Sullivan Analyst Report | Solve BYOD Complexities with Intuitive Wireless Content Sharing in Meeting Rooms

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Lifesize, Industry, Technology, Trends
Learn how to choose future-proof investments that modernize your meeting rooms for the new connected workforce. Open office concepts have — quite literally — opened up the room for more conversation, communication and collaboration, completely transforming business culture. But breaking down silos and cubicles doesn’t eliminate the need for secluded spaces. Making sure meeting spaces are outfitted to support those conversations you can’t have in your open office is key to a balanced workplace. With the…

Lifesize Direct Media: The Shortest Path Between Two Points

by Jason Pruett in Changing the Way the World Communicates, Features, Industry, Lifesize, Technology, Trends, Unified Communications
Lifesize takes advantage of direct media for point-to-point video conference calls to shorten the path between devices, reduce latency and improve overall call quality. Lifesize direct media introduces a streamlined call architecture for making and receiving video calls within your corporate network. When you make calls using the Lifesize web and desktop apps, Lifesize will now route your media (audio, video and content) through your company’s network for point-to-point calls instead of relaying it through our cloud-based service. This shorter path reduces…

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

by Julian Fields in Features, 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…

Vote Now for the Lifesize App and Lifesize Phone HD!

by Maria Galler in Technology, Unified Communications, Lifesize, Products
The Lifesize App and Lifesize Phone HD have been nominated by leading German IT and telco trade magazine Funkschau for its Reader’s Choice Award. The Lifesize App  and Lifesize Phone HD   have been nominated by leading German IT and telco trade magazine Funkschau for its Reader's Choice Award, a prestigious industry accolade in the DACH region, comprising Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Winners are chosen based solely on public feedback, so we need your help to win! The voting is in the German language, so here’s a little guidance on…

The Future of Video Communication and Meeting Productivity

by Jasmine Kim in Changing the Way the World Communicates, Lifesize, Trends, Technology
Download our new industry report, highlighting the future of video communication and meeting productivity in the workplace. As the growing need for better business communication aligned with the video industry’s shift to cloud-hosted architecture over the years, video conferencing technology evolved into an affordable, mainstream collaboration solution with the ability to truly bring people together.  Now, video technology has transformed from a travel-avoidance tool into a true productivity tool and stands as a…

A Conference Room Kit Efficient Enough to Run on an Inexpensive Chromebox

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 meeting rooms. Rather than restricting access to operating system like Windows or OS X that require more processing power, we built our…
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