The Lifesize Blog

2018 New Year’s Resolution Generator

by Julian Fields in Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Trends
We did all the hard work so you don’t have to. Just click Generate to get your 2018 New Year’s Resolution. Need a little help coming up with a New Year’s resolution you can stick with this year? We’ve got you covered with our  2018 New Year’s Resolution Generator . While some may choose to join a gym or swear off complex carbohydrates for a year few weeks, we think it’s more important to set reasonable and attainable goals that you can feel good about achieving and will improve your life for the…

Connectivity on the Move: Video Conferencing from your Mobile Device

by Matt Cook in Best Practices, Lifesize, Technology, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Mobility
Understanding the role that video conferencing plays in your mobile data consumption. Successful video conferencing from mobile and laptop devices is highly dependent on network connectivity in terms of throughput and reliability. So when trying to put your collaboration technology to good use in the real world, one key element for success is informing end users of the need for good signal strengths and higher data throughputs if they want to host or participate in video calls…

How ICAEW Collaborates Across the Globe through Lifesize

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, CustomerCase Study, Lifesize
Lifesize helps business and finance industry leaders like ICAEW expand and collaborate across the globe. For an extra-large organization like the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), which has more than 148,000 members located in 154 different countries, being able to communicate, collaborate and meet colleagues seamlessly and effortless is critical for the well-being of the organization as well as its members. ICAEW is an organization aimed at promoting, developing…

Real-Time Collaboration and the Importance of Quality

by Amanda Etheridge in Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Technology
Lifesize makes high quality real-time collaboration easy for your meetings. We’ve all been in that meeting where the technology quality got in the way of the conversation. The person on the video call freezes up, the audio lags and tunes out and the presentation screen glitches beyond illegible. Then you have to make that call to IT and sit while you wait for them to restart the whole system. Issues with quality are distracting, and they can absolutely ruin product…

The Video Conferencing System Built for Auditoriums and Large Meeting Spaces

by Steve Allen in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Lifesize, Meeting Room, Products
With multiple video inputs and outputs, audio flexibility and a design built around larger events, the Lifesize Icon 800 is the perfect fit for the auditorium-sized meeting. From lectures in the auditorium to company-wide meetings in the biggest room in your building, finding a video collaboration solution that is easy to set up and use, supports all of your devices and makes everyone in the audience feel like they’re in the same room is critical. The Lifesize Icon 800 is built for auditorium-sized meeting rooms and large meeting spaces and is designed to simplify…

Honoring Our Technology Forefathers On This Day of the Dead

by Julian Fields in Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Tech Notes
The Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican holiday in which people remember and celebrate friends and loved ones who are no longer with us. Beginning on Halloween (Oct. 31) and running through All Souls’ Day (Nov. 2), the Day of the Dead gives us a chance to reflect on the lives and accomplishments of those who came before us and our connection to the countless generations who helped shape…

TCP vs. UDP for Real-Time Data Transfer

by Matt Cook in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Lifesize, Meeting Room, Technology, Tech Notes
A detailed look at how the Lifesize service processes data transfers to make the most of your bandwidth and your meeting experience. In our Video Conferencing Network Best Practices Guide , we outlined a few tips and considerations for optimizing your network topology to efficiently route video traffic without risking security or network reliability. To add to that conversation, we wanted to take a more detailed look at how the Lifesize service processes data transfers to make the most out your meeting experience. When it…

Happy Monthiversary to the New Lifesize App

by Jasmine Kim in Technology, Lifesize, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Meeting Room, Unified Communications
It’s been a full month with the new and improved Lifesize app. Here is a collection of the latest news stories featuring Lifesize. From stories detailing the  110% increase in customer base and 76% increase in connected conference room devices  to the latest round of awards in the cloud collaboration space, Lifesize has been in the news lately for all the right reasons. The growth and increase in usage not only serve as feedback that we’re giving our customers what they are looking for, they also drive us to work harder…

Satisfying the Craving for Connectedness

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Lifesize, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Technology
A discussion on why businesses deploy video conferencing and why IT should be involved in the process. Video conferencing technology is designed to help the people within your organization communicate and collaborate more effectively. And businesses around the globe are deploying smart conference room video systems and enabling individuals on their personal computers with cloud-based collaboration apps to satisfy the craving for connectedness.  In our recent webinar , we shared best practices…

Remedy your Collaboration Chaos with Lifesize

by Jasmine Kim in Changing the Way the World Communicates, Best Practices, Lifesize
Navigate the inefficiencies of deploying way too many collaboration tools with Lifesize. Deploying multiple ad-hoc communication solutions in the work place creates unnecessary uncertainty, in terms of both usability and security. End users are unsure which communication tool to use when, and admins are unsure of how many tools are actually being used and of the security implications of widespread shadow IT.  When departments independently deploy ad-hoc solutions, they are signing…
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