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Video Conferencing Requirements: Your Checklist for Video Conferencing Hardware and Software

by Julian Fields in Meeting Room, Products
Meeting room layouts and BYOD policies don’t have to cause complexity. Here’s our checklist for video conferencing hardware and software requirements and considerations for 2019. Video conferencing is an excellent way for people to instantly connect and collaborate face to face with remote colleagues, partners and customers, but setting it up can present a logistical challenge. Meeting room layouts are unique, and BYOD policies can make it difficult to ensure system requirements are fully supported throughout all of the devices in your organization. But there are some…

How to share your screen in 4 steps with Lifesize Share

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Meeting Room, Products
Lifesize makes it easy to share your laptop screen and present in online meetings and removes the need for cords or dongles in the meeting room with the easiest wireless screen sharing solutions. Being able to share your screen with your colleagues in the meeting room can do wonders for the way you communicate. From easy collaboration to heightened productivity levels, screen sharing can completely transform your conference call from a monotonous call to a truly interactive sync session. By sharing your laptop screen and playing full-motion videos to driving a presentation right from…

The History of Video Conferencing from 1870 to Today

by Erinn Wolfe in Industry, Trends
Let’s go back in time to the very beginning when video conferencing was first introduced as a faster, more efficient way to communicate, and how it has evolved throughout the years to today’s modern meeting experience. The first video conference technology dates back to the audio wires of the 1870s and Bell Lab's video phone in 1927, which has adapted and evolved into the modern video conference of today. From the early Bell Labs patents to the introduction of the word “video” to the English language and all the way up to the first-ever Lifesize 4K video conference call , the history of video conferencing…

Help Lifesize Celebrate Earth Day

by Jasmine Kim in Green, Lifesize, Travel, Trends
Collaborate with coworkers and meet with clients without the damaging environmental effects of travel. Learn how you can go green with video conferencing. Happy Earth Day week! We dedicate this time to celebrating global environmental causes and reflecting on the bounty and fragility of our sweet Mama Earth. In school, we learned to reduce, reuse and recycle. Now, we're looking at the impact that travel has on our planet and focusing on some small adjustments we can make in our day-to-day business lives that can make a huge change. Luckily,…

Virtual Meeting Rooms: How to Set Up and Host a Virtual Meeting

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Products
Virtual meeting on a laptop, phone or meeting room display Collaboration and the way people work has changed in recent decades, with more companies conducting business globally and employees working remotely. Virtual meeting rooms are a cost-effective way to meet face to face, share presentations and collaborate, regardless of location. Lifesize makes it easy to set up a virtual meeting room and share with participants in seconds.  The organizer and…

Meeting Agendas: How to Design One that Actually Works

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices
Meeting agenda on laptop for productive meetings Let’s face it — we’ve all had a terrible meeting once or twice in our lives. They’re actually way more common than you might think. According to Doodle’s 2019 State of Meetings report , the cost of poorly organized meetings in 2019 will reach a whopping $399 billion in the United States alone, which is a tremendous drag on the effectiveness of businesses. One easy step to increasing your…

Lifesize Icon 700 Honored with 2019 Red Dot Design Award

by Aaron Motsinger in Lifesize, Industry, Products
Lifesize Icon 700 joins a prestigious group of Red Dot Design winners, including iconic products from recognized brands like Apple, Bosch, LG and Sony. Following the successful launch  of the Lifesize Icon 700 last year, the industry’s first 4K-capable video conferencing and content sharing solution for conference rooms has picked up a prestigious distinction, the 2019 Red Dot Award for Product Design. Since 1955, the Red Dot Awards have recognized international excellence in hardware design and aesthetics, as evaluated by the vaunted…

The 6 Best Video Conferencing Cameras and Webcams in 2019

by Jasmine Kim in Products, Meeting Room
A great video conferencing camera will help you reliably present your absolute best self in any video conference. Here is our breakdown of the best video conferencing cameras in 2019. When it comes to video conferencing technology in the workplace, it might seem like you don’t have a lot of options. We don’t agree with that — every meeting experience is unique, and there are always opportunities to make your meetings better in quality, experience and workflow. What works for you and your team might not fit the team that sits across the room. Here are a few things to look…

Meeting Room Names: Your Guide to the Top 5 Ideas and How to Pick

by Dustin Smith in Meeting Room, Trends
Open airy meeting rooms with natural light As more companies promote a collaborative work culture and embrace the open office concept, it’s a great idea to assess what your meeting room names are conveying about your company’s brand and values. If you simply settle for names like “Conference Room 5A,” you may be indicating to employees, customers and partners that the meetings that take place within are equally generic and boring.…

How to Set Up Video Conferencing for Any Conference Room in 3 Easy Steps

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Meeting Room
video conference room with Lifesize Icon 700 Connecting to a video conference from your laptop is simple enough. Download your favorite video conferencing app, select to use your embedded webcam and microphone, pop in some headphones and connect to your virtual meeting room . But most meetings include at least one meeting room for groups to join together. Sliding a laptop with a Skype call to the end of the meeting room table and…
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