The Lifesize Blog

Celebrating World Car Free Day

by Liz Britain in Technology
September 22 is World Car Free Day, a global event which “promotes improvement of mass transit, cycling and walking, and the development of communities where jobs are closer to home and where shopping is within walking distance,” according to a 2009 article in the Washington Post .  And while it’s still a relatively novel idea on this side of the Atlantic, it’s already a big deal in Europe;…

[VIDEO] “Make Life Better” – Life Hacks to Get You Through Everyday Life

by epapermaster in Technology
We’ve been having a blast working with the YouTube comedy duo Tripp and Tyler to create Lifesize sponsored videos like “You’re Doing Twitter Wrong” and “Selfies Anonymous.” We’re proud to announce that they just released their newest one, “Make Life Better”--a hilarious video all about life hacks to help you simplify your life. Some of these tips are incredibly practical and useful,…

Elevating the Conversation: Introducing Second-Generation LifeSize® Phone

by Elizabeth Hawes in Products
Lifesize Phone 2nd Generation [Note from the editor]  For the latest version of the Lifesize Phone, check out the  Lifesize Phone HD .   [Note from the editor]  For more on the Lifesize Phone Second Generation, continue reading below: It is a well-known credo in the video conferencing industry that simplicity drives adoption; the easier a video system is to use, the more people will want to use it. At Lifesize, our vision…

Working Parents Day - Brought to you by Lifesize Cloud

by Liz Britain in Technology
I just love technology that enriches my total life experience! As a working husband and dad of three little ones – a six-year old and four-year-old twins, nothing comes as close to being there as an immersive video and audio experience, and am I amazed even as I type this to report that Lifesize’s new generation of technology makes this even easier than it was. With Lifesize Cloud – the…

Why Skype for Business Won't Cut It

by Liz Britain in Technology
The subject of Skype for businesses is nothing new to us. We’ve covered the topic through hosting webinars , writing blogs around Skype fails, as well as social media plays. Like I said, it’s nothing new. But seeing evidence as to why Skype isn’t the right video solution for companies, especially news productions, just validates what we’ve been saying. Skype is great for talking to your…

College Expands Learning Experience with Help from Lifesize

by Liz Britain in Technology
Founded in Gainesville in 1965 with the goal of providing the people of Florida with high-quality two- and four-year degree plans, Santa Fe College has grown over the past 50 years to become not just one of the premier public colleges in the state, but in the nation as well.  The college’s seven Florida campuses serve some 24,000 students from around the world, providing them with both physical…

Ministry of Emergencies in Ukraine Uses Video to Protect Citizens, Provide Ongoing Support After Chernobyl Accident

by Julian Fields in CustomerCase Study
ukraine ministry of emergencies When you think of video conferencing, you may think about internal collaboration within a large corporation or an SMB, or maybe corner offices and well-appointed conference rooms. However, some organizations are using video for disaster prevention and response, far from typical spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.   The  Ministry of Emergencies in Ukraine  is the central body of the…

Back to school with Lifesize!

by Liz Britain in Technology
It’s September, which means back-to-school season is here again – and what better way to mark the occasion than with a fun look at the many ways video conferencing is extending the reach of the classroom and improving our education system?  We recently published a guide titled Six Reasons Why Video Conferencing Is Essential for Education , which gives a more in-depth rundown on the many ways…

Lifesize Cloud Continues to Expand its Reach

by Ellen J Hawes Durbin in Cloud
The reach and impact of Lifesize Cloud in the video conferencing industry continues to expand. Today, we are thrilled to announce the pairing of our new cloud-based video conferencing service, Lifesize Cloud, with our Lifesize 220 Series, which includes Lifesize Express 220, Team 220, Room 220 and Room 220i. Now, Lifesize 220 system users can enjoy a number of benefits of Lifesize Cloud,…

Four Tips to Consider when on a Video Call

by Liz Britain in Technology
Video conferencing etiquette doesn't have to be tricky. It’s quite simple actually. To make things easy for you, we’ve compiled a few etiquette do’s when on a video call. 1. Be mindful of eating. The rules around eating while in a meeting can be tricky to follow at times. For example, if it’s a very formal board meeting then choosing to eat a sandwich might not be the best idea. However, if…
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