Lifesize, a division of Logitech (NASDAQ: LOGI) (SIX: LOGN) today announced a deeper collaboration with Microsoft through its product development of a Microsoft® Lync® Room System. The joint effort with Microsoft enables Lifesize to deliver a video and collaboration solution that brings the familiar Lync unified communication experience to the meeting room.
Lifesize is one of four video collaboration vendors participating in the Microsoft Lync Room Systems program, aimed at developing a new product category designed around Lync 2013. Today the company introduced its Lifesize® LRS1000™ for Microsoft® Lync®, a meeting room collaboration solution that natively runs Microsoft Lync 2013 software optimized for meeting rooms. By including all of the superior quality components needed for more productive meetings, Lifesize LRS1000 for Microsoft Lync provides the familiar Lync user experience and group collaboration capabilities to conference rooms, enabling more productive meetings.
“Lifesize has been a proud collaborator with Microsoft since 2011, and we strive to continue to work closely with them to deliver products that seamlessly interoperate with Microsoft’s unified communication platform,” said Matt Collier, senior vice president of corporate development at Lifesize. “With this announcement of our new Lifesize LRS1000 for Microsoft Lync, we are making good on our promise to deliver the best-possible communications experience by extending Lync’s simple, user-friendly interface beyond PCs and mobile devices to meeting rooms of all sizes.”
Lifesize LRS1000 for Microsoft Lync allows Lync 2013 users to collaborate more effectively across distances with customers, partners and peers anywhere. The familiar Lync user interface is supported in this meeting-room based solution, enabling an enhanced collaboration experience that includes content sharing, voice and video calling. Lifesize LRS1000 supports voice and video calling on Lync 2013 and Lync 2010 with a touch-screen control console that showcases a user directory, calendar and presence information, an HD camera, stereo microphone and support for up to two touch-displays for digital white boarding.
“Microsoft’s relationship and joint product development with Lifesize is of great value in our efforts to maximize adoption of unified communications video and collaboration solutions by everyone.” said Giovanni Mezgec, general manager for Lync product marketing at Microsoft. “Customers who are seeking a room-based video and collaboration system that runs Lync 2013 will be pleased with the seamless, intuitive experience that Lifesize has developed.”