New Lifesize Channel Partner Showcased Live Demonstrations at Tech Event at Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands

Lifesize®, the high definition video communications company, and Convergent, an AV and IT specialist distributor, today announced that Convergent has joined Lifesize’s channel partner program. As a Lifesize distributor, Convergent will market, sell and support Lifesize products to the videoconferencing reseller channel throughout the UK. Convergent showcased Lifesize product demonstrations at this year’s Tech Event that took place at Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands on the 17 April 2007.

High definition video communications offers a truly groundbreaking experience that allows companies to confidentially substitute videoconferences for in-person meetings without any loss of quality or value, and with substantial gains in cost savings and productivity. With the best price-to-performance products on the market, Lifesize is able to provide Convergent an opportunity to greatly extend market adoption for high definition video communications across the UK.

“We selected Convergent to represent Lifesize products to the UK reseller channel based on their extensive experience and knowledge of the video communications market, as well as their ability to provide exceptional customer service and support,” said Simon Dudley, Lifesize UK Territory Director. “Through our partnership we can now enable dealers of all sizes to cost-effectively sell, service and support Lifesize products to a broader spectrum of customers.”

“Lifesize’s high definition video communications product portfolio is among the most advanced on the market and this partnership provides us with a unique opportunity to be part of the evolution the videoconferencing industry is going through.” said Kris Davies, Convergent Business Manager. “Organizations of all sizes will experience outstanding improvements in collaboration, travel costs and decision making, ensuring that they remain competitive and profitable in today’s economy.”

The Lifesize product suite represented by Convergent includes:

  • Lifesize® Room™ – High definition video communications for medium to large groups
  • Lifesize® Team™ – High definition video communications for smaller work groups
  • Lifesize® Phone™ – High definition audio conference phone
  • Lifesize® Transit™ – Secure firewall / NAT traversal
  • Lifesize® Networker™ – Enhanced ISDN to IP Gateway
  • Lifesize® Gateway™ – Enterprise-class ISDN to IP Gateways
  • Lifesize® Multipoint™ – 12 and 24-port high definition Multipoint Control Units
  • Lifesize® Control™ – Video management software
  • Lifesize® Gatekeeper™ – IP communications management

About Convergent

Convergent is the new specialist division of Europe’s largest AV distributor, Maverick Presentation Products Ltd. Convergent was created to bridge the gap between AV and IT technologies, fulfilling the demands of resellers in the 21st century. Convergent have secured distribution partnerships for some of the most incredible, cutting edge products available in the UK market and have partnered with some of the industry’s leading manufacturers, dedicated to keeping their clients at the forefront of market developments. The company offers a world class distribution service accompanied by unparalleled training facilities and dedicated support teams.