New Products Include Powerful Gateways and High Definition Multipoint Control Units

Lifesize, the high definition video communications company, today announced a new suite of enterprise-class video network infrastructure products designed to provide network interoperability, and deliver feature-rich, reliable and high quality video and multimedia communications across distributed organizations. The new products are Lifesize® Gateway™, Lifesize® Gatekeeper™ and Lifesize® Multipoint™, with Lifesize Gateway and Lifesize Gatekeeper available today and Lifesize Multipoint available later this quarter.

Lifesize® Gateway™

Lifesize Gateway ensures seamless connections between IP and ISDN video systems, thus gaining dramatic improvements in productivity through high definition advanced gateway support. Users of Lifesize high definition video communications solutions, or other video conferencing products, are able to leverage their existing network infrastructures to realize a simple, easy to connect video experience through Lifesize Gateway. Lifesize Gateway is available for either serial or PRI interfaces; is interoperable with standards-compliant gatekeepers, terminals and MCUs; and is scalable for centralized or distributed environments. List Price: $24,999 USD for Serial; $29,999 USD for PRI.

Lifesize® Gatekeeper™

Lifesize Gatekeeper is a standards compliant H.323 gatekeeper that provides high-performance, intuitive network management of IP telephony and video communications. With an easy to use interface, Lifesize Gatekeeper ensures optimal bandwidth utilization to deliver carrier grade, best quality video call completion over any network and protocol. Lifesize Gatekeeper provides intelligent IP network management with Web-based interface for optimal accessibility; URL addressing and multiple sub-zones for bandwidth control and traffic optimization; and real time event status. List Price: $12,999 USD.

Lifesize® Multipoint™

Lifesize Multipoint is a high definition Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) designed to support multi-site conferencing for up to 24 simultaneous locations with 720p video quality and high fidelity audio. The product is architected to preserve the true high definition quality for all sites when used with Lifesize video communications endpoints. List Price: $29,999 USD for 12 ports, $49,999 USD for 24 ports.

“We are pleased to offer a world class infrastructure product line that enables organizations to easily integrate high definition video into their existing networks,” said Craig Malloy, CEO of Lifesize. “Lifesize customers have expressed the need for the infrastructure products we announced today and now we can deliver them one comprehensive, standards-compliant and feature-rich product line.”

Lifesize Gateway, Lifesize Gatekeeper, and Lifesize Multipoint are part of a complete infrastructure product suite from Lifesize which also includes Lifesize® Transit™ for firewall/NAT traversal, Lifesize® Networker™ for dedicated single use access between IP and ISDN networks and Lifesize® Control™ for multi-vendor video management. With Lifesize high definition video communications solutions, organizations of all sizes can realize exceptional video and audio quality at any bandwidth, allowing geographically distributed participants to interact more effectively across distances.

The entire infrastructure product line is available worldwide through Lifesize’s network of channel partners in over 20 countries.