Interop Attendees to Experience Interactive High Definition Video Communications at Lifesize Booth and through InteropNet Collaborative Network
Lifesize®, the high definition video communications company, today announced that Grossology LIVE – an interactive video series produced by National Association of Health Education Centers (NAHEC) and IDSolutions, and funded by the National Science Foundation – will be the main attraction at Lifesize booth #1148 during Interop Las Vegas 2007, May 22-24, in the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center. Lifesize will also broadcast the Grossology LIVE booth presentations over Lifesize high definition video communications systems located on the Interop show floor as part of the InteropNet collaborative network.
Based on the bestselling series of children’s books by Sylvia Branzei and the blockbuster science exhibition by the same name, these live interactive high definition video experiences using Lifesize systems are presented regularly to children at participating health and science centers to examine the “impolite” science of the human body. Interop Las Vegas attendees will be able to enjoy several segments from the various programs – Do the Bathroom Hustle, The Zoo on You, ESPU and Blood Sucking Investigation (BSI) – as they connect over a network powered by Masergy with a cast of interesting characters at the Grossology LIVE studios for interactive entertainment and fun learning opportunities.
“As a Lifesize channel partner and a producer of the Grossology LIVE series, we are thrilled to be participating with Lifesize at Interop Las Vegas 2007 to demonstrate a fun and unique Lifesize high definition video communications application like this one,” said Tim Barshinger, director of educational programming, IDSolutions. “We’ve been conducting Grossology LIVE programs using Lifesize systems for over a year now and the audiences – children and adults alike – are always amazed with the incredible quality, entertainment and educational aspects they experience when seeing one of the shows.”
Lifesize was the first company to deliver high definition video communications products. Since then other entrants have attempted to introduce similar offerings or high-end telepresence suites, but Lifesize offers the very best price-to-performance on the market. With Lifesize Room™ intended for large, geographically distributed participants in multiple locations and Lifesize® Team™ geared for smaller, remote project groups, Lifesize is able to provide organizations of all sizes a high quality, high performance, cost-effective high definition video communications experience.
“Lifesize systems are intended to make the user experience more life-like and enjoyable, as well as more productive,” said Craig Malloy, CEO of Lifesize. “Grossology LIVE is a perfect example of the types of applications that are emerging as companies and organizations become aware of the tremendous value they can realize from using high definition video communications.”
Lifesize offers a fully integrated and interoperable high definition video communications product suite that enables all types of businesses around the globe to more effectively interact and collaborate across distances. Customers include AIC Ventures, Barclays, Blackstone Group, CAPTRUST Financial Advisors, Case Western Reserve University, Goldman Sachs, Grossology LIVE, House Production & Casting, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Kilpatrick Stockton, Nottingham University Hospitals, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council and Salud Family Health Centers.
Recently Lifesize was named a Red Herring 100 Spring 2007 winner – an award given by the publication to the top 100 private technology companies in North America – and a Gartner “cool vendor” in the enterprise communications sector.
About IDSolutions and Grossology LIVE
IDSolutions (www.e-idsolutions.com) is an Applications Service Provider which provides comprehensive interactive communications solutions over traditional and next generation networks. IDSolutions’ collection of application services enables customers to maximize the benefits of interactive communications technologies. The IDSolutions’ Professional Services team assists K-12 and content providing organization with integrating visual communications technology into their environment.
Centers currently hosting Grossology LIVE interactive video programs are located at the Columbus Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH and Adventure Science Center in Nashville, TN. For more information, visit www.grossologylive.com.