Next-generation cloud solutions make 4K-quality video conferencing and collaboration a reality for small and mid-sized meeting rooms
Lifesize®, a global innovator of video collaboration and meeting productivity solutions, today announced its new Icon 300 and Icon 500 meeting room systems, the latest in Lifesize’s family of next-generation devices. Purpose-built for Lifesize’s cloud-based video conferencing service, the Icon 300 and Icon 500 expand Lifesize’s portfolio of 4K-capable solutions, bringing immersive collaboration experiences to smaller huddle rooms and mid-sized meeting spaces as organizations expand video conferencing beyond the boardroom.
Frost and Sullivan estimates that there are more than 32 million huddle rooms worldwide; however, less than two percent of rooms are video-enabled today. With huddle-room meetings predicted to represent almost 70 percent of all video conferencing meetings by 2022, organizations are rapidly looking to deploy cost-effective solutions designed to improve internal and external video collaboration and content sharing in these smaller meeting spaces.
“Today, meetings are becoming shorter, more frequent and less structured, with workers joining remotely and collaboration happening when work dictates instead of during prescheduled intervals,” said Craig Malloy, Lifesize CEO. “Smaller meeting spaces and huddle rooms play a critical role in organic collaboration, but they are lacking technologically when compared to larger meeting spaces. To bring video collaboration to the entire business, organizations need cost-effective ways to provide employees with video quality that rivals the in-room meeting experience coupled with a familiar, intuitive interface that makes video conferencing second nature. That’s exactly what we are delivering with the new Icon 300 and 500.”
The new line of Lifesize systems provides the best-possible meeting experience for small and mid-sized meeting spaces.
- Icon 300: Designed specifically for small spaces, the Icon 300’s flexible design fits perfectly in huddle rooms or mini meeting areas and comes equipped with advanced capabilities, including an ultrawide field of view to easily see everyone in the room, support for stunning 4K full-motion content sharing and incredible audio engineered for greater noise reduction. The Icon 300 is immediately available with pricing beginning at $2,999.
- Icon 500: The new Icon 500 brings full-motion 4K content sharing and intelligent 4K video-quality to medium-sized rooms, along with support for dual displays and integrated 5x zoom to ensure meeting participants and content are presented in the highest-possible fidelity, even in bandwidth-constrained organizations. The Icon 500 is immediately available for pre-order with general availability expected in Summer 2019.
Built for the cloud, the Lifesize Icon systems are continually upgraded and backed by 24/7/365 support, providing businesses with peace of mind and seamless updates for new capabilities.
Lifesize will showcase the new Icon 300 and 500 during Enterprise Connect 2019, March 18–20, at booth #1233. For more information about the Lifesize family of 4K video conferencing solutions, visit www.lifesize.com.