Companies Selected for “Cool Vendor Report” are Innovative, Impactful and Intriguing

Lifesize®, the high definition video communications company, announced today that it has been named by leading analyst firm Gartner, Inc. as a “cool vendor” in the enterprise communications sector.1 Gartner selected companies for the “Cool Vendor Report” based on them being viewed as innovative, impactful and intriguing.

“We pride ourselves in delivering the best high definition video communications products in the industry by addressing the performance, price and quality needs of our customers and partners,” said Craig Malloy, CEO of Lifesize. “We believe that being recognized by Gartner as a ‘cool vendor’ provides further validation that Lifesize’s commitment to innovation and excellence is having a notable impact on how businesses around the world can experience true, meaningful interactions as a result of high definition video communications.”

Following Lifesize’s innovative lead, other entrants have attempted to deliver similar high definition product offerings or high-end telepresence suites, but Lifesize has continued to refine and expand its product line to give the company a significant price-to-performance advantage. Lifesize Room – at a U.S. list price of $11,999 – allows geographically distributed participants in multiple locations to have more effective, true-to-life interactions. And with Lifesize® Team™ for distributed project and work groups at a U.S. list price of $7,999, Lifesize is able to provide organizations of all sizes a high quality, high-performance, cost-effective video communications experience.

1Gartner, Inc., “Cool Vendors in Enterprise Communications, 2007” by David A. Willis et al, March 19, 2007

About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.