Lifesize Desktop: HD video communication extended to the PC

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Lifesize Communications unveiled Lifesize Desktop, a standalone video conferencing solution that provides HD video communications from the comfort of a PC. It paves the way for better connectivity from anywhere on the globe. The desktop works well with off the shelf webcams and is performance enhanced for everyday PC’s.

Lifesize fathered HD video communications to facilitate ease of remote communications. The desktop now proves to be an excellent solution to extend video communications even to the mobile user. It delivers HD video decode at 720p, 30 frames per second, in full 16:9 format. It also provides HD audio and echo cancellation for productive merging.

“Customers have asked for a powerful and easy-to-use desktop video communications system that allows them to extend the investment in their Lifesize Conference, Room, and Team or Express systems. With Lifesize Desktop, we’re giving customers the ability to connect everyone within their organization to the rich communications and collaboration experience of a Lifesize enterprise deployment, including mobile users who are often most at risk for becoming disconnected from their co-workers,” mentioned Craig Malloy, CEO and founder, Lifesize Communications.

The Lifesize Desktop is a standalone software client. Its efficiency is enhanced with low CPU utilization which enables HD video calls simultaneous to multiple concurrent running applications. Videos of ace quality can be shared at any bandwidth over the corporate VPN or through Lifesize Transit for secure NAT/Firewall traversal. The Lifesize desktop grants users connectivity even if they are away from their basic work environment. Its application is standard based and cannot be merged with other SIP-based desktop or room based video communications systems.

It can be employed without any hassles. From the desktop to the conference room, the experience is unrivalled due to its intuitive and easy-to-use interface. The desktop integrates itself into the family of High Definition video solutions easily. It integrates HD video systems spanning telepresence to personal communications. Lifesize was the premier company to deliver FullHD video. It claims to deliver excellence in price and performance allowing organizations to profit from the power of High Definition Communication.

Lifesize desktops will be available in the third quarter of 2009. A 30 day trial will be available at zero cost through the company’s website. The Desktop licenses are available in packages of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 seat licenses and the pricing begins at $199.