Lifesize Bulks Up Connectivity With Teams, Zoom, Webex & Others


The company plans to roll out a software update to streamline video conference experience between Lifesize meeting room systems and third-party video conferencing services.

Lifesize has notified the expansion of the Lifesize Icon series of teleconferencing and meeting room systems with third-party video conferencingOpens a new window services like Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Cisco Webex, BlueJeans and Zoom. This cross-service integration will help users in connecting participants over Lifesize Icon irrespective of the service implementation between them.

This is the third major Lifesize update to its extensive product line of video conferencing solutions. Earlier in June, the company reinforced securityOpens a new window with end-to-end encryption for audio and video calls, followed by bringing voice capabilitiesOpens a new window by integratingOpens a new window Icon 300, Icon 500 and Icon 700 with AWS’s voice assistant, Alexa for Business.

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Lifesize Icon series features plug-and-play equipment and delivers 4K video communication and collaborationOpens a new window across multiple platforms, thus enabling users to bring their own devices, if needed.

A spokesperson for Lifesize said that BYOD does not affect video or audio quality in a call, either on desktop or mobile devices. This is possible with Lifesize Icon’s support of standardized telecommunication protocols like SIP and H.323 for audio-visual sessions, not to mention its hardware equipment.

Tuesday’s update for Lifesize Icon brings a new-level of interoperability between video meeting services like Teams, Meet, Webex, Zoom and BlueJeans, which will allow seamless switching between these services as and when required for either internal or external communication. Users will no longer have to change devices or services when a need to connect with a stakeholder with any of the supported services arises. Just toggling between them will do the trick.

Bobby Beckmann, Chief Technology Officer at Lifesize said, “Uninhibited interoperability and customers’ prerogative to use their best-in-class Lifesize meeting room hardware with any video conferencing service they choose have never been more important than now, as organizations empower their workforces to effectively collaborate over video from anywhere.”

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Users can expect a software update for Lifesize Icon in the near future.

To sum it up, Lifesize Icon now supports multiple video meeting services as well as multiple devices. These new enhancements, clubbed with Alexa for Business, can help organizations maintain social distancing protocols within the workplace.

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