Videoconferencing specialist LifeSize, a division of Logitech, has enhanced its infrastructure offerings, with the launch of a virtualised LifeSize Transit server, 48-way video calling with LifeSize Bridge and expanded multi-vendor interoperability with LifeSize Control. These improvements provide customers with an HD video framework deploy, manage and extend video calling to their organisation. These enhancements allow organisations to utlise their investments and realise the productivity gains of video conferencing. These features accelerate the adoption of video by assisting users to connect to any network while providing IT with the support needed to build and maintain communications systems.
The features of LifeSize infrastructure systems include the LifeSize Transit. This SIP/H.323 firewall and NAT traversal system enables deployment options for people inside and outside an organisation. IT administrators have choice in how they deploy and manage through the virtualised options available in LifeSize Transit Server's VMware option. It also features the LifeSize Bridge. LifeSize's MCU offers the ability to collaborate with groups up to 48 people on a single bridge call and accelerate productivity by connecting more people in more locations. Along with 48-way video calling, LifeSize Bridge 1.1 includes ten additional enhancements for enterprise deployments. LifeSize infrastructure system also features the LifeSize Control video management system. LifeSize Control offers control and management of the video environment with LifeSize Transit users, including automatic LifeSize Transit account provisioning for LifeSize Desktop and LifeSize endpoints. The LifeSize Bridge 1.1 is expected to be available in the third quarter of this year for USD 64,999. An additional license for 48-way calling capacity will be available for USD 14,999. The Transit Server Virtual Machine Software is available at USD 12,999 and the Transit Client Virtual Machine Software is available at USD 9,999. The Transit Server is available at USD 14,999 and the Transit Client is available at USD 11,999. The LifeSize Control 5.5 is expected to be available in the third quarter for USD 249 per seat (50 or more seat licence).
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