LifeSize has joined Radvision in pitching to the market for simplified telepresence solutions for smaller installs – sector of equal interest to newcomers to the collaboration sector. The LifeSize offering is called the Unity Series, and includes the LifeSize Unity 50 and LifeSize Unity 500. Described as all-in-one HD video conferencing solution, the new entrants are designed specifically for simple setup and ease of use, enabling companies of all sizes to reap the benefits of HD telepresence without the hefty price tag or the need for a room makeover.
Traditionally, says LifeSize, telepresence solutions require various components for optimal functionality, including a video system, mounted display, audio device (such as a micpod or phone), and camera as well as furniture and coordinating room makeovers for uniformity in eachoffice. The LifeSize Unity Series removes the complexity from this model byoffering an integrated solution that takes only minutes to assemble without the use of tools and without sacrificing quality. This new product line boasts best-in-class video, audio and presentation capabilities elegantly designed and powered by superior LifeSize video technology as its engine.
“With the LifeSize Unity Series, the telepresence experience is now in reach for companies of all sizes,” said Michael Helmbrecht, vice president and general manager of video solutions at LifeSize. “Let’s face it, businesses need to speed decision making and improve productivity across the entire organisation. By creating a series of products optimized to provide a telepresence-class experience, yet simple to deploy and use, we are making HD video conferencing easier than ever to bring to every home office, executive office or conference room. For companies who need to conserve their IT resources or have traditionally thought video conferencing was toocomplex or expensive to deploy, the wait is over.”
LifeSize Unity 50 is a True HD 720p30 tabletop or wall-mounted solution with a 24” LED display for executive offices, small workspaces and home offices. Engineered with simplicity in mind, the LifeSize Unity 50 is ideal for companies who want to deploy the telepresence experience quickly, requiring only two cables for quick plug-and-play setup. LifeSize Unity 50 is powered by LifeSize Passport.
LifeSize Unity 500 provides Full HD at 1080p30 with a 40” LED display. Its said to be ideal for executive offices and small meeting rooms, the solution provides immersive video communications in an all-in-one turnkey system, requiring no tools and can be assembled in fewer than 10 minutes. LifeSize Unity 500 is powered by LifeSize Express 220.
Pricing and Availability
- LifeSize Unity 50 is globally available today and starts at approximately £3,019
- LifeSize Unity 500 is globally available today and starts at approximately £15,096