Lifesize product overview
Lifesize, which has merged with Serenova, is a suite of video conferencing and online meeting room solutions utilized by thousands of organizations in over 100 countries. Lifesize branded itself as the world’s first 4k video conferencing solution that allows users to construct virtual meeting rooms and integrated directories that give seamless, uninterrupted communication that enables better collaboration and increased productivity. It features an integrated search-based directory, web conference screen sharing, and audio conferencing via public switched telephone network (PSTN).
This platform allows users to set up meetings for a small, medium, or large groups—which makes Lifesize a scalable suite for conducting anything from one-on-one reviews to boardroom meetings. It includes calendar integrations, unlimited guest invitations, and management dashboard.
This interoperable software delivers consistent conferencing involvement that allows participants to connect regardless of the platform and device. The software can be integrated with other popular applications such as Skype for Business, IBN Sametime, Slack, HipChat and more. This means users don’t need to change or adjust their existing workflows to benefit from the web, audio, and video features that Lifesize offers.
With Lifesize, IT professionals and administrators can check the quality of calls across devices, monitor meeting rooms, create a centralized directory of users, and configure the home screen for use on mobile devices. They can also capture, document, and share topics being discussed in meeting rooms. The platform comes with an industry-leading Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 84.
Pros of Lifesize
• 4K capability
• Audio calls
• Easy to use
• Quality video
• Simple interface
• Wide range of endpoints
Cons of Lifesize
• Bandwidth usage
• Initial setup can be complicated
• Lack of functionality when there is software version mismatch
Breakdown of core features
Affordable web, audio, and video conferencing
Lifesize gives outstanding video conferencing application with high-definition web, audio, and video. In this way, users can avoid costly and outdated communication services and systems. Lifesize is the first end-to-end 4K video conferencing tool on the market.
Connect regardless of platform or device
The Lifesize software application will work on any type of platform or device that has camera and microphone functionality. This allows users to connect easily from wherever they are and from whatever device they are using. This is a great feature for companies that are implementing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programming. The application can be adapted to fit business BYOD policies and user device preferences.
Wireless screen sharing
One of the features of Lifesize is a tool that enables users to deliver presentations and media content during meetings wirelessly. The screen sharing tool feature eliminates the need for chords, dongles, and wires. This tool also integrates with Apple AirPlay, a proprietary suite used for streaming straight from iOS devices. With this integration, iOS device users can deliver their media and contents to other colleagues and associates even if the latter are using Android devices, thus enhancing the use of Apple AirPlay
Online communication, while convenient, is also subject to cyber threats. To counter this, Lifesize utilizes enterprise-grade security options for audio and video services. Both the signal and media sent is encrypted to protect any data. Lifesize has world-class data centers around the globe with a 99.9% uptime SLA to make connecting as easy as possible.
(Last updated on 05/05/2020 by Abby Dykes)