LifeSize Communications & LG Electronics Introduce New Video Conferencing System

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Logitech's LifeSize Communications and LG Electronics are teaming up to offer a video conferencing system that is easy to use and offers HD video communications. LG's executive conferencing system is housed within a 24-inch HD display. The system is powered by LifeSize HD video communications technology and offers interoperability with Unified Communication providers. The system is designed to be easy to set up and use. The set up process requires the connection of two cables and can be completed in minutes. LG’s Executive Video Conferencing System is expected to be globally available in the third quarter of 2010 for $2,999.

LG and LifeSize Collaborate on All-In-One HD Video and Voice Communications Solution

LG's Executive Video Conferencing System, Powered by LifeSize, Unifies HD Video Communications and Collaboration Technologies within a Single, Integrated Solution Designed to Streamline Business

InfoComm 2010

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LifeSize Communications, a division of Logitech (Nasdaq: LOGI) (SIX: LOGN), has collaborated with LG Electronics to introduce an integrated communications solution to combine HD video and voice communications, housed within a 24-inch HD display. LG’s Executive Video Conferencing System, powered by LifeSize, is easy to deploy and fully interoperable with industry standards, enabling executives, remote office employees and teleworkers to connect face to face with anyone, anywhere.

"Our guiding principle with LG Executive, powered by LifeSize, was to develop an attractive solution that makes communicating with other video users simple,” said Jeff Dowell, VP of Digital Signage, LG Electronics. “The integration of LG HD display technology with LifeSize’s innovative HD video communications technology results in a natural extension of the high-quality, immersive experience of LifeSize room-based and telepresence systems.”

LG’s Executive Video Conferencing system boasts a sleek form factor that is powered by LifeSize HD video communications technology, which has been seamlessly integrated into the 24-inch HD display to deliver:

  • HD Video Communications: Point-to-point HD video calls at 720p30 HD resolution with integrated 720p camera, microphone array and premium speakers.
  • HD Display: Fully integrated HD video and wideband audio system in a premium 24-inch display with 1920 x 1080 HD resolution.
  • Interoperability with Unified Communication providers: Broad interoperability with video communications systems and IP/PBX installations allow this video conferencing system to be connected to mainstream Unified Communications technologies from vendors such as Alcatel-Lucent, Asterisk, Avaya, Broadsoft, Cisco, Microsoft and Shoretel – helping customers maximize the full potential of HD video communications.

Not only does LG’s Executive Video Conferencing System, powered by LifeSize, deliver unrivaled HD video communications functionality and performance, but the system is amazingly easy to use. Setting up the system takes minutes and only requires the connection of two cables. Designed to fit into the natural desktop-based workflow, the intuitive LifeSize graphical interface allows users to easily switch the system between HD video conferencing and PC monitor functionality.

“As more people recognize the value of video communications to improve collaboration and productivity, audio conference calls are becoming a thing of the past,” said Craig Malloy, CEO of LifeSize Communications. “LG’s Executive Video Conferencing System is more than a solution that streamlines the HD video communications experience – it is one leap closer to our vision of a world where HD video communication is as mainstream and seamless as a telephone call.”

Pricing and Availability

LG’s Executive Video Conferencing System, powered by LifeSize, is priced at USD $2,999 with global availability expected in the third quarter of 2010.

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