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August 04, 2008

LifeSize Communications and Avistar Sign HD Video Conferencing Agreement

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

Avistar Communications  has publicly announced their technology agreement with LifeSize (News - Alert) Communications which will allow Avistar to integrate its technology into LifeSize's HD video conferencing systems. According to the agreement, Avistar will also provide LifeSize with the technology and intellectual property required for its distribution network.
Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Avistar (News - Alert) is a video collaboration platform provider. With the help of their unified and enhanced communications solution, Avistar caters to that segment of the market where people and organizations come face-to-face for a real collaboration.
The company’s product, Avistar C3 (News - Alert), provides a single-click desktop HD video conferencing and collaboration experience, taking business communications into a new era.
Avistar C3 provides users with instant messaging-style ability, video communications across and outside the enterprise, HD video conferencing, voice over IP (VoIP) and streaming media. It is available either as a stand-alone solution, or an integrated with existing unified communications software, without requiring substantial new network investment or impairing network performance.
After using Avistar's services, clients have reported reduced travel expenses and carbon emissions, increased productivity, and an immeasurably improved relationship within the organizations, suppliers and customers.
Avistar holds a portfolio of 80 patents for inventions in video and network technology and licenses IP to HD video conferencing, rich-media services, public networking and related industries. Current licensees include Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI), Polycom, Tandberg (News - Alert) ASA, Radvision Limited and Emblaze-VCON.
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, LifeSize Communications is a provider of HD video communications. The company delivers on the promise of HD video conferencing that feels as natural as being in someone's office.
Founded by industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs who have spent over two years the very meaning of and being of video communications, LifeSize is supported by Tier 1 venture capital firms from Austin and Silicon Valley.
Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
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