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Communication Platforms Interoperate with Lifesize Connect Plus+

August 17, 2022

By Greg Tavarez - Virtual PBX Editor

Hybrid work environments are here to stay, and organizations are updating meeting rooms to support multivendor video meetings. Connecting and collaborating with coworkers, customers, partners and suppliers from anywhere can mean using a different app or cloud service for every interaction.

Sixty-two percent of organizations use three or more videoconferencing applications daily to collaborate, but that still is not meeting the demand of the work model. Network and technology problems are among the top reasons people try to avoid video meetings. And yet, videoconferencing remains the most efficient way for teams to communicate, brainstorm and solve problems when participants cannot be in the same room.

Lifesize, video conferencing and omnichannel contact center provider, announced a new interoperability feature that will provide seamless multivendor meetings connectivity to Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex and Zoom while protecting existing Lifesize hardware investments.

Building on the success of Lifesize Connect, Lifesize Connect Plus+, a new DSS feature for Lifesize's 4K Lifesize Cloud Room hardware, will allow users to use the Lifesize room system to meet with anyone on any platform whether they are in the office or working from home. They will host and join meetings on any cloud video conferencing app or service through a third-party app support or HDMI hookup.

Lifesize Connect enables Icon 700, Icon 500 and Icon 300 room systems to work with any communications app on-demand.

“Lifesize makes it easy to work together across geographic and meeting vendor boundaries so people can focus on the meeting topic and content – not the meeting room technology,” said Trent Waterhouse, CEO of Lifesize.

Connect Plus+ technology will make it easy for people to work together wherever they are so they can stay focused on what is important for their organization. Lifesize Connect Plus+ is available as a device software subscription upgrade for existing Lifesize Icon 300/500/700 cloud meeting room systems.

Edited by Erik Linask



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