LifeSize Expands Video Collaboration with Microsoft UC Platforms

LifeSize becomes one of the first video conferencing vendors to qualify for Microsoft Office Communications Server interoperability, with streamlined integration of video, email, chat, and phone into a single user interface.

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 7, 2011 — LifeSize®, a division of Logitech (Nasdaq: LOGI) (SIX: LOGN) announced today a far reaching expansion of its video collaboration offerings with Microsoft UC platforms. This solution offers immediate operability with Microsoft Lync, with increased qualification and interoperability within the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2™ planned for the 2011 calendar year.

"True Video Collaboration"

"Microsoft is pleased to be working with LifeSize to offer customers a more comprehensive UC solution via interoperability with LifeSize video conferencing systems," said Bill Verthein, Principal Group Program Manager for Lync Devices at Microsoft Corp. One of the first video conferencing vendors to qualify for Microsoft OCS interoperability, LifeSize allows functional and efficient communications across platforms, and in any location– in the conference room, on the road, or at home. Facilitating streamlined connectivity between LifeSize and Microsoft UC Platforms, video collaboration can be integrated in a more cost-effective manner, enabling users to access email, video, chat and phone from a single interface.

Availability and Upcoming Qualifications for OCS Interoperability

The LifeSize solution offers immediate interoperability with Microsoft® Lync™, with many support features for Microsoft Office Communications Server including:

  • Authentication and Encryption (TLS/SRTP)
  • Firewall/NAT Traversal via Microsoft Edge Services.
  • Auto-configuration: when a system is registered to OCS, auto-configuration simplifies end user deployment.
  • Unified presence status: Calls can be made and received from a single Office Communications Server account between multiple devices, both LifeSize and PC.
  • Addition of LifeSize systems to Microsoft Office Communicator contact and buddy lists, and vice-versa.
  • Call placement from LifeSize systems to third-party systems within OCS.

Announced for calendar year 2011 are the following conference system qualifications for Microsoft OCS:

About LifeSize Communications

LifeSize Communications is a world leader in high definition video communications and telepresence. Founded by industry veterans in 2003, LifeSize pioneered high definition video communications to make communicating at a distance as natural and effective as being in the same room, for anyone, anywhere. LifeSize became a division of Logitech in December 2009, sharing a vision of everywhere there is voice there should be video.

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