LifeSize Communications has unveiled LifeSize Express 200, an HD video communications system to support dual display video and content for less than $6,000.
LifeSize Express 200 gives users the ability to collaborate with full-screen HD video communication, as well as full-screen HD content sharing. The solution provides a quality of 720p video at 30 frames per second for natural, face-to-face interaction, and the ability to receive 720p video at 60 frames per second. Data and content, such as documents, video or still images, or presentations, can be shared in real time with 1280×768 HD resolution. LifeSize Express 200 supports more than 50 resolutions, ensuring the best quality at any bandwidth.
“LifeSize set the price performance benchmark for HD video communications in 2007 with our award-winning LifeSize Express,” said Craig Malloy, CEO and founder, LifeSize Communications. “Yet to be equaled, LifeSize has again set new standards with the Express 200. At two times the price-performance of comparable systems, LifeSize Express 200 offers customers an extremely low barrier to realizing a return on their investment, making it easier than ever to justify video as a path to improved collaboration and productivity, less travel, and reduced environmental impact.”
LifeSize also announced LifeSize software release 4.1, available in May, delivering enhancements to the LifeSize product line, including 720p60 decode support, four-way call with presentation on LifeSize Room and LifeSize Team MP, increased administrator controls, and improvements for SIP-based calls, including dual video support, support for SDES key exchange in secure calls, and enhanced presence integration with Microsoft OCS.
LifeSize Express 200 is now shipping in two models: LifeSize Express 200 with Focus (Fixed focus camera with built-in microphone) at $5,999; LifeSize Express 200 with PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom camera with mic pod) at $6,999.