LifeSize Communications has introduced LifeSize Passport, what the company calls a groundbreaking HD videoconferencing system that provides the telepresence experience to anyone, anywhere. LifeSize says Passport is one-third the size, one-third the weight and one-third the price of any other system in its class, delivering telepresence in the palm of your hand. LifeSize Passport is also the world’s first HD video communications system to enable Skype audio calls to the more than 480 million registered Skype users.
No longer is HD video bound by conference room and board room systems at the high end, or Webcam quality at the low end. With LifeSize Passport, users can communicate in telepresence-quality HD video and audio at a price that enables even small businesses to take advantage of video communications, as well as allows enterprises to cost-effectively implement video throughout their organization, according to the company. Passport weighs less than a pound, which LifeSize says makes it ideal for remote employees and teleworkers.
From the LifeSize interface, Passport users can connect directly with any Skype user worldwide, as well as with other LifeSize and standards-compliant enterprise video systems. LifeSize Passport is software-upgradeable, supporting new product features and protecting user investment.