LifeSize is working with Microsoft to deliver a video and collaboration solution that brings the popular Microsoft Lync unified communication experience to the meeting room. LifeSize is one of four video collaboration vendors participating in the Microsoft Lync Room Systems program, aimed at developing a new product category designed around Lync 2013.
LifeSize LRS1000 for Microsoft Lync is a meeting room collaboration solution that natively runs Microsoft Lync 2013 software optimized for meeting rooms. By including all of the components needed for more productive meetings, LifeSize LRS1000 for Microsoft Lync provides the familiar Lync user experience and group collaboration capabilities to conference rooms with the goal of more productive meetings.
LifeSize says the LRS1000 for Microsoft Lync allows Lync 2013 users to collaborate more effectively across distances with customers, partners and peers anywhere. The familiar Lync user interface is supported in this meeting-room based solution, enabling an enhanced collaboration experience that includes content sharing, voice and video calling. LifeSize LRS1000 for Microsoft Lync supports voice and video calling on Lync 2013 and Lync 2010 with a touch-screen control console that showcases a user directory, calendar and presence information, an HD camera, stereo microphone and support for up to two touch-displays for digital white boarding.
LifeSize LRS1000 for Microsoft Lync will be available to order in the second quarter of the 2013 calendar year. But there are rumors swirling in the VTC community that Logitech may be closing or selling the LifeSize brand.