LifeSize executives, Simon Claringbold (VP-AsiaPac) and Vaibhav Kshatriya( Country Manager- India) at the media event in Bangalore on June 7 ( IndiaTechOnline Photo)
LifeSize brings affordable HD video conferencing to Indian businesses

LifeSize, the world’s first company to develop and deliver high definition video communications products, back in 2005, plans a pan-India presence, targeting the full spectrum of Indian enterprise.

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Austin Texas (US) and now a division of Logitech, LifeSize claims 15,000 customers worldwide who between them deploy 76 million webcams.

The company’s development centre in Bangalore has contributed significantly to products like the multipoint control unit, “Bridge”, the HD streaming, recording and auto publishing solution, “VideoCenter”, as well as to the software that fuels its range of HD solutions, explained Simon Claringbold, LifeSize’s Singapore-based Vice President for Asia-Pacific at a media briefing on June 7.

Vibhav Kshatriya,
their India Country Manager added that early Indian customers included divisions of Wipro, L&T, Tata and Reliance.

Most recently LifeSize qualified its Passport HD video conferencing product to be the first room-based, business-class video conferencing solution to be plugged into Skyp, adding the ability for LifeSize Passport users to now conduct video calls with Skype users around the world.

Launched in 2009, LifeSize Passport is a telepresence-quality solution that enables any organization to deploy HD video conferencing as a mainstream business tool. -- and at $2,500, it costs a third of similar solutions in the industry.

In April LifeSize announced interoperability of its systems with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2.

In February, it announced HD video content streaming on mobile devices such as iPads and iPhones, using LifeSize Video Center.  

June 8 2011