Lifesize launches Icon 450 huddle room system14 October 2016
Lifesize has introduced the Icon 450 HD camera and phone system, which paired with the Lifesize cloud-based video communication platform extends video collaboration in huddle rooms automatically capturing all participants in the picture.
The dimensions of huddle rooms often make it difficult for videoconferencing cameras to fit everyone in the picture. Lifesize has improved the camera design to address the specific nature and challenges of these spaces. The Icon 450’s smart-framing sensor adjusts its sharp, wide-angle camera lens to automatically capture and include everyone in the picture. With Lifesize’s cloud-based conferencing application, the advanced camera technology creates a collaboration hub that’s simple for end users to use and easy for IT administrators to support.
The Icon 450 is powered by Lifesize’s cloud-based conferencing service and guarantees users a seamless, high-quality meeting experience. Leveraging Lifesize’s enterprise-ready interoperability, the combination of the Icon 450 and cloud-based application can automatically launch meetings from Microsoft Office 365 or Google Apps for Work, conference with Skype for Business users and connect employees and guests from their phones or internet browsers. The combined Lifesize Cloud and hardware offering also gives users a unified, consistent communication experience across platforms and devices to simplify the user experience. For the IT administrator behind the scenes, this means less time spent on deployment, training and management, resulting in a significantly lower cost of ownership.
“For most businesses the conference room is still the central point of meetings and team collaboration, so the ability to effectively connect users to the conference room is critical,” said Craig Malloy, CEO of Lifesize. “The Lifesize Icon 450 combines our rich history in conferencing devices with our powerful cloud-based service to provide a seamless video communication experience for users in today’s most popular conferencing location – the huddle room.”