Lifesize has announced the release of its Cloud Web App, a web conferencing platform for Google Chrome.
The WebRTC-powered solution provides access to the Lifesize Cloud, which includes HD video, chat and screen sharing with no additional software downloads required. Although initially only available on the Chrome browser, capability will be extended to other browsers including Internet Explorer and Firefox.
The Lifesize Cloud now offers a voice and content only web conferencing mode to enable companies to save money by eliminating the need for subscriptions to web conferencing services. This move also simplifies the user experience by allowing users to connect and share their entire screen for collaboration with up to 40 participants, without having to open a new application.
“The implications of WebRTC are profound. By 2019, there will be more than six billion devices supporting WebRTC, and Frost & Sullivan recently predicted that it will be one of the most disruptive trends in the enterprise telecommunications industry,” said Craig Malloy, Lifesize founder and CEO. “However, until now video collaboration tools haven’t met the needs of the growing number of organisations migrating to cloud-based apps. CIOs can now scale video, and empower employees to freely reach all internal and external stakeholders, without increasing complexity or demands on infrastructure and support.”