HD video calling throughout open public room network connects more people in more places
AUSTIN, Texas, March 28, 2012 – LifeSize, a division of Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) (SIX: LOGN), is joining forces with Regus (LSE: RGU), the world’s largest provider of flexible workspaces, to bring LifeSize HD video conferencing to businesses and the public at more than 240 Regus locations worldwide. Regus customers can now easily communicate with colleagues around the world via video or conduct business over HD video while traveling.
LifeSize is leveraging Regus’ network of locations in central business districts and transport hubs to create a public network of easy-to-access, stylish, video-enabled business suites across more than 40 countries. This worldwide network of LifeSize Public Rooms (LPRs) is publicly accessible, giving businesses everywhere convenient access to LifeSize’s HD video conferencing, which is interoperable with existing video systems. That makes it easy for users to call anyone, anywhere on any video platform for the broadest possible collaboration.
“We are delighted that LifeSize is using the Regus network to open its HD experience to business people the world over,” said Mark Dixon, chief executive officer of Regus. “We are seeing increasing demand for high-quality video communications across our 1,200 locations. By giving customers the flexibility to use this fantastic service by the hour, it brings the best technology in reach of everybody, helping them reap the benefits of improved collaboration and productivity.”
LPRs are equipped with LifeSize® 220™ Series HD video conferencing systems, which feature crystal-clear 1080p HD video and HD data sharing for a video collaboration experience that truly mirrors in-person engagement. Regus customers can use these LifeSize rooms for a wide variety of video collaboration scenarios including:
- Seamless video calling with customers and partners, regardless of their video platform
- Remote candidate interviews, connecting candidates to interview teams through local Regus offices
- Data sharing and collaboration with colleagues while traveling
“LifeSize’s vision is to bring HD video collaboration to anyone, anywhere through solutions that are simple to deploy, manage and use,” said Colin Buechler, chief executive officer of LifeSize Communications. “By combining the LifeSize experience with the unmatched global presence and innovative, affordable business services of Regus, telepresence can now be accessible to companies of all sizes.”
LifeSize and its channel partners will also have access to the LPRs, providing an additional option for demonstrating LifeSize systems in action to prospects, customers, partners and distributors.