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LifeSize™ Ships Industry’s First High Definition Video Communications System – Over 130 Systems Already Ordered

AUSTIN, Texas – LifeSize Room™ Marks Significant Industry Milestone with Breakthrough Technology Delivering True-to-Life Experience that will Make Video Communications Pervasive

LifeSize, the high definition video communications company, today announced that its flagship product, LifeSize Room, is now generally available. After more than two years of development, LifeSize is shipping the first high definition video communications system designed to provide nearly 10 times the quality of existing solutions. With much anticipation and mounting demand, over 130 LifeSize Room systems have already been ordered by customers around the world.

“What LifeSize has achieved by delivering the industry’s first high definition video product truly represents a significant advancement for the videoconferencing market,” said Andrew W. Davis, Managing Partner, Wainhouse Research LLC. “Such an effort requires vision, talent and resources, all of which LifeSize has demonstrated it is highly capable of combining to produce this quantum leap in capabilities for users of video communications.”

With better quality video at any bandwidth, users of LifeSize Room will experience high definition resolution at 1Mbps, DVD quality at 512kbps and Cable TV quality at 384kbps. LifeSize Room redefines the video communications experience by allowing executives, managers, project teams, educators, and anyone with dispersed colleagues and operations to now collaborate more clearly and effectively. And unlike specialized, costly telepresence suites, LifeSize Room can turn any space into a high definition video communications environment at a comparable price range to that of traditional, low-resolution videoconferencing systems.

“To say that we are very excited about bringing our flagship high definition video product to market would be an understatement,” said Craig Malloy, CEO of LifeSize. “We have spent countless hours and other resources to achieve this goal, and now, with the support of our partners in over twenty countries, we look forward to start changing the future of video communications.”

LifeSize Room’s breakthrough high definition technology provides crystal clear video clarity and high fidelity audio for a productive, true-to-life experience:

  • High Definition Video – Nearly 10X the video quality of existing systems
  • High Definition Audio – Super wideband audio up to 22 kHz
  • Fully Integrated System – Includes high definition codec, PTZ camera and audio conferencing phone, as well as wireless remote control
  • Standards-Based – Support for H.264 and H.263 video standards
  • Multimedia Sharing – Allows for sharing PC content via H.239
  • Simple to Use – Intuitive interface and integrated directory

On January 24, 2006 in Austin, TX, LifeSize will be holding the first of several Room in Action live seminars around the world – visit to reserve a seat. LifeSize Room can be ordered through any of the more than 30 LifeSize channel partners located across 5 continents. To obtain a list of LifeSize Room authorized resellers or for additional information, call 1.877.LIFESIZE or +1 512.347.9300.

About LifeSize
LifeSize is the high definition video communications company. Founded in 2003 by industry veterans, LifeSize is changing the way people around the world are conducting business with a fully encompassing product offering that combines exceptional quality, user simplicity and administrator manageability to make video communications a productive, true-to-life experience. LifeSize is privately-held and headquartered in Austin, TX with international subsidiaries in the U.K. and Hong Kong.

For more information, visit the LifeSize Web site at or call 1.877.LIFESIZE in North America, +44 1256 480591 in EMEA and +852 8239 3695 in APAC.

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