Video communications vendor, LifeSize, has added enhancements to several of its infrastructure offerings to provide customers with a more scalable, open HD video framework.
It enhances the LifeSize Transit server into a fully virtualised solution, 48-way video calling with LifeSize Bridge and expanded multi-vendor interoperability with LifeSize Control.
In addition, all of the LifeSize 220 series endpoints – including LifeSize Team 220, LifeSize Room 220, LifeSize Express 220 and LifeSize Passport are officially qualified within the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 platform.
The company aims to offer consumers the lowest total cost of ownership and unparalleled flexibility to deploy, manage and extend video calling to their entire organisation.
The new features to LifeSize Transit, LifeSize Bridge and LifeSize Control speed up the adoption of video by aiding users connect to any network securely while providing IT with the foundational support to build and maintain world-class communications systems.
“Infrastructure is the foundation of your video network and the technology behind it should be as seamless and interoperable as possible,” LifeSize A/NZ country manager, Tim Fulton, said.
The updated features include: 1. LifeSize Transit - Faster, easier deployment options with the SIP/H.323 firewall and NAT traversal solution and virtualised options now available in LifeSize Transit Server’s VMware option 2. LifeSize Bridge: Ability to collaborate with larger groups with its multipoint control unit (MCU) and includes 10 additional enhancements critical for enterprise deployments 3. LifeSize Control: Greater control and management of the video environment with LifeSize Transit users including automatic LifeSize Transit account provisioning for LifeSize Desktop and LifeSize endpoints
The auto configuration with Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Microsoft Lync Server 2010, enables seamless video calling across the enterprise and the ability to connect from conference rooms, shared workspaces, desktop PCs and mobile platforms.
“Once we achieved qualification with our Team 220 system, it was the next logical step to expand that offering to our entire line of products,” Fulton said.
Other features include authentication and encryption (TLS/SRTP), firewall/Network Address Translation (NAT) traversal via Microsoft Edge Services, LifeSize system and Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 contact lists and multiparty bridging through the embedded MCU inside LifeSize Room 220, Team 220 and Express 220.
The LifeSize system software to support Microsoft Office Communications Server R2 and Microsoft Lync is globally available for download.