LifeSize, a division of Logitech, has qualified its LifeSize Passport HD video conferencing product to be the first room-based, business-class video conferencing solution to be plugged into Skype, adding the ability for LifeSize Passport users to now conduct video calls with Skype users around the world.
LifeSize Passport began breaking down the boundaries of video collaboration when first introduced in 2009 and continues to lead the industry in price performance. At an extraordinary value compared to other systems in its class, LifeSize Passport is a telepresence-quality solution that enables any organization to deploy HD video conferencing as a mainstream business tool. At under $2,500, LifeSize Passport is the ideal solution for small meeting rooms, individual offices, teleworkers and small to medium-sized businesses to easily and cost-effectively implement video wherever they need to stay connected.
In addition to Skype video calling, the LifeSize Passport user is able to make calls to landlines and mobile phones through Skype.
In addition to LifeSize Passport, Logitech also features the Skype Certified Logitech B910 HD Webcam, which offers up to 720p HD video conferencing and lifelike stereo audio for business users on their PC. As with LifeSize’s offering, Skype Certification ensures this camera is optimized for use with Skype. The Logitech B910 HD Webcam is available in the U.S. and Europe for $99.99 (U.S.)
The software to enable LifeSize Passport and Skype video calling - software version 4.8 - will be globally available for download in April 2011.