Lifesize Connect Plus+ Delivers Teams, Webex, and Zoom Interoperability for Hybrid Workplaces
Lifesize is the Only Video Meetings Solution to Offer On-Demand Connectivity to Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Zoom, and More
Lifesize, the original inventors of high-definition video conferencing and creator of the world’s first cloud-based, video-enabled omnichannel contact center, announced the general availability of Lifesize Connect Plus+, a new DSS feature for its 4K Lifesize Cloud Room hardware. The new interoperability feature builds on the success of Lifesize Connect to provide seamless multivendor meetings connectivity to Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, and Zoom while protecting existing Lifesize hardware investments.
Hybrid meetings are an essential part of every workplace,” said Trent Waterhouse, CEO of Lifesize. “As companies meet with customers, partners, suppliers, and employees, each audience typically prefers a different video meeting vendor. Lifesize makes it easy to work together across geographic and meeting vendor boundaries so people can focus on the meeting topic and content – not the meeting room technology.”
Every meeting room must be a video meeting room and support multivendor video meetings. Lifesize Connect Plus+ software added to an existing Lifesize hardware environment enables organizations to provide high-quality video experiences whether meeting participants are in the office or working from home. Hybrid work environments are here to stay as businesses embrace flexible work options. Connect Plus+ technology makes it easy for people to work together wherever they are so they can stay focused on what is important – caring for customers, collaborating with partners, managing suppliers, and engaging employees.
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“Meeting solutions that support hybrid work arrangements have become a central focus for organizations seeking to meet productivity goals while providing flexible working location options,” according to the Gartner Research Critical Capabilities for Meeting Solutions. “Through 2022, 75% of midsize enterprises will utilize a hybrid model with employees working both from a defined corporate office and from remote locations.”
Sixty-two percent of organizations use three or more videoconferencing applications every day to collaborate. While employees worldwide say they want the flexibility to work remotely and come into the office as needed, collaboration technology has not kept pace with the demands of this complex work model. Connecting and collaborating with coworkers, customers, partners, and suppliers from anywhere can mean using a different app or cloud service for every interaction. Users cite network and technology problems as one of the top reasons to avoid video meetings. And yet, videoconferencing remains the most efficient way for teams to communicate, brainstorm, and solve problems together when all participants cannot be in the same room.
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