LifeSize Acquires Mirial, Augments Desktop/Mobile HD Video

LifeSize, a division of Logitech, has made an interesting set of announcements this morning. The three main points are:

What does this mean? Mobile, video-communicating, iWorkers will be able stay connected easily and affordably later this quarter when all of these components are generally available. Using the PC client, a very portable codec (about the size of a half-notebook at 8” x 5” x 1”) and camera, and a hosted bridging service, these iWorkers can connect to many standards-based, open video endpoints at HD resolutions. The required components are:

  • LifeSize Connections service - $360/year.
  • LifeSize Passport Connect codec and camera - $1,000 up front.
  • Mirial ClearSea client account - $480/year (this is available today, and it worked well when I tried it).
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