01.08.11

Mirial acquisition takes LifeSize mobile

Logitech has acquired mobile visual communications provider Mirial in an effort to extend its LifeSize video services to mobile devices.

LifeSize says it will be able to leverage Mirial’s video software clients for the PC and Mac, client/server enterprise video software solutions and service provider offerings to bring its video collaboration solutions to mobile devices. Mirial supports a range of iOS and Android devices.

In a written statement, Logitech cites Frost and Sullivan research that suggests shipments of tablets to the enterprise is expected to reach more than 49 million in 2015. The company therefore claims that support for video collaboration on these devices is a key customer requirement.

Gerald P. Quindlen, president and chief executive officer of Logitech, said: “The advent of mobile devices has created a new anytime, anywhere office environment – burdening businesses with a fresh set of communications needs and challenges.

“This acquisition is a significant step forward in our ongoing efforts to make video communication as ubiquitous as voice-only calls are today.”