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LifeSize adds Icon 400 and Icon Flex to Cloud range

AUTHOR: Inavate

Lifesize has added two products to its Lifesize Cloud video conferencing service, with the introduction of Icon 400 and Icon Flex.

Icon 400 has been purpose-built to deliver easy-to-use video communication with Lifesize Cloud. It has been designed especially for the huddle room with a small footprint, the Icon 400 brings the same video experience as the Icon 600.

Icon 400 enables users to quickly add video and audio participants to the call and easily share content with all meeting participants. It has been designed to be installed without IT support, and can be paired to Lifesize Cloud in four steps: connect to power, display (HDMI), any IP connection and then enter your Lifesize Cloud username and password. 

When paired with Lifesize Cloud, the Icon 400 supports all of the ways people communicate – ad hoc calls from the presence-enabled directory, to scheduled or 'meet me' meetings in virtual meeting rooms, with single and group calling with up to 25 participants – on laptops, tablets and smartphones. Icon 400 paired with Lifesize Cloud bridges multiple callers together, provides secure firewall/NAT traversal, and automatically performs software updates to the device.
 
Icon Flex is designed for businesses that already deploy a personal collaboration application such as Microsoft Lync, Skype, Google Hangouts, Cisco Jabber and WebEx or Citrix GoToMeeting as a primary meeting option.

Users simply plug in their PC or Mac via USB and Icon Flex takes over all video and audio capture and processing. The Icon Flex can be configured with a beam-forming table top microphone or the Lifesize Phone to meet most AV collaboration requirements.

The expanded capabilities of Lifesize Cloud are expected to be available in February 2015; annual subscription plans start at USD$25 per user per month.

Lifesize Icon 400 is available today, starting at USD$2,499.

Lifesize Icon Flex is expected to be available in March 2015, starting at USD$1,999.

All solutions are sold through the Lifesize Worldwide Partner Network.