About Lifesize

Lifesize is an audio, web and video conferencing tool which facilitates team communication, with chat functionality and video call recording and sharing. Featuring an integrated search-based directory, web conference screen sharing, and audio conferencing via PSTN (public switched telephone network), plus calendar integrations, unlimited guest invitations, and a management dashboard, Lifesize aims to deliver a comprehensive communication solution.

A centralized, search-based directory allows users to locate and access contact information, enabling users to make calls instantly without waiting for moderators. Lifesize’s flexible platform allows users to make group calls in addition to one-on-one audio and video calls. With unlimited guest invitations, users can send meeting or calendar invites to anyone inside or outside of their organization.

Calendar integrations allow users to create and schedule meetings, as well as set automatic meeting reminders. The Lifesize dashboard shows users important information including number of calls, minutes, users, and average call time at-a-glance. Usage reports and notifications give users insight into operation performance, while data encryption and configurable user permissions ensure secure live streaming and data management.

Pricing starting from:

US$16,95/month

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Lifesize

  • Lifesize provides an interoperable service capable of working with the video systems and infrastructure of Skype for Business, Microsoft Lync, Cisco, and more, as well as collaboration tools including HipChat and Slack.

  • Web conference screen sharing technology allows users to share their screen with colleagues during a one-on-one or group conference calls.

  • Track number of calls, minutes, users, and average call time at-a-glance from the Lifesize dashboard.

  • The integrated search-based directory gives users centralized access to contact information.

  • Lifesize ensures secure live streaming and data management with permissions management, built-in encryption, firewall traversal, SSO (single sign on) and SAML (security assertion markup language) technology.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

    Supported Languages

    Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, French and 8 others, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

    Pricing starting from:

    US$16,95/month

    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Make a call instantly with the centralized, search-based directory
    Share screens with colleagues during conference calls
    Integrate with Microsoft Office 365, G Suite, or Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 calendar for on-screen prompts to start meetings
    Send a meeting or calendar invite to anyone inside or outside the organization
    Access the dashboard to track usage by number of calls, minutes, users, and average call time
    Make and receive video and voice calls or connect over chat
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    Lifesize screenshot: Make a call instantly with the centralized, search-based directory Lifesize screenshot: Share screens with colleagues during conference calls Lifesize screenshot: Integrate with Microsoft Office 365, G Suite, or Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 calendar for on-screen prompts to start meetings Lifesize screenshot: Send a meeting or calendar invite to anyone inside or outside the organization Lifesize screenshot: Access the dashboard to track usage by number of calls, minutes, users, and average call time Lifesize screenshot: Make and receive video and voice calls or connect over chat

    Features

    Total features of Lifesize: 22

    • Automated Scheduling
    • Availability Indicator
    • Calendar Sync with Google
    • Chat
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Communication Management
    • Conferencing
    • Content Library
    • Email Alerts
    • Instant Messaging
    • Meeting Management
    • Microsoft Outlook Integration
    • Permission Management
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • SSL Security
    • Search Functionality
    • Single Sign On
    • Status Reporting
    • Third Party Integration
    • Video Call Recording
    • Video Conferencing

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,4 /5
    (77)
    Value for Money
    3,8/5
    Features
    4,2/5
    Ease of Use
    4,3/5
    Customer Support
    4,1/5

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    Miguel D.
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    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Great hardware and a simple UI

    Reviewed on 2018/07/10

    We managed to have meetings right away without hesitation , this give us tremendus abilities to...

    We managed to have meetings right away without hesitation , this give us tremendus abilities to adapt our business to make changes on the fly and keeps all the team on the same page.

    Pros

    These are very simple to use, anyone can just sit in front of a codec and make a video call with just a couple of touch on the touch screen and there you go on an active call with any peer

    Cons

    they are quite expensive hardware, but they worth it, as they are very robust. we have already purchased 7 codecs from models icon 400 and 600 units witch by the way they have the option to have 2 screens at the time.

    Travis B.
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    • Industry: Industrial Automation
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    Overall, Lifesize provides a robust, high-quality enterprise video conferencing experience.

    Reviewed on 2018/07/16

    Pros

    Lifesize does a great job integrating video from just about every platform imaginable, including Windows, Android, iOS and MacOS, dedicated hardware, and browser-based access. Lifesize also provides a better video conferencing experience than some of its competitors by having a people-first approach by better utilizing and maximizing available screen real estate, regardless of what kind of device you are calling in from. The video quality from Lifesize systems is generally higher-quality and more stable than offerings such as Skype, assuming you have a decent connection.

    Cons

    The Windows client taxes even well-power laptops, especially when the user is presenting content, leading to poor performance of the app from time to time.

    It would also be nice to see the chat functionality gain some maturity in terms of feature set, such as support for rich text, images, etc. If the chat functionality was stronger, we wouldn't need to use Slack in addition to Lifesize.

    Similarly, we have recently started using the streaming functionality in Lifesize for hosting webinars with customers. While it is a nice value-add and is super affordable for what you get, it again lacks some functionality and polish compared to more mature options.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Average video calling software

    Reviewed on 2019/01/18

    While Lifesize isn't perfect, it meets the majority of needs for video conferencing. It also...

    While Lifesize isn't perfect, it meets the majority of needs for video conferencing. It also receives regular updates which notably increase performance and ease-of-use. Overall, a good system.

    Pros

    When it works, it works very well for the basic need of video calling. Person to person calling is very easy and as long as the internet connection is strong, there is little buffering. Picture and audio is clear. Interface on both desktop and mobile are fairly straight forward but you're left with a sense that you could be using the applications much more effectively. If set up for Room Systems, calling into a conference room is straightforward and works pretty well with the Lifesize physical hardware.

    Cons

    Managing "Meetings" (meeting rooms) can be a through the interface. If not actively managed, Meetings can quickly pile up and you're left with a list of dozens or hundreds of inactive rooms that will not be deleted. This creates clutter and forces the need to actively manage it. Meetings are also identified by both the name as well as an ID. Problem is you can't search by the ID to find the room, although that is often what is referenced by users trying to call in or if they were invited via email.

    The hardware, while mostly good, suffers from a slow interface and an extremely long reboot time. If a problem is occurring and a reboot of the device is needed, count on spending 3-5 minutes waiting for it to initialize.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    In the 2 years of use it really has improved company communication

    Reviewed on 2018/07/16

    Pros

    What I like most about the software is its ease of use. From the IT professional down to the more IT challenged users this software is easy to navigate, and anyone can use it.

    Cons

    In the past the biggest issue we have had with the software is its lack of functionality when there is a software version mismatch from host to participants. We experience both lack of audio or video until software is updated. This may have been resolved with the self updating cloud app though.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Mining & Metals
    • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Full-featured Video Conferencing Solution

    Reviewed on 2018/09/10

    This is a solid video conferencing solution. We had gotten frustrated with the ever increasing...

    This is a solid video conferencing solution. We had gotten frustrated with the ever increasing costs associated with our previous Polycom solution. We made the switch over 3 years ago and have not regretted it once.

    Pros

    Lifesize has very good endpoint equipment for your conference rooms, and has client software for all computers and mobile devices. They are simple to use, even for our tech challenged executives. We have found their Lifesize Cloud service to be a stable and reliable bridge platform. It also integrates well with Skype for Business.

    Cons

    For those who don't want to install the full Lifesize client software, they only have web app support via Google Chrome. This can be a limiting factor when inviting others to your meetings. I hope Lifesize will expand their web app support to other browsers.

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    Lifesize FAQs

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    Lifesize offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$16,95/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Free: 6 months free Standard: $16.95/host/month starting at 1 host Plus: $14.95/host/month with a minimum of 15 hosts Enterprise: $12.95/host/month with a minimum of 50 hosts Contact Lifesize directly for detailed pricing information.

    Lifesize offers the following features:

    • Analytics
    • Attendee management
    • Audio & video conferencing
    • Automated scheduling
    • Calendar integration
    • Chat
    • Click-to-call dialing
    • Collaboration tools
    • Communication management
    • Email alerts
    • Google Chrome calendar extension
    • Group calls
    • Interoperable cloud video
    • Invitation management
    • Meeting management
    • Messaging
    • Microsoft Outlook add-in
    • One-on-one calls
    • Permissions management
    • Presence indicators
    • Real-time event alerts
    • Reporting & call statistics
    • Screen sharing
    • Search functionality
    • Security & built-in encryption
    • Single sign on (SSO)
    • Slack & HipChat integrations
    • System & status reporting
    • User & meeting directories
    • Video library
    • Video system monitoring

    Lifesize has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Lifesize supports the following languages:

    Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

    Lifesize supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Lifesize integrates with the following applications:

    Blissfully, BoardPAC, Fantastical, GlobalMeet Collaboration, Otter, Slack, Unified Practice

    Lifesize offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Forum, FAQs, Video Tutorials, Knowledge Base

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