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LifeSize promotes GREEN technology

On January 22nd, LifeSize announced LifeSize® PlanetWise™, a comprehensive corporate environmental initiative promoting green technologies that reduce pollution. LifeSize PlanetWise is featured on the LifeSize website at http://www.lifesize.com/solutions/environment.

LifeSize high definition video communication is one of the greenest technologies on the planet, providing tremendous potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Each trip avoided in favor of video has a direct, measurable reduction in an organization’s carbon footprint. By reducing the need to travel, LifeSize video can have a profound and positive impact on the environment. In addition, all LifeSize manufacturing facilities are ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) certified, and products comply with existing RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) regulations.

 For more information on LifeSize HD videoconferencing, call us at 1-800-436-6239 or info@advanced-inc.com

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Announcing three new limited-time SMART offers

As part of a mass media campaign targeted to K–12 education administrators, Advanced and SMART Technologies is pleased to announce the following promos:

Act now as these are limited offers!  These offers will be valid from January 21, 2008, until April 30, 2008, and are only available in the U.S. and Canada. This promotion is an affordable way for you to equip your classrooms with SMART products.

 For more information, contact us at 1-800-436-6239 or info@advanced-inc.com

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The future of HD broadcast technology

With the rapid rate of advances in technology, you have to wonder what comes after HD.

Well, it could be Super Hi-Vision, a potential successor currently under development in Japan.

Although the format is not expected to come to fruition until 2025, there is the growing demand for higher quality displays at increase sizes, even in the home.

That future might not be the living room though but public spaces, the board room and lecture halls.

Masuru Kanazawa, a research engineer at NHK’s Science and Technical Research Laboratory, told delegates at the BBC’s Festival of Technology that the format might not be suitable for the average viewer.

“It requires a screen size of at least 60 inches which means there are limits on the usage of the system. It will depend on the viewing situation,”

The average size of a TV in the home has increased, especially in recent years, from the 12 inches seen in the 1950s, with Panasonic recently debuting their 150″ plasma at CES in Las Vegas.

The broadcaster, NHK, is working with such manufacturers, and the technology could also be used for big screen broadcasts of concerts and sporting events.

Super Hi-Vision – or Ultra High-Definition TV as it is sometimes known – carries some impressive statistics with a screen resolution of 7680×4320 pixels, 16 times greater than current HD.

(ref. BBC)

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HD video conferencing growing at a rapid rate

LifeSize Communications, the global leader in high definition video communications, announced record revenue for 2007. Revenue growth accelerated throughout the year and annual sales revenue nearly tripled year-over-year

“2007 was a great year for LifeSize and we are looking forward to a great 2008,” said Craig Malloy, CEO and founder, LifeSize Communications. “We are pleased with our industry-leading growth and proud that our world-class products are making telepresence accessible to everyone.”

LifeSize experienced strong growth across all geographies and market segments. Larger companies are leveraging LifeSize price/performance advantages to upgrade their video networks to HD, expand deployment throughout their organization, and deliver within tight IT budgets. The company also enjoyed strong growth in the global small and medium business segment, where LifeSize Express is breaking down traditional barriers to video communication.

“We are only at the beginning of a revolution in the way we live and work,” said Malloy. “LifeSize is committed to enabling everyone to be a part of this revolution.”“We bring doctors and caregivers together to develop treatment plans. Actors audition for parts in New York without leaving Los Angeles. Scientists collaborate across continents. Seeing our products improve people’s lives just motivates us to keep delivering greater value to our customers.”

For more information about Lifesize in Canada, please visit our website.

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Lifesize wins two industry awards

  • Filed under: News on 14 Jan

Lifesize, the high definition video conferencing solution, has been recognised for two prestigious industry awards within a matter of days.
Internet Telephony Award
Firstly, Lifesize Express was named as 2007 product of the year by Technology Marketing Corporation’s (TMC®) INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. Craig Malloy, CEO and founder, commented:

We are honored that INTERNET TELEPHONY has chosen to recognize LifeSize Express with this award… Our customers tell us they love everything about LifeSize Express – the small form factor, the great value, the simple interface and the beautiful, crisp and fluid high definition video it delivers over their existing broadband connection. LifeSize Express makes telepresence accessible for everyone.

Launched on October 23, 2007, LifeSize Express delivers a high definition, point-to-point video communications experience at a significantly lower price than most standard definition systems.

Then, the manufacturer of Lifesize products, LifeSize Communications, was named “Videoconferencing Company of the Year” for 2007 by leading UK industry authority Videoconferencing Insight, calling the company’s technology “the most innovative and efficient in the industry” and calling the price/performance of LifeSize products “truly amazing.”

Richard Line, Editor of Videoconferencing Insight, said:

LifeSize was the first company to offer high definition systems and remains the leader in price/performance terms today. The company focused on creating HD VC systems from the outset almost five years ago and its technology is the most innovative and efficient in the industry.

Videoconferencing Insight predicted a rapid adoption of high definition, and observed that affordable LifeSize products are becoming the main force that drives that market transition.

Visit our products website for more information about Lifesize Videoconferencing Products.

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Mediasite becomes Learning Leader Winner 2007

Mediasite, the webcast presentation product produced by Sonic Foundry, has been recognized for Excellence in Training and Development by Bersin & Associates, the leading provider of best-practices, trends, vendor, and benchmarking research in enterprise learning and talent management.

mediasite recorderThe product became a prestigious winner this week for Vendor innovation as a 2007 Learning Leader, which recognizes organizations which have developed and implemented effective and efficient approaches to employee learning and development resulting in significant business improvement.

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Panasonic announce 150-Inch “Life Screen” Plasma

Panasonic President Toshihiro Sakamoto kicked off the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas with a number of announcements, including a new 150-inch plasma TV.

The 150-inch plasma is now the largest plasma screen available in the world coming in at 11 feet wide, with a 2,000-by-4,000 pixel resolution.

“It’s capable of an amazing picture that is four times the resolution of our current full HD plasma displays,” Sakamoto said. “It gives new meaning to the words reality TV.”

Two years ago, Panasonic unveiled a 103-inch plasma TV that was, at the time, the largest available plasma TV, which went on to sell over 3,000 units during 2007, beating any forecasts Panasonic may have had.
The new 150 inch plasma TV has been “designed especially for digital cinema and commercial installations, but might also be found in some very luxurious special homes in the future,” Sakamoto speculated.

Watch out for these coming to Canada soon.

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