Lifesize Announces First Open Beta and Integration with Slack/HipChat

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Lifesize Announces First Open Beta and Integration with Slack/HipChat

Lifesize is welcoming feedback from customers and partners on the beta for its cloud-based collaboration platform in order to gather additional feedback to ensure it provides the best experience for their customers.

The new Lifesize App has been refreshed to deliver an exceptional user experience through an intuitive, simple and modern UI. The app also offers enhanced flexibility with powerful moderator controls and permissions, and a consistent experience for participants and guests across the web app and desktop client.

Having already gone through a test period with selected testers within the Lifesize community, the new web and desktop apps are said to have performed incredibly well and are now readily available to anyone who is interested in trying out the apps for themselves.

“As you can imagine, I’ve used dozens of UIs over the years, but none are as intuitive in my humble opinion as the latest version from Lifesize.” –Andrew Davis, The Wainhouse Research Blog, InfoComm 2017: Observations from a Weary Warrior

“Simple, easy to use, starting page is excellent with all the options it contains.” – Anonymous user

“The simple UI and ability to chat quickly and easily in a call.” – Anonymous user

“I love the new look and layout of the new app.” – Anonymous user

What’s new?

Global Search – utilise the new global search feature with smart matching to quickly find contacts, room systems and virtual meeting rooms from anywhere in the application.

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Quick Access to Recents and Favourites – see list of missed calls or attended meetings and gain speedy access to all of your favourite contacts, virtual meeting rooms and meeting room systems directly from the home screen.

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Enhanced Directory – the directory is segmented into User Contacts, Meeting Room Systems and Virtual Meeting Rooms for easy filtering and on-click calling or chatting.

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Presentation Enhancements

  • Dual streaming of the presentation and participants
  • Users can add participants to a call from their directory
  • Guests and participants can view meeting details in a call
  • While in an active meeting or call, users can chat outside of the meeting or schedule another meeting
  • More powerful moderator controls to mute all or individual participants or end the call for all or individual participants
  • Users can see a list of all meeting participants and who is actively sharing a presentation or screen

New integration with Slack and HipChat – users can continue their conversations over HD quality video and start a meeting directly from HipChat or Slack. HipChat and Slack are the latest additions to Lifesize business collaboration tool integrations. Like Microsoft Outlook, Skype for Business, IBM Sametime and standards-based video systems, Lifesize is creating a solution that’s flexible around existing workflows to allow users to reach more people face-to-face while enjoying the best-in-class meeting room experience.

If you’d like to try the beta version for yourself, you can download the app here. Moreover, once the full version is available, beta users will receive an automatic update meaning no further downloads are necessary.

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