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Score 7.6 out of 100

Lifesize Video Conferencing

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Likelihood to Recommend

3CX

In many scenarios decision is driven by budget and compared to other solutions at the time of purchase [3CX] was simply the cheapest solution for what it has to offer. If you are looking for integrations, extensibility, and advanced functionalities, this might not be a solution for you. At the time of use (and this may have changed by now), there was a lack of APIs, CLI commands, and similar so nothing could be automated with the system. There are ways of importing data through CSV but automation would solve us so much time and support calls if we were able to connect with other systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lifesize Video Conferencing

I think there's much better options out there. In a small setting, they might be suitable but I don't believe they scale very well in any medium-large size businesses.We wanted to take advantage of things like a Microsoft Exchange calendar, a "Join Now" button and integrating with Teams. These are all things that our company made a sizeable investment on and in order to take things to the next level, we had to move on from Lifesize Video Conferencing.
Curt Sminkey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.7
High quality audio
3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.9
High quality video
3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.0
Low bandwidth requirements
3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.1

Screen Sharing

3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.8
Desktop sharing
3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.8

Online Meetings / Events

3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.3
Calendar integration
3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.3
Meeting initiation
3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.6
Record meetings / events
3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.2
Slideshows
3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.3

Online Events Collaboration

3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.0
Live chat
3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.2
Q&A
3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.8

Online Events Security

3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.9
Participant roles & permissions
3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.9

Pros

3CX

  • Simplicity: Using a single 3CX interface we can manage every phone and extension used throughout our company.
  • Flexibility: There are a wide variety of options to configure each extension and phone. Changing anything after the hardware is deployed is very easy.
  • Portability: Phones with 3CX can be easily moved or repurposed within an office or at remote locations, including users' homes. The mobile app allows users to use their office extension anywhere without exposing their cell number.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lifesize Video Conferencing

  • The touchpad makes it extremely easy to join or start conference calls with a single pushbutton.
  • The Lifesize solution is affordable and has been extremely reliable for our video conference calls.
  • Camera quality is great and provides clear video for our organization.
  • The pan/tilt/zoom features are very helpful to focus in on specific people or items during a training or demonstration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

3CX

  • The set up can seem a little daunting, especially if you plan to take it on internally.
  • The apps are great, having your extension on your device is great but the desktop/windows app is a little dated, could do with an update.
Marouane Tohme | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lifesize Video Conferencing

  • The network was unstable during some calls regardless of the size. The screen would shake throughout the call.
  • There were challenges logging into a meetings to the point where we would have to log off our pc and log back in.
  • Sporadic Audio issues would take place regardless of where we would us the app, on-campus or off campus
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

3CX

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Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 10.0
Based on 26 answers
Other than the HIPAA compliance, we have no compelling reason to retain LifeSize when we can already pay for similar services included with our UCaaS service. Our UCaaS vendor, Fuze, includes video conferencing with the VoIP services via single, integrated client software package. Additional limitations include minimal implementation assistance, training service, training materials and assistance driving internal adoption. Issues with slow speed for desktop sharing and audio quality make the technical aspects of Lifesize inferior to competitors.
Bob Brandner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

3CX

3CX 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's been doing really good job for us. Are there better PBX systems out there? For sure there are, with more features and better support. But those are way more expensive and harder to implement and maintain. This system is almost no brainier, next -> next -> next -> finish and you have installed it. With a few more configs to hook it up to your SIP or PRI lines, you are up and running! Everything is GUI based so it's easy to navigate. It have everything you need to run serious call centre so I would recommend it for anyone unless you are Fortune 500 company with billions of budget for IT, then spend the big money and go with Cisco PBX.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 8.4
Based on 41 answers
Overall experience with Lifesize Video Conferencing has been great. While it serves it's basic purpose of allowing smooth video/audio meetings of people located at different places with option of screen sharing/chatting/ recording, what add to it's pros are it's accessibility from various platforms, flexibility to switch to a listen only mode in case of network issues and ease of operation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

3CX

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Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 8.4
Based on 15 answers
Since we are an educational institution we not only have scheduled classes which must be available, but we have staff members in a variety of areas ranging from recruiting and admissions to advancement and the President's office who need to connect with students, alumni and other interest groups, often at odd hours. I have not, since using Lifesize had anyone complain of not being able to connect
Bill Kopf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

3CX

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Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 8.4
Based on 31 answers
Lifesize is an amazing platform for VC. However, it is a costly solution for any scaling startup. However, implementation and user acceptability was fairly easy and worth the additional spend. Quality has always been on point and support has always taken care of us. Our account manager also ensured a seamless transition process for Google Hangouts. Will go with this solution again at any other organization.
Anthony Sopher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

3CX

3CX 4.9
Based on 5 answers
The 3CX Phone System is only a five because while they provide set-up/how-to/Q and A documents to help your district or company get started, they do not offer support for free. The documents provided, though, are good enough for you to get you up and running. We also found a good source of help through a sip trunk provider, which was a 3CX reseller provider.
Laura Steinbrink | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 7.5
Based on 96 answers
Lifesize's support team will help us immediately after locking the complaint. They are very supportive & cooperative. Lifesize is the only Video Conferencing brand that replaces the faulty unit with a brand new unit. this is the most important feature & factor which have to consider while buying the Video Conferencing Solution. Lifesize is trustworthy.
Radhika Chavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

3CX

No score
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Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Sensus was really helpful in the initial setup and training of our technical Support Team. Sensus gave us training on site so that it would be our own equipment that was set up. Then the in house tech team took over to train other users who would be using the system. When needed the Sensus and Lifesize tech support were really helpful in trouble shooting or guiding us through any difficulty.
Gurchain Khaira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

3CX

No score
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Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 9.1
Based on 5 answers
I gave this rating because Lifesize's website offers multiple quality videos that shows you exactly how the software works. The videos are divided into different categories which makes searching for a video fairly simple! If for some reason you have a question not answered in one of the how-tos you can always contact support. Excellent product, excellent service!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

3CX

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Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 7.9
Based on 417 answers
Great for companies that need to accomplish multiple things at once while at different places. From our experience, broadcasting news is most favorable considering the level of excellence you get with the product plus the affordability. It can be used both privately amongst employees, or shared publicly through covering events
Andrey Lanier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

3CX

The main differences between 8x8, Inc. and 3CX is pricing and ease of use in my opinion. The 3CX system uses annual based pricing plans based on of simultaneous calls your company needs, not the number of extensions/users and offers a free plan. 8x8, Inc. charges per extension with different plans. We currently have 19 extensions so the 3CX system makes more sense for us, however, if your company only has a few extensions you may want to throughly consider both options. In my experience, it was difficult to add new extensions and phones with 8x8 because at least at that time we had 8x8 I could not add anything on the web admin. I had to call a sales rep which took a lot more time. Also, if you didn't purchase a phone and/or headset directly from 8x8 at a usually higher price than Amazon for example then you would have to spend anywhere from 30 minutes to hours on the phone with 8x8 tech support to program the phone to work with the 8x8 system so adding a new extension could turn into a long ordeal. I can easily add new extensions on 3CX directly in the web cpanel. Granted, if you are actually adding a new phone number you would need to purchase that number from a company like ATT first before adding it to 3CX. The difference between a phone number and an extension would be a phone number allows a customer to call in directly using that number. The extension would require the customer to call the main business number then be transferred to the extension. 3CX provides a list of supported phone models on their website
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lifesize Video Conferencing

When compared to Zoom, one of the massive benefits that Lifesize brings is total peace of mind with security. Call encryption is part of the core in Lifesize and not an optional feature as in Zoom. I don't know about you, but every conversation can contain private and confidential information, so protecting me, my team, and my customers is totally covered with Lifesize!When compared with other providers, the quality of the video and lip sync on Lifesize is simply flawless. With the ability to deliver a call at 4k ultra high definition at 60 frames per second, the platform is simply awesome! Zoom is only 720p and the data share is only 5 frames per second. Zoom is simply substandard when compared to Lifesize.We often speak with clients who are using Teams or Skype for Business, but when you compare the video and audio quality with that achieved by Lifesize, they simply do not match up. If you want excellent quality video and ultra-sharp audio, then Lifesize is the only way to go!
Michael Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

3CX

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Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 8.1
Based on 19 answers
With LifeSize Cloud, it's very easy to simply add another Icon to your system and join it to your cloud. You can easily and instantly create meetings and add users both in your organization and out without any difficulty. The cooperation between the Icons and cloud users running on their laptops makes it easy to scale this out to your entire company, including joint venture without difficulty.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

3CX

  • 3CX has a lot to offer for a very low cost as its business model is based on simultaneous calls and not per device. It's very cost effective and very affordable.
  • As the 3CX server does not require a high-performance server to run, with the Public Cloud option, it might allow even further savings.
Artur Bittencourt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lifesize Video Conferencing

  • Training users on how to use the software is quick and easy.
  • Calling abroad saves a good chunk of money for both the end user and company.
  • Does save on travel as remote users are able to have a similar experience as the people attending the meetings and no need to travel to the other locations for meetings.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

3CX

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

3CX Editions & Modules

Edition
StandardFree
Pro1.082
Enterprise1.312
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Price displayed is based on 25 users. 3CX pricing is based on the number of simultaneous calls your business requires or in other words, how many calls your system needs to support at once. Unlike other PBX vendors there is no per extension cost.

Lifesize Video Conferencing

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Lifesize Video Conferencing Editions & Modules

Edition
Plus$14.95 per user/month1
Enterprise$12.95 per user/month1
Standard$16.95 per user/month1
  1. Call for pricing
Additional Pricing Details
With every plan, you get the collaboration features you use everyday, at no additional cost: • Unlimited video conferences • Downloadable desktop and mobile apps • Secure encryption set by default • Unlimited meeting duration • Free, browser-based web app • Two-way and group chat with popular chat integrations • Centralized, name-based directory • Online reporting and account management • Email and calendar scheduling

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

3CX
7.5
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
10.0

Usability

3CX
8.0
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.4

Reliability and Availability

3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.4

Performance

3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.4

Support Rating

3CX
4.9
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.5

In-Person Training

3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.3

Online Training

3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.1

Implementation Rating

3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.9

Scalability

3CX
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.1

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