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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

If you can afford it I think Zoom Meeting is betterBlackboard Collaborate is headed in the right direction but they're not there yet.
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Lifesize Video Conferencing

We had a game of the week that we were covering, along with other major area matchups. We were able to collaborate our games altogether and provide a stream that kept us up to date with what else was happening across our area, and how it affected our game of the week as far as standings. Our initial setup was difficult, and we had to work around other workers who are technologically impaired, per se. The support team provided to us was mostly unresponsive, but we managed in spite of it.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.7
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.2
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
8.0
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.7
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.5
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.6
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.6
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.2
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.7
Lifesize Video Conferencing

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.5
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.9
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.7
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.9
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.3
Lifesize Video Conferencing

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
7.8
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.0
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.6
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.4
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.7
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.2
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
6.8
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.3
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.2
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.4
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.3

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.5
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.1
Live chat
Adobe Connect
8.8
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.3
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
8.7
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.1
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.8

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.1
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.7
User authentication
Adobe Connect
7.9
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.0
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.7
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
8.5
Lifesize Video Conferencing

Pros

  • Collaboration - It doesn't portray itself as a high-definition video platform. Most times it is accessed with webcams. But a strong focus has always been on its collaborative nature. Allowing for a wide range of materials to be shared with other viewers, it can be used for information collection as well as distribution with input coming from any user.
  • Communication - With a large portion of businesses looking to hold larger meetings allowing a greater portion of their employee base to take part in a meeting that might have once been local, or required people to be flown in, it provides a simpler means to gather information from many locations all at once - globally.
  • Cost - Many businesses are looking to cut costs from their events, and Adobe Connect is an ideal platform to help the bottom line. With one installation, you have now a perfect place for meetings to be held around the world without the costs of hotel rooms, conference areas, food and travel. Your users don't even have to get dressed if they don't want to. information is passed on with only a click into a meeting room.
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  • LifeSize happened to be one of the solutions we were able to pitch in easily, as it moved from a complete H.323 system to a cloud solution thanks to the Lifesize cloud. This allowed users to do their Video Conference calls without spending additional money on dedicated lines for your Video Conference.
  • Easy setup and use of devices they really try to make it easy on users
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Cons

  • Adobe Connect must improve its implementation in the mobile part, since its operation in these devices is very limited.
  • I would like to be able to paste an image on the board and get better results when I paste a text, sometimes I have difficulties to adjust all the pods I want to use on the screen (discussion, chat, video, area to share).
  • I would like that Adobe Connect had a little more functionality, that is, that you could play music in the lobby, serial a great compliment for this application.
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  • I dislike that they are no longer making the Team/Room 220's. I am not a fan of the Icon editions that are replacing the Team/Room 220's for my classrooms and conference rooms. I do not like, when I remote into the codecs, that the layout is very limited compared to the Team/Room 220's. I can no longer see if someone is in the room or able to access the remote control or adjust the cameras. Because we are not using the "Cloud" with our codecs, users are no longer able to access a directory. The remote control looks almost like the Apple TV remote, which has very few buttons with no labels on it. My users, who are not very tech savvy, would rather not use the equipment unless some else sets it up for them.
  • Software for computers could be more robust. One thing I would like to see is a way to click on one of the video streams to just see it large and be able to toggle which screen I want to see myself, instead of the software deciding which one should be the focus point based on who is talking.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect10.0
Based on 27 answers
I give Adobe Connect an 8 because there have been prior issues with connection and recording in the past, but Adobe customer service has been very on top of things and were able to remedy the situation, but after the fact. Otherwise, it's a good service and should be taken advantage of.
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Lifesize Video Conferencing7.4
Based on 24 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.
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Usability

Adobe Connect9.0
Based on 5 answers
It's the easiest to use of all the major players in this space
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Lifesize Video Conferencing8.2
Based on 27 answers
Very easy for new users to get the hang of.
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Connect5.5
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Lifesize Video Conferencing8.3
Based on 6 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
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Lifesize Video Conferencing8.2
Based on 14 answers
We chose Lifesize because we are in a consortium with several other small universities. Each university has its own LMS and professors and IT departments each either provide or allow users to use additional tools or programs. Additionally, as our staff members use Lifesize to communicate with those outside our system we must have a tool that is capable of integration with what is being used by our faculty and staff as well as those they interact with in the course of their academic business.
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Support

Adobe Connect7.0
Based on 2 answers
No isues and any issues seems to get resolved.
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Lifesize Video Conferencing7.9
Based on 41 answers
I rarely call with a problem. When I do, I get an answer very quickly.
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Online Training

Adobe Connect7.5
Based on 2 answers
The ability to have most of the functionality of a full LMS at a fraction of the cost is huge. I can create manage and deploy both synchronous and asynchronous training based on the situation and all of my training is tracked through a series of easily created reports
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Lifesize Video Conferencing8.5
Based on 4 answers
Solid platform, easy to use, bit pricey.
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Implementation

Adobe Connect7.9
Based on 4 answers
Prices do not seem to vary much among resellers of the Adobe Connect hosted license; the only price variation you're likely to find are among the audio providers. When implementing, you may also wish to look into expanding the amount of storage you are allowed on the server to avoid any problems later on as your library of files starts to build up
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Lifesize Video Conferencing8.4
Based on 123 answers
The implementation was pretty easy and fast, You can do it with your internal team and it should not be any problem. Integration with other software is also pretty easy. But, if for some reason you have any issues with implementation or integration you can contact Lifesize Video Conferencing support team 24/7.
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Alternatives Considered

The best part of Adobe Connect is sharing the information with others who use this software. If you attend school and love taking notes through your iPad or Computer, you can share what notes you are writing with everyone in your classes. Also, it is a great virtual meeting place.
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We evaluated BlueJeans, Google Hangouts (Chromebox for Hangouts), Biba, and Cisco. Lifesize had the absolute best in-room and out of box combined experience. I can literally ship a unit across the world and in 3 questions the unit is on Lifesize Cloud, in the directory, and ready to go with minimal involvement from my team.
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Scalability

Adobe Connect5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Lifesize Video Conferencing7.8
Based on 17 answers
It's pretty impressive the number of people the system can support both in total and per conference. The system handles large numbers of connections pretty well, although there's little control over how participants are displayed on screen. One of its greatest strengths is adding large number of both video and audio connections simultaneously.
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Return on Investment

  • The UI is very dated, integration with Eloqua needs improvement, meeting recording can also be improved, automated emails could be improved, event set up could be improved and audience engagement can also be improved
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  • ROI is clear - video meetings are engaging and save travel.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Connect

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Adobe Connect Editions & Modules
Adobe Connect
Additional Pricing Details

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Lifesize Video Conferencing

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Lifesize Video Conferencing Editions & Modules
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Edition
Squad
$291
Premium
Call for pricing2
Enterprise
Call for pricing2
1. monthly, per host
2. Call for pricing
Additional Pricing Details
All pricing is based on an annual contract. Squad Plan has the following conditions and inclusions: no minimum of users; host meetings with up to 25 people, plugins for Outlook and Google Calendar, join meetings using a standard phone line, connect from video conferencing systems, Record & Share Optional, no Lifesize Icon system pairing, online Support Premium Plan has the following conditions and inclusions: minimum of 10 users; maximum Call size of 40 people, 1 Virtual Meeting Room per host, Skype for Business/Lync Integration, Live Stream optional, Record & Share optional, Single sign-on, calendaring for paired Lifesize Icons ,Lifesize Icon Health Monitoring, Premium Support Enterprise Plan has the following conditions and inclusions: Maximum Call size of 50 people, unlimited Virtual Meeting Rooms, entitle every employee and room, Skype for Business/Lync Integration, Live Stream optional, 10 Hours of Record & Share, Single sign-on, calendaring for paired Lifesize Icons, Lifesize Icon Health Monitoring, Extreme Support - 24/7/365

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