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Score 8.6 out of 101

Lifesize Video Conferencing

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Good quality video conferencing with a small group of people.
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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

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Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.2
High quality audio
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Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.6
High quality video
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Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.6
Low bandwidth requirements
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Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.2

Screen Sharing

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Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.9
Desktop sharing
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Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.9

Online Meetings / Events

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Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.0
Calendar integration
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Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.3
Meeting initiation
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Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.2
Record meetings / events
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Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.2
Slideshows
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Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.2

Online Events Collaboration

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Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.1
Live chat
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Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.3
Q&A
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Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.9

Online Events Security

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Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.6
Participant roles & permissions
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Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.6

Pros

  • Easy to use: The app is very, very easy to use. Literally just create a chat room (input a name) and access it to chat.
  • Call/video quality: I've experienced better call quality on appear.in than in almost all other chat and video conferencing services out there.
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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

  • Feature-wise, none that I can think of.
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  • Lifesize Video Conferencing has limited number of participants which is 50. We've never needed more, but you never know.. Zoom Meetings for example allows 500 participants
  • Price is high for video conferencing software. It starts at $29 per user per month
  • It is not very popular, so many of our clients do not know this software
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Likelihood to Renew

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We are using a larger tool suite that already includes video conferencing instead of our older approach of using different apps from different vendors.appear.in has a simple but great set of features but its pricing scheme is not as scalable as we really need in a 500+ employee company.
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Lifesize Video Conferencing7.4
Based on 24 answers
Lifesize Cloud service works really great. We had no problems with the service uptime, the phones sync great, and no user attention is required. The softphone version for mobile clients and laptops works very well, and you don't lose any function at all when interacting between a codec and a mobile client.
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Usability

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Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use, technical and non-technical colleagues have used it with no instructions needed. That says all about the app and services.
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Lifesize Video Conferencing8.1
Based on 27 answers
It's easy enough, everyone at my company can use it properly without any introductions.
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Reliability and Availability

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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

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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

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Lifesize Video Conferencing7.9
Based on 41 answers
Their reps are always helpful and within a day were able to solve my problems if not immediately.
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Online Training

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Lifesize Video Conferencing8.5
Based on 4 answers
Solid platform, easy to use, bit pricey.
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Implementation

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Lifesize Video Conferencing8.4
Based on 123 answers
There are many options and services available. After being heavily invested in the LifeSize ecosystem since before the cloud service was available, I can say that we have generally been quite satisfied with both the hardware systems we've implemented in our conference rooms, as well as with the LSC app and service. I'll also say that LifeSize support has always been incredibly responsive, helpful, and open to feedback.
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Alternatives Considered

appear.in was the least expensive alternative at the time my company used it. It included the right set of features for what we needed.
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LifeSize seems to be one the most interoperable systems available, and even more so now that you can connect with those who might be using Skype for business. Compared to Skype for business, I think the video and presentation experience is hands down better. However, Skype has a more mature and robust chat feature-set if that's important to you.
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Scalability

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Lifesize Video Conferencing7.9
Based on 17 answers
Lifesize has expanded its cloud video conferencing and I foresee it going that direction instead of room to room hardware. We currently have no plan to add or upgrade any of our in room systems but having the ability to connect room to cloud or cloud to cloud is an excellent feature from Lifesize.
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Return on Investment

  • It helped us to connect our team across continents in a very affordable way.
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  • We have five locations across Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, with key stakeholders and cross-location teams that work together every regardless of physical location. This resource is critical in keeping our teams connected.
  • Has improved collaboration and communication by having as close to face to face meetings as possible with remote team members. Conference rooms were often times double booked because of LifeSize, which as a determining factor in us moving to a cloud subscription.
  • Nothing negative
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Pricing Details

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