Cisco Webex DX80 (discontinued) vs. Lifesize Video Conferencing

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Webex DX80 (discontinued)
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
The Cisco Webex DX80 was a technology supporting HD video conferencing and digital whiteboarding. It is discontinued, and is superseded by capabilities found in Cisco Desk Pro.N/A
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Lifesize is a web conferencing platform focused on making video conferencing systems and video conferencing apps work well together, while still being easy-to-use. Their platform incorporates web conferencing software with meeting room devices and wireless screen sharing.
$12.95
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Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Enterprise
$12.95 per user/month
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Plus
$14.95 per user/month
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Standard
$16.95 per user/month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Webex DX80 (discontinued)Lifesize Video Conferencing
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWith 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
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Community Pulse
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Features
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Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
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Ratings
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.9
161 Ratings
10% above category average
High quality audio00 Ratings8.9161 Ratings
High quality video00 Ratings8.9159 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements00 Ratings8.8151 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
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Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.9
156 Ratings
11% above category average
Desktop sharing00 Ratings8.9156 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
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Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.8
149 Ratings
7% above category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings8.8113 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings8.8142 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings8.8112 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings8.897 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
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Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.0
93 Ratings
6% above category average
Live chat00 Ratings9.092 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings9.062 Ratings
Online Events Security
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Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.0
114 Ratings
7% above category average
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings9.0114 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cisco Webex DX80 (discontinued)Lifesize Video Conferencing
Likelihood to Recommend
9.8
(26 ratings)
8.0
(162 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(24 ratings)
Usability
9.8
(18 ratings)
8.4
(37 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(7 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(15 ratings)
Support Rating
7.6
(26 ratings)
7.0
(49 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(136 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(10 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(10 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(18 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(6 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Webex DX80 (discontinued)Lifesize Video Conferencing
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
It is an excellent choice for a personal device if you want to bring an independent device to meetings and add it as a second display at the same time. I don't believe that there is nearly as much benefit in using anything in a shared environment or in shared mode. My opinion is that the Room Kits that include displays that can flip or be touched by Samsung are more suited for that.
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Lifesize
Lifesize Video Conferencing is a real-time meeting and video conferencing solution that works simply and immediately with features that fit our needs. I recommend it because it is professional, easy to configure, with maximum security, and where collaboration and teamwork are essential. possible, increasing workflow and productivity, to increase communication and efficiency in projects, it offers positive results and a pleasant experience for all.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • Successful image/video quality.
  • By adjusting the camera angle, transmitting the document image to both you and the other party in a readable way.
  • Can be used as a touch screen and also as a PC monitor.
  • Can be managed by Call Manager, TMS, VCS.
  • Easy and user-friendly.
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Lifesize
  • 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.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • Touch controller calibration could be a challenge
  • You can’t use the camera like a normal web cam
  • When you use the adapter is HDMI to DVI and if you are gone for a few minutes the display goes dark. Refresh the display does not come back on easily.
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Lifesize
  • Lack of features or options to integrate with other solutions
  • Audio was just ok. If it was a meeting with more than 3-4 people, it seemed it was too much
  • I had a hard time with support. They were not very responsive and felt like an up-hill battle at times.
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
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Lifesize
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
Discontinued Products
In the workplace, Cisco Webex DX80 is ideal for group meetings. It's as simple as entering the room, dialing the destination number, and joining the video. It's simple and convenient. It offers an easy-to-use menu and user interface. My own opinion is that Cisco's usability is fantastic and I like it greatly. I encountered no issues.
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Lifesize
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.
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Reliability and Availability
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Lifesize
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
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.
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
I give top marks for Cisco Webex DX80 support. We have Cisco Smartnet and I can confirm that they are exceptional in answering and resolving doubts and problems with the device. On the phone, you are quickly answered and one of the Cisco experts solves your problem in your language.
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Lifesize
Support has been decent throughout our use of Lifesize Video Conferencing. There were times we needed to make changes, customizations and additions to the application which took a little longer than expected. Overall the support team for Lifesize was very responsive to our requests. When we experienced issues with the application they were resolved to our expectations.
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In-Person Training
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Lifesize
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.
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Online Training
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Lifesize
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!
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Implementation Rating
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Lifesize
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
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Alternatives Considered
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Didn't have any experience with other product lines as our company was a user and a fan of the Cisco Webex platform so didn't bother to go to any other competition. Webex provided us with all that was required to fulfill our business needs while maintaining high end.
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Lifesize
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!
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Scalability
Discontinued Products
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Lifesize
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.
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • It helped us get our Sr. Leadership team familiar with and excited about Webex. Then, them spreading the word helped align the company with the new Webex software coming and saved us a bunch on training. When users were more excited about a product, they soak it in better.
  • This device has been a mainstay in our COVID working from home plans. This allows the business to keep running AND meet face to face when it's not safe yet to do so.
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Lifesize
  • 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.
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ScreenShots

Cisco Webex DX80 (discontinued) Screenshots

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Lifesize Video Conferencing Screenshots

Screenshot of Lifesize Web App directoryScreenshot of Lifesize Web App screen sharing and five-way callScreenshot of Lifesize Desktop App home screenScreenshot of Lifesize Desktop App group video call with moderator controlsScreenshot of Lifesize Record & Share personal video libraryScreenshot of Lifesize Record & Share personal video library - video feed