FoxDen (Discontinued) vs. Lifesize Video Conferencing

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FoxDen (Discontinued)
Score 2.0 out of 10
N/A
ReadyTalk was acquired by PGi in 2017. Former ReadyTalk products are now offered as GlobalMeet Webinar.N/A
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Score 8.1 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
Call for pricing
Pricing
FoxDen (Discontinued)Lifesize Video Conferencing
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Enterprise
$12.95 per user/month
Call for pricing
Plus
$14.95 per user/month
Call for pricing
Standard
$16.95 per user/month
Call for pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FoxDen (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
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
FoxDen (Discontinued)Lifesize Video Conferencing
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
FoxDen (Discontinued)Lifesize Video Conferencing
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
FoxDen (Discontinued)
3.0
1 Ratings
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.1
161 Ratings
High quality audio5.01 Ratings8.2161 Ratings
High quality video1.01 Ratings8.3159 Ratings
Mobile support3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements00 Ratings7.7151 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
FoxDen (Discontinued)
4.0
1 Ratings
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.5
156 Ratings
Desktop sharing4.01 Ratings8.5156 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
FoxDen (Discontinued)
8.0
1 Ratings
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.8
149 Ratings
Meeting initiation8.01 Ratings7.8142 Ratings
Calendar integration00 Ratings7.8113 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings7.7112 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings7.797 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
FoxDen (Discontinued)
8.0
1 Ratings
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.7
93 Ratings
Live chat8.01 Ratings8.792 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings8.762 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
FoxDen (Discontinued)
-
Ratings
Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.0
114 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings9.0114 Ratings
User Ratings
FoxDen (Discontinued)Lifesize Video Conferencing
Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(1 ratings)
7.9
(162 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(24 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(37 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(13 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(29 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(89 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(408 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(11 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
(7 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
FoxDen (Discontinued)Lifesize Video Conferencing
Likelihood to Recommend
PGi (Premiere Global Services, Inc.)
FoxDen tended to work slightly better for very small video conferences. The audio was typically reliable, so it would be ok to use for audio conferencing. It is definitely not ready for prime time: it cannot handle very large conferences. It didn't seem ready to be used on mobile either. I also think it's better suited for a smaller company.
Read full review
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.
Read full review
Pros
PGi (Premiere Global Services, Inc.)
  • Easy to join meetings
  • Audio is fairly reliable
  • Moderately easy to host meetings
Read full review
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.
Read full review
Cons
PGi (Premiere Global Services, Inc.)
  • Horrible video quality. It basically never worked, and we stopped using the video feature.
  • Buggy behavior all the time. Dropped calls, loss of screen sharing, rendered unusable most of the time.
  • Poor response by the vendor to issues. The answer was basically "we know it's unusable, and we're trying to figure that out. There's nothing we can do right now."
Read full review
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.
Read full review
Likelihood to Renew
PGi (Premiere Global Services, Inc.)
No answers on this topic
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.
Read full review
Usability
PGi (Premiere Global Services, Inc.)
No answers on this topic
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.
Read full review
Reliability and Availability
PGi (Premiere Global Services, Inc.)
No answers on this topic
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
Read full review
Performance
PGi (Premiere Global Services, Inc.)
No answers on this topic
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.
Read full review
Support Rating
PGi (Premiere Global Services, Inc.)
No answers on this topic
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.
Read full review
In-Person Training
PGi (Premiere Global Services, Inc.)
No answers on this topic
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.
Read full review
Online Training
PGi (Premiere Global Services, Inc.)
No answers on this topic
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!
Read full review
Implementation Rating
PGi (Premiere Global Services, Inc.)
No answers on this topic
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
Read full review
Alternatives Considered
PGi (Premiere Global Services, Inc.)
I believe they selected FoxDen because we use ReadyTalk for voice conferencing and FoxDen represented a cost savings compared to our previous Skype for Business investment. However, in the end, most of our company has abandoned ever using FoxDen and, instead, still uses all of the products listed above (Skype for Business, Google Hangouts, Slack) or just plain ReadyTalk voice conferencing.
Read full review
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!
Read full review
Scalability
PGi (Premiere Global Services, Inc.)
No answers on this topic
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.
Read full review
Return on Investment
PGi (Premiere Global Services, Inc.)
  • Increased the length of our meetings due to copious amounts of time spent trying to fix the video and screen sharing.
  • Added frustration for everyone who attempted to use it.
  • Ultimately resulted in a lot of money lost on video equipment that everyone stopped using in favor of voice-only conferencing due to the faulty video.
Read full review
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.
Read full review