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Score 7 out of 100
17 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Lifesize Video Conferencing

The Lifesize Cloud Platform, combined with the connected Icon Room Systems, provides any business with a reliable, stable, and unrivaled quality video communications solution. I would have no hesitation in recommending this solution to any business, large or small—it just works every time!With the added ability to simply book a meeting directly from Outlook or the browser, invite your room system and be faced with a simple yes or no on the screen of the room system, this is by far the simplest video conferencing solution that I have ever used.
Michael Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

Think about your needs as an organization and whether you will be using primarily audio only or audio plus web. If audio only then ReadyTalk will certainly meet your need. If web, then shop around for functionality, support, and price. I am fairly "neutral" on ReadyTalk - neither a huge cheerleader nor a huge detractor.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.9
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
9.0
High quality audio
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.5
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.9
High quality video
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.6
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
9.0
Low bandwidth requirements
Lifesize Video Conferencing
5.7
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
9.1
Mobile support
Lifesize Video Conferencing
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
9.0

Screen Sharing

Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.4
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.9
Desktop sharing
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.4
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.8
Whiteboards
Lifesize Video Conferencing
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
9.0

Online Meetings / Events

Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.1
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
9.0
Calendar integration
Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.6
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.9
Meeting initiation
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.3
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.9
Record meetings / events
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.1
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
9.5
Slideshows
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.3
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
9.2
Integrates with social media
Lifesize Video Conferencing
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.5

Online Events Collaboration

Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.2
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
9.4
Live chat
Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.3
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
9.5
Q&A
Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.0
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
9.1
Audience polling
Lifesize Video Conferencing
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
9.5

Online Events Security

Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.6
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.4
Participant roles & permissions
Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.6
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
9.0
User authentication
Lifesize Video Conferencing
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.7
Confidential attendee list
Lifesize Video Conferencing
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
7.6

Pros

Lifesize Video Conferencing

  • Encrypted Communications: Competing against other newspapers and stations is tough. Lifesize Video Conferencing helps us keep our content original and encrypted.
  • Multiple Screen Sharing: Before, our preferred method of contact was a text message or a FaceTime call. This program allows us to share the same video chat with multiple sources. We've streamed interviews across 4 different games and given live in-game updates - that's something our competitors can never touch us with.
  • Sharable Content: Our meetings and interviews can be recorded and shared amongst our other team members or with the public through social media.
Andrey Lanier | TrustRadius Reviewer

ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

  • Screen share/conference calling: They make it quick and easy to join a meeting for your guests. They don't need to download anything; all they need to do is click on the link and enter the access code.
  • Mobile App: The app has been great for our team as they can now easily start a meeting with a click of a button from the app.
  • Recordings: It is very easy to record a webinar or conference call which you can then download.
Bryce Johnston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Lifesize Video Conferencing

  • 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.
dave g | TrustRadius Reviewer

ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

  • If ReadyTalk provided an easier way to set up the initial call through a different platform aside from email, it may make things a bit simpler.
  • ReadyTalk's monitor-specific screensharing process is a bit clunky and could be a bit better in identifying which monitor has been selected for sharing.
  • ReadyTalk's admin dashboard could use a UI update.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

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Usability

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 9.9
Based on 29 answers
We rolled out Lifesize with minimal instructions and high adoption. The touchpad on the Phone 2 is solid from a usability perspective. The touchpad on the Phone 2 allows us to remove remotes. The whole Icon experience is so much better than the color multi-function buttons on the room units (which were confusing to people). Thankfully the room units also work well with the Phone 2.
Mike Hamilton | TrustRadius Reviewer

ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

ReadyTalk (Discontinued) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
ReadyTalk is easy to use, but I did find the initial integration to Outlook a bit cumbersome. I couldn't tell you how to do it now - someone else had to walk me through it when I started at the company. We also have a lot of issues with people trying to use their computers for audio; often, it stops working entirely mid-meeting
Lisa Durant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 9.1
Based on 7 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

ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

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Performance

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 9.0
Based on 15 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

ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

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No answers yet
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Support Rating

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 9.8
Based on 84 answers
Most of the front-line call takers are only as knowledgeable enough to tell you to reboot or reset. If your issue is more complicated than that, it will need to be escalated. On the other hand - most of our problems have been on our network side. The techs are ALWAYS super nice and try to be as helpful as possible. They do care about fixing the problem.
Heather Pence | TrustRadius Reviewer

ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

ReadyTalk (Discontinued) 6.4
Based on 1 answer
They have been responsive to support-related issues.
Adrian Pirness | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 9.1
Based on 5 answers
There was a very knowledgeable person each and every time I trained with them. I believe after 30-45 minutes of admin training, I had all that I needed. End user training is a breeze for our staff. In a matter of 15 minutes, we can train internally. It is that easy to use!
Michael Gunderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

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Implementation Rating

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 7.5
Based on 278 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.
Ana Tarasova | TrustRadius Reviewer

ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

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Alternatives Considered

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize provides a great high-quality professional video conferencing solutions that, with accompanying software like Lifesize Cloud or Zoom, can connect to a multitude of different devices anywhere in the world. While Polycom certainly has more brand recognition in the industry for its communication platforms, I think Lifesize is a comparable product that works just as well as Polycom.
Derek Letellier | TrustRadius Reviewer

ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

Other regions in our organization have implemented WebEx. We have experienced poor audio and lack of customer service in our region. For quick interoffice communication and screen share, we use Skype for Business. Many people who have had the choice between WebEx and ReadyTalk will, more times than not, request a ReadyTalk account to be created. They feel the interface is much simpler to adapt. WebEx is not super friendly, especially on the backend of the tool.
Nicholas Messiah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 7.4
Based on 18 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.
Peter Grant | TrustRadius Reviewer

ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

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Return on Investment

Lifesize Video Conferencing

  • 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
Travis Bell | TrustRadius Reviewer

ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

  • Positive impact. Able to fluidly demonstrate our software over conference call at the drop of a dime
  • Positively impacts clients onboarding process due to ability to screen share with a high amount of people at the same time
  • Higher ROI due to ability to show clients our new platform before their purchase in order to show the value of our product in real time via Readytalk conference
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

Pricing Details

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
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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

ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

General

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

ReadyTalk (Discontinued) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.9
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Lifesize Video Conferencing
10.0
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

Usability

Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.9
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
7.0

Reliability and Availability

Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.1
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

Performance

Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.0
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

Support Rating

Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.8
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
6.4

In-Person Training

Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.3
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

Online Training

Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.1
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

Implementation Rating

Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.5
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

Scalability

Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.4
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

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