Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Score 8.0 out of 10
Lifesize Video Conferencing


What is Lifesize Video Conferencing?

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.
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  • Desktop sharing (156)
  • High quality video (159)
  • High quality audio (161)
  • Low bandwidth requirements (151)

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Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Features related to the performance, reliability & compatibility of web conferencing and webinar (online events) software.

8.4Avg 8.0

Screen Sharing

Features related to remote screen sharing capabilities.

8.7Avg 8.1

Online Meetings / Events

Features related to hosting and attending meetings and events online.

8.2Avg 8.2

Online Events Collaboration

Features related to collaboration between attendees during web conferences, webinars, and other online events.

8.9Avg 8.4

Online Events Security

Features related to the security of meetings and other events held via web conferencing/webinar software.

9Avg 8.4
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Product Details

What is Lifesize Video Conferencing?

Lifesize Video Conferencing is a web conferencing solution. The vendor’s value proposition is that they combine a best-in-class, cloud-based video conferencing experience, with award-winning, easy-to-use devices that are designed for any conference room so users can connect to anyone, anywhere. Additionally, the vendor says their video conferencing solutions are designed for the demands of today’s modern enterprise, yet fully accessible to businesses of any size.

Some key features include:

  • Interoperable cloud video offering
  • Integrated, plug-and-play H D camera systems and HD phones for every room with automatic software updates
  • Consistent experience across devices
  • Search-based directory with name-based dialing
  • Instant and scheduled meetings
  • Schedule meetings from Google Calendar or Microsoft Outlook
  • One-on-one and group calls
  • One-on-one chat and group chat in a meeting room
  • Share your desktop or a specific application
  • Up to 50 live participants in HD video
  • Unlimited audio-only calls included for users and guests in more than 50 countries
  • Record and share video calls instantly with Lifesize Cloud Amplify
  • Skype for Business support
  • Web-based app support via our Lifesize Cloud Web App
  • Desktop app support
  • Mobile app support

Lifesize Video Conferencing Features

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software Features

  • Supported: High quality audio
  • Supported: High quality video
  • Supported: Low bandwidth requirements
  • Supported: Chrome compatible
  • Supported: IE compatible
  • Supported: Available for OS X
  • Supported: Available for Windows

Screen Sharing Features

  • Supported: Desktop sharing
  • Supported: Application sharing

Online Meetings / Events Features

  • Supported: Scheduling
  • Supported: Calendar integration
  • Supported: Meeting initiation
  • Supported: End meetings
  • Supported: Record meetings / events
  • Supported: Dial-in attendance
  • Supported: Online attendance
  • Supported: Mute
  • Supported: Slideshows
  • Supported: International calling
  • Supported: Multiple webcam streams

Online Events Collaboration Features

  • Supported: Live chat
  • Supported: Q&A

Online Events Security Features

  • Supported: Participant roles & permissions
  • Supported: Participant list

Additional Features

  • Supported: Meet anyone over video anytime, anywhere
  • Supported: Record and share instantly
  • Supported: Continue the conversation after the meeting via one-on-one and group chat in a meeting room
  • Supported: Invite guests for free
  • Supported: Pairs with award-winning Lifesize Icon conference room systems
  • Supported: Experience Lifesize Cloud with a free 14-day trial

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 feedScreenshot of Lifesize Record & Share personal library - my videosScreenshot of Lifesize Web App Admin ConsoleScreenshot of Lifesize Web App Admin Console advanced settings

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Lifesize Video Conferencing Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesAmericas, EMEA, APAC
Supported LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Polish, Japanese

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Zoom, Webex Meetings, and BlueJeans Meetings are common alternatives for Lifesize Video Conferencing.

Reviewers rate Participant roles & permissions highest, with a score of 9.

The most common users of Lifesize Video Conferencing are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Macarena Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Lifesize Video Conferencing is an online meeting platform that provides effectiveness and simplicity, a mixture of professionalism and intelligence has provided me with an excellent service, working normally, so far it has not thrown me errors or setbacks, there is nothing that bothers me.
  • Lifesize Video Conferencing helps me communicate with my colleagues, clients, and co-workers through simple and secure meetings, face-to-face screen sharing without limits or borders, helps me reach my clients with a unique experience as if we were dealing personally is perfect for closing deals, collaborating on projects with my co-workers and at the same time-saving time, streamlining tasks and completing work in record time, thanks to this tool I can connect from my sofa, having a coffee and even traveling in the plane is the perfect measure to not postpone my projects and carry them out without complications.
Curt Sminkey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • In the simplest form of Video Conferencing, they work for small meetings
  • In some of the newer models, the video quality is pretty darn good if you can support the bandwidth
  • The table-top phone/speaker integrates nicely
  • 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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Amazing Video Quality
  • Fine audio quality
  • Easy interface
  • Less app size
  • Accessibility from various interfaces be it desktop or mobile, windows or mac Or Android.
  • Flexibility to access through browser also, also through Third party rooms.
  • Document/screen sharing needs improvement.
  • Abrupt disconnection without warning.
  • Lag in turning on/off the mic.
  • Data management/security concerns as it is outsourced.
Brain Blenner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • I feel more reliable and secure to get started with this tool.
  • Quality audio video services.
  • Screen Sharing is on of the most efficient way of communication with others.
  • Meeting scheduling is also a fantastic and easy.
  • I think side by size the audio option should provide the messaging option as well because sometimes I need to discuss the thing with few members and all the time callings are not carried out.
  • Further while having a conference call I face a buffering situation in the background.
Eric Howard | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Video resolution when it works is great. But it has frequent issues.
  • Screen sharing is good when it works but has frequent issues.
  • The ability to invite people to meetings is great but the user interface to schedule those is not user friendly. So we have few people that can use it remotely other than a few power users and people that join one of our two conference rooms that have the dedicated unit.
  • The quality of service (QOS) varies greatly. We have constant lag and other issues that make it difficult to use and cause a great deal of frustration. When it works, its great but our users think it's a joke.
  • Remote users have horrible QOS.
  • Easier scheduling system to send invites out using web interface that ties into Outlook.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The ability to "ring" a coworker like calling them at their extension.
  • The ease of adding in participants to a meeting whether administrative or clinical.
  • The network was unstable during some calls regardless of the size. The screen would shake throughout the call.
  • There were challenges logging into a meetings to the point where we would have to log off our pc and log back in.
  • Sporadic Audio issues would take place regardless of where we would us the app, on-campus or off campus
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
  • The unit is a little larger than we would like, but still easily fits onto most shelves.
  • Changing the layouts on the screen (via remote control) can be cumbersome at times
  • Additional microphones have a cord (rather than being wireless), which can be unsightly and a possible trip hazard
Gurchain Khaira | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It is great to have a universal directory that everyone has in sync.
  • Good to have the flexibility to use a laptop for Lifesize.
  • Good to be able to test the system using the Virtual Call feature.
  • Previously with Polycom we had the ability to view the Far end via camera to see who was in the room or which location they were already on a call.
  • The Virtual Test call could be improved further because during the recording of your video it should split the screen to show you what it is recording. It should also have the capability of calling you back to make sure that other people can call you.
  • The quality of the video is not too good when more than 3 locations are connected.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Clarity of voice and video.
  • Relative ease of use.
  • Working well across various platforms.
  • Works well with other endpoint devices (example: Polycom).
  • Complete management from remote office.
  • Ease of use by inexperienced end users.
  • Ability to program direct dial to frequent conference numbers.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • No Extra license for joining Video hardware devices.
  • Lifesize Support is very responsive.
  • Lifesize Touch panel with inbuilt Mic, Speaker & touch is fantastic
  • Normal dialing & USB plug & play mode in new series.
  • Polling Features
  • Old system to be made compatible to current situation.
  • Feature improvements
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Superb lip sync and lifelike quality 4k video.
  • Share my content to my colleagues and customers in a high frame rate and 4k quality.
  • Voice calls on Lifesize are crystal clear and always accessible.
  • Ease of use: the Icon room systems are so easy to use, as is the computer and mobile application.
  • Using Lifesize on my iPhone and iPad has been simple and highly effective.
  • Connecting with Teams and Skype for business has connected everyone with ease.
  • The web management platform gives me clear visibility on usage and allows me to easily manage my team and contacts.
  • We would love to be able to brand our virtual meeting rooms.
  • We would love to have the ability to create break out rooms from the main virtual room.
  • Video voicemail would be excellent for missed calls.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Availability & reliability: we've never had issues when the system was down
  • It's well known on the market and easy to get support
  • It is easy to use and set up
  • Sometimes when we tried using LifeSize on 2 screens & 2 sets within one room it was a bit tricky to set it up to ensure both screens display the same.
  • Similar case when we displayed the presentation and were sharing screen of one of our participants. There were cases when it was tricky to get the screen sharing mode and synch it with sound.
October 16, 2019

LifeSize Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The hardware provides very good quality audio. The satellite microphone is also used as a speaker and the touch screen navigation menu is easy to use.
  • Allows for third party vendors to join by simply dialing or clicking on a link.
  • Good quality video without compromising network resources. Each LifeSize call is capped at 2MB per call.
  • Wish it had collaboration capabilities such as Microsoft Teams.
  • It requires a client to install. Unable to join the call by simply accessing a web browser.
  • It does not integrate well with other vendors such as Polycom or Crestron devices.
Michael Gunderson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Easy to use
  • Low cost
  • Easy to manage accounts
  • Knowledgeable and reliable sales and customer service at Lifesize
  • Access to Lifesize Community, which connects other Lifesize users/clients, and gives users the ability to request features directly with the support and development teams.
  • Technical support that is second to NONE!
  • More screen layout options
  • Ability to customize screen layouts
  • ability to store ip based systems as favorites.
  • Customizable recording interface--ability to change and arrange PIPs as desired
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Call quality and reliability are beyond excellent! We never have to worry about dropped frames or glitching!
  • The user support is next to none! If you have a question, Lifesize support is there to help, the first time, every time!
  • The interface of every Lifesize system, new or old, is so user-friendly. We can demonstrate the system once and staff are ready to rock!
  • I would like to see some of the point-to-point features such as far end camera control become available within meeting rooms as well.
  • SMS meeting invitation right from the user portal would be amazing to have in scenarios where a lot of people are calling in.
  • The system view options could be a little easier to access for quicker adjustment of what is being displayed on a call.
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