Lifesize Video Conferencing: A History of Innovation

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Lifesize, a division of Logitech has been a pioneer in the video conferencing industry since 2003. Check out this infographic to see a timeline of all of the key events in our history that have shaped us into the outstanding video communications company we are today!

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Lifesize Video Conferencing: A History of Innovation

  1. 1. LifeSize engineers make the very first 1080p HD video call. LifeSize announces the industry’s first sub-$6,000 video communication system with dual display video and content in HD. Another industry first, the first HD video communication solution under $2,500 is achieved with the launch of the LifeSize Passport, putting “telepresence in the palm of your hand.” A History of Innovation 2003 LifeSize is founded by Craig Malloy and Michael Kenoyer under the name KMV Technologies. KMV Technologies moves into its first official office space in Austin, Texas. Austin becomes the official HQ as the company expands. KMV Technologies Closes $18 Million Series A Financing Round: Videoconferencing Veterans Launch Next-Generation Video Communications Company Attracting World-Class Investors The round was co-led by Austin Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners and Redpoint Ventures. 2004 LifeSize engineers make the very first HD video conferencing call.The next day, the team packs up and moves to a brand new office. The first 3-D engineering models of LifeSize Room, the world’s first HD video conferencing system, begin to take shape. Employees choose an official name for the company: LifeSize Communications. Along with the new name comes a new logo. 2010 2006 LifeSize announces LifeSize Transit, a brand new firewall/NAT traversal solution, which enables LifeSize customers to make video calls within and across enterprises by securely traversing firewalls, at Interop 2006. 2005 LifeSize debuts the world’s first business-class HD video conferencing solution, LifeSize Room, at Interop Las Vegas 2005. LifeSize signs its first distribution contract with Wire One, which was later acquired by BT Conferencing. An industry milestone is achieved by LifeSize when it ships its 1,000th HD video communication system. The Austin Business Journal recognizes LifeSize as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work in Central Texas. (a feat LifeSize would repeat in 2007) 2007 2008 LifeSize expands internationally, opening its first European office in Munich, Germany. LifeSize named a 2007 Red Herring 100 winner, which recognizes the most promising private tech companies in North America. The 100th employee joins the LifeSize team. 2011 2009 Craig Malloy, LifeSize founder and CEO, is named Ernst & Young Central Texas Entrepreneur of the Year. LifeSize sets the industry bar once again with the launch of the 220 Series, delivering 1080p video conferencing for under $7,000. Logitech® announces its plans to acquire LifeSize. “Logitech International, a leader in PC video communication, today announced that it has agreed to acquire privately held LifeSize Communications of Austin, Texas for $405 million in cash.” LifeSize receives its 20th patent. The company announces LifeSize Video Center, the world’s first one-button HD streaming, recording and auto-publishing video tool on the market. LifeSize featured in the New York Times. “The high-definition video is so clear that viewers can see scribbles on Post-it notes” The LifeSize Express 220 is recognized as the 2010 InfoWorld Technology of the Year for its bandwidth performance, low cost and ease of use. Logitech announces the acquisition of Mirial, a Milan-based telecommunications company. Mirial brings best-in-class desktop, tablet and mobile video calling software, which are leveraged to create LifeSize ClearSea, a mobile video conferencing application that is available on over 50 devices. 2012 The company introduces the first touch-screen phone optimized for HD video conferencing. The 2nd generation LifeSize Phone creates a simpler, more engaging experience for users. LifeSize redefines video collaboration once again with the industry’s first software-based MCU, LifeSize UVC Multipoint, which empowers companies of all sizes to deliver on-demand multiparty video collaboration on any device. Yet another industry first, LifeSize announces the first fully integrated, virtualized software platform for video infrastructure: LifeSize UVC Platform. 2014 Smart Video indeed! LifeSize changes the game with the introduction of the LifeSize Icon Series, which couples the ease of use of a smartphone with the power of an HD video conferencing device. 2013 Lifesize Cloud, the easiest, most user-friendly cloud video conferencing service that immediately connects you to a video meeting in the conference room or on your mobile device, is introduced to the market. In its final round of funding, LifeSize secures $25 million. LifeSize awarded the title of Videoconferencing Company of the Year by Videoconferencing Insight, calling the technology “the most innovative and efficient in the industry.” Internet Telephony and Unified Communication Magazines name Lifesize Express their Product of the Year. “Unified Communications TMC Labs Innovation award” Telephony magazine “Best Overall Value” Info-Tech Research Group “Video Conferencing Vendor of the Year” The Integrator Magazine “Innovation of the Year” AV News “Communications Solutions Product of the Year” TMC LifeSize ships the very first LifeSize Room product. LifeSize receives its tenth patent. Wainhouse Research proclaims, “LifeSize Drops Videoconferencing Bombshell” with the launch of the 200 Series, offering Blu-Ray® video quality of 720p60 and 1080p30. Lifesize transforms once again and unveils a new company identity, logo and website. “One of the IT Industry’s Leading Tech Innovators” CRN “Most Innovative Service of the Year” Best in Biz “Cloud Computing Product of the Year” Cloud Computing Magazine “Best Overall Interop Cloud Solution” Let’s Do Video “2014 Price & Performance Value Leadership Award in Asia Pacific” Network World Asia “Unified Communications TMC Labs Innovation Award” Telephony magazine “2014 Reader’s Choice ‘Rising Star’ Award” Network World Asia “New Product Innovation Award in Video Conferencing” Frost & Sullivan LATAM 2015 Lifesize introduces the Lifesize® Icon 400™ and the Lifesize® Icon Flex™ designed to bring simple, reliable and brilliant video communications to the huddle room. Lifesize welcomes its 1,000th Lifesize Cloud customer to the family. Lifesize Cloud is awarded 2015 “Unified Communications Product of the Year” by TMC.

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