Lifesize develops innovative enhancements to Share platform

Lifesize has launched new enhancements to its Share platform, making it easier and more cost-effective for organisations to build and automate multifunctional meeting spaces. The platform provides a streamlined experience for wirelessly sharing media and video content on any connected screens, as well as new integrations for digital signage with ScreenCloud and whiteboard collaboration with Kaptivo.

Building on Lifesize Share’s wireless screen-sharing features, the enhanced platform allows users to consolidate the user experiences for multiple meeting room solutions and display technologies into a single, centrally managed device.

“With Lifesize Share, companies can now easily automate device management for meeting spaces around the office, saving valuable time and thousands of pounds normally required to integrate different technologies into a user-friendly experience,” said Craig Malloy, Lifesize CEO. “The platform also offers automated updates for software improvements and new app integrations, so users can access new features and functionality without complicating their current configuration or causing interoperability issues.”

“We forecast professional wireless presentation device shipments to experience a nearly 30 percent growth rate through 2022,” said Rob Arnold, Principal Analyst, Frost & Sullivan. “Lifesize Share is at the forefront of innovation in this market. Specifically, the solution makes it easy for meeting participants to wirelessly share multiple types of media from any device without requiring specialty connectors or software downloads. Optional connection to the comprehensive Lifesize video conferencing service sets the solution apart for businesses seeking to enrich and streamline multi-media collaboration capabilities in their meeting rooms.”

The platform’s integration with ScreenCloud allows organisations to transform screens around their offices into dynamic, automated content displays. Through the integration, connected screens inside and outside of meeting rooms can be set up to show original content, as well as highly customisable content from more than 70 free apps, including meeting schedules, company news, social media feeds and more to drive internal awareness and engagement.

“The ability to visualise data and content plays a crucial role in an effective communications strategy, especially when it comes to engaging with employees,” said Mark McDermott, CEO of ScreenCloud. “With ScreenCloud digital signage for Lifesize Share, businesses can turn unused screens in meeting rooms and around their offices into the ideal channel for communicating with staff without spending additional time or funds to introduce new display systems.”

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