In our last post, we talked about the business benefits of video collaboration, and steps you can take to optimize the user experience. As video has moved from the board room to desktops and mobile devices, organizations are finding it can help build better relationships among team members and customers, accelerate decision-making, and increase productivity.

But collaboration isn’t the only application for video. Organizations are increasingly using video streaming for employee training, corporate communications and events, and similar use cases. Cloud-based offerings enable organizations to capitalize on the value of video streaming without investing in the infrastructure and expertise needed to support it.

Lifesize recently enhanced its cloud-based application with Live Stream, a simple and secure solution for high-definition, broadcast-quality video streaming. It extends the capabilities of the Lifesize app, enabling organizations to maximize their existing investments in video conferencing technology. With Lifesize Live Stream, organizations can connect and collaborate in even more ways, all through one easy-to-use interface.

Lifesize Live Stream Supports an unlimited number of Lifesize virtual meeting rooms to simultaneously live stream events with up to 10,000 viewers and 50 video-enabled sites per event. A single click allows moderators to start a presentation and users to join an event from any location, browser or device.

This new tool also delivers unmatched value by allowing organizations to pay based on usage. With the Lifesize Live Stream pricing model, users no longer have to worry about getting locked into a fixed package or trying to predict how many events will take place and how many viewers will attend. Instead, organizations can grow as they go, using and expanding their hours as needed.

Additionally, Lifesize Live Stream allows organizations to say goodbye to one-sided events. To promote active participation from audience members, Lifesize Live Stream offers a real-time Q&A feature that lets viewers ask questions directly from the live streaming page. Coupled with Lifesize Record & Share (formerly Lifesize Amplify), the tool also allows one-click recording of any event, which can be shared with absent viewers later and housed in a personal video library.

With Lifesize Live Stream, organizations can:

  • Deliver professional broadcast streaming quality through Lifesize HD cameraand phone systems for any conference room paired with the cloud-based Lifesize application.
  • Easily monitor and report on utilization, attendance and Q&A transcripts from an admin console.
  • Automatically generate an invitation link for viewers and set viewing permissions (public, private, group-only).
  • Record and share both video and content or build a personal video library with Lifesize Record & Share.
  • Enable viewing from a variety of browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge) and mobile devices (iOS and Android).

The award-winning Lifesize app supports a wide range of video applications, from one-on-one video calls to full-scale company meetings across multiple locations. It features an easy-to-use interface that can be accessed via a wide range of devices, and standards-based interoperability that makes it possible to extend the video experience to users outside the organization.

Lifesize Live Stream is available for purchase with a Lifesize Enterprise or Premium subscription plan. Contact IPC, a Lifesize partner, for more information and a demo.