Here’s something interesting a 24 inch HD Display with built in HD video and voice. It’s a collaboration between LG and LifeSize, which is a subsidiary of Logitech. The display has a 1920×1080 resolution, while the built in camera can do 720p content, The price is a bit up there at $2999 though. It’s expected to be available 3rd quarter of 2010
LG’s Executive Video Conferencing system boasts a sleek form factor that is powered by LifeSize HD video communications technology, which has been seamlessly integrated into the 24-inch HD display to deliver:
- HD Video Communications: Point-to-point HD video calls at 720p30 HD resolution with integrated 720p camera, microphone array and premium speakers.
- HD Display: Fully integrated HD video and wideband audio system in a premium 24-inch display with 1920 x 1080 HD resolution.
- Interoperability with Unified Communication providers: Broad interoperability with video communications systems and IP/PBX installations allow this video conferencing system to be connected to mainstream Unified Communications technologies from vendors such as Alcatel-Lucent, Asterisk, Avaya, Broadsoft, Cisco, Microsoft and Shoretel – helping customers maximize the full potential of HD video communications.
Not only does LG’s Executive Video Conferencing System, powered by LifeSize, deliver unrivaled HD video communications functionality and performance, but the system is amazingly easy to use. Setting up the system takes minutes and only requires the connection of two cables. Designed to fit into the natural desktop-based workflow, the intuitive LifeSize graphical interface allows users to easily switch the system between HD video conferencing and PC monitor functionality.
“As more people recognize the value of video communications to improve collaboration and productivity, audio conference calls are becoming a thing of the past,” said Craig Malloy, CEO of LifeSize Communications. “LG’s Executive Video Conferencing System is more than a solution that streamlines the HD video communications experience – it is one leap closer to our vision of a world where HD video communication is as mainstream and seamless as a telephone call.”
Pricing and Availability
LG’s Executive Video Conferencing System, powered by LifeSize, is priced at USD $2,999 with global availability expected in the third quarter of 2010.
About LifeSize Communications
LifeSize Communications is a world leader in high definition video communications and telepresence. Founded by industry veterans in 2003, LifeSize pioneered high definition video communications to make communicating at a distance as natural and effective as being in the same room, for anyone, anywhere. LifeSize became a division of Logitech in December 2009, sharing a vision of everywhere there is voice there should be video. More information about LifeSize can be found at www.lifesize.com.