Has an opportunity to grab a chunk of the early adopter market.
Lifesize was one of the pioneers of the business video market but has been somewhat quiet of late. It appears the company is back in action — and in a big way. This week it announced its new Icon 700 conference room solution and new 4K global cloud service architecture, which is among the first video conferencing solutions with 4K resolution for full-motion video and content sharing. The leap from 1080p to 4K is a huge step up in quality and brings the “in-person” experience to remote meetings.
The Lifesize Icon 700 lists for $7,499 paired with the Lifesize Phone HD for a combined audio/video solution. There’s also a required device software subscription component that is priced at $1,199 for a one-year term. This brings the total price to about $8,500 for the first year, which seems low for a 4K video system. The Icon 700 has a zoom factor of 20x, making it suitable for even the largest rooms.