New from Lifesize is the Lifesize Live Stream, a cloud-based application that allows users to live stream company meetings, executive updates and training sessions in high-definition, broadcast quality.

Lifesize Live Stream allows IT administrators to enable 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.

This new tool should appeal to organisations as it allows them to pay based on usage due to the Lifesize Live Stream pricing model.

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.

“The Lifesize Live Stream capability allows us to live stream company-wide meetings through a single, unified platform,” says Yannick Petriccioli, IT project manager at Groupe Virbac, the eight largest animal health company with locations around the world.

“It will connect our offices throughout France and elsewhere in the world and include mobile and remote staff who can participate from wherever they are. It’s a much simpler and easier solution compared to other approaches we have tried that require multiple components and were complicated to set up, manage and use. Coupled with the Lifesize recording and sharing feature, we also like the benefit of being able to give those who couldn’t attend the session the ability to easily watch the session on-demand. We see great potential for using Lifesize Live Stream beyond internal meetings, including seminars, trainings and interactions with customers and partners on a wide scale basis.”

“For IT, connecting an organisation from end-to-end is a challenge when users are geographically distributed and operating on different devices,” adds Craig Malloy, CEO at Lifesize. “Designed to make event streaming as simple as possible, Lifesize Live Stream provides the flexibility, security and cost-effectiveness that allows organizations of any size to reach their audiences and engage with them in a meaningful way.”

With Lifesize Live Stream, organisations and their IT admins can deliver professional broadcast streaming quality through Lifesize HD camera and phone systems for any conference room paired with the cloud-based Lifesize application.

Users can also automatically generate an invitation link for viewers and set viewing permissions (public, private, group-only), and viewing is enabled from a variety of browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge) and mobile devices (iOS and Android).

Lifesize Live Stream is available for purchase with a Lifesize Enterprise or Premium subscription plan as of today.

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