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LifeSize Opens Expanded Design Center in Bangalore India

January 28, 2009 | Chris Payatagool
lifesize_logo.jpgCross-continent collaboration enabled by high definition video conferencing; India businesses embracing telepresence technology

Austin, Tex. and Bangalore, India - Jan. 20, 2009 - AUSTIN, Texas, and BANGALORE, India, January 20, 2009: LifeSize Communications, the global leader in high definition video communications, announced the opening of an expanded engineering design center in Bangalore India. The facility more than triples the company's investment in India. An integral part of the company's extensive research, development and engineering operation, the LifeSize Bangalore Design Center is responsible for software development for the company's award-winning HD video conferencing and telepresence products.

"Our new and expanded engineering design center reflects the tremendous contribution the LifeSize team in India has made to our company's success, and our commitment to having the facilities to support future growth and exciting new products," said Craig Malloy, CEO, LifeSize Communications. "LifeSize is committed to India, a dynamic country with a wealth of engineering talent and customers at the leading edge of video communication."

LifeSize established the Design Center in Bangalore In August 2006 to focus on software development for the rapidly-growing company. Today, the Design Center produces the software that drives the company's award-winning video conferencing systems, video system management software and infrastructure products. About 30 LifeSize engineers in Bangalore use the company's telepresence products to collaborate closely with their colleagues in Austin, Texas. The LifeSize Bangalore Design Center was named among the top 25 "Best Places to Work" in India by Smart Techie magazine.

"Cross-continent HD video collaboration has been a tremendous success for LifeSize, speeding our development process and resulting in better products faster." said Raghu Belur, Director of Engineering, LifeSize Communication. "High-definition video allows more meaningful and productive engagements between team members across different geographies."

LifeSize believes India's success in the global technology industry make it an ideal market for high-definition videoconferencing. Experts view the early adoption of leading-edge telecommunications technologies by forward-looking entrepreneurs as a key factor in India's impressive growth, enabling the country's skilled workforce to compete globally. Interest in HD video for government and enterprise use within the country has surged as the India economy has grown.

"Companies in India believe this is the right time for HD video and that LifeSize is the right solution for their needs," said K. Shivasankar, Country Manager, LifeSize Communications - India. "India is a priority market for LifeSize because leading businesses recognize the benefits of high-definition videoconferencing and telepresence to support their business goals, and the LifeSize value proposition of superior quality of experience, unique flexibility and unmatched price performance delivers easy-to-measure results."

About LifeSize Communications

LifeSize is the first company to develop and deliver high definition video communications products. Founded in 2003 by industry veterans and named "Videoconferencing Company of the Year" in 2007 by Videoconferencing Insight. LifeSize's award winning solutions combine exceptional quality, user simplicity and administrator manageability to make video communications a productive, true-to-life experience. LifeSize is headquartered in Austin, TX with subsidiaries in Europe and Asia Pacific, and a network of channel partners reaching more than 80 countries.

For additional information or to request a live product demonstration, visit the LifeSize Web site at www.lifesize.com or call 1.877.LIFESIZE in North America, 008000 999 09 799 in Europe, and +852 8239 3695 in APAC.

 







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