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BT Conferencing Adds LifeSize Video Conferencing and Telepresence Solutions to Global Portfolio

May 9, 2009 | Chris Payatagool

lifesize_logo.jpgAUSTIN, Texas - The complete range of HD video conferencing and telepresence solutions from LifeSize Communications is now available from BT Conferencing, a leading global provider of video communications products and services. BT Conferencing specializes in the delivery of innovative video conferencing solutions to some of the largest companies in the world, expanding LifeSize's reach to customers in North America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific.

lifesize_room_465x233px.jpg"Together, BT Conferencing and LifeSize can deliver solutions that make remote meetings useful, productive, lifelike, cost-effective and simple," said Ben Hobby, General Manager, BT Conferencing Video Business Unit, EMEA. "BT Conferencing builds solutions around industry-leading hardware and software which are backed by our proven services organization. We are pleased to offer LifeSize as a key part of the BT Conferencing global video portfolio."

Video conferencing has become a critical technology investment for companies seeking to increase productivity, reduce both the cost and environmental impact of travel, and improve collaboration among employees. From self-service through to complete managed solutions, BT Conferencing provides a range of services that help commercial, government, and educational organizations realize the full potential of video conferencing technology.

As the first company to develop and deliver HD video communications products, LifeSize extends BT Conferencing's ability to offer customers a full range of solutions that offer superior quality of experience, unique flexibility and unmatched price performance, LifeSize gives BT Conferencing customers powerful solutions that deliver the world's most realistic, effective and effortless video communication experience. Alongside BT Conferencing's industry-leading support, the availability of a single source for all video, audio and web conferencing needs, and one of the world's largest MPLS networks with a global presence in over 170 countries, businesses around the world can take advantage of a realistic, effective and effortless video communication experience.

"Combining the power of LifeSize's products with the global reach and capabilities of BT Conferencing delivers an incredible opportunity to customers," said Adam Taylor, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Service, LifeSize. "LifeSize's industry-leading HD video conferencing solutions deliver a natural, face-to-face meeting experience that enables users to focus on the conversation instead of their disparate location. Likewise, BT Conferencing's services lets users rest assured that they won't have to worry about the technology behind the experience. Together, we're delivering the power of high quality communications at your fingertips anytime, anywhere."

About BT Conferencing

BT Conferencing was established more than 20 years ago and is now one of the leading global providers of audio, video and web collaboration services. BT Conferencing is based in the USA, EMEA and Asia Pacific and specialises in the delivery of reliable, robust and innovative conferencing solutions and product hardware to some of the largest companies in the world. The company offers tailor-made solutions to customers, whether they are small enterprises or major global businesses. With businesses now juggling to increase productivity, being more environmentally aware and at the same time looking to improve the work-life balance of its employees, conferencing and collaboration services provide a cost effective and time saving solution. For more information visit

About BT

BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to our customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale. In the year ended 31 March 2008, BT Group plc's revenue was £20,704 million with profit before taxation and specific items of £2,506 million.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

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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.


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