AV System Integration

SkyGroup announces enhancements to Lifesize app

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:00

SkyGroup Communications’ customers looking to deliver effortless collaboration in the cloud can now leverage the enhances Lifesize App to deliver even better high- definition audio, web and video conferencing.

Since its launch into the South African market, Lifesize has enjoyed excellent growth and has been able to carve a niche for customers who need a cloud-based collaboration platform and a seamlessly integrated, connected conference room system. With the redesigned Lifesize App, the company is promising a truly uncomplicated collaboration experience, no matter where the customer engages from geographically, or the device they use to connect.

“The new Lifesize App has been entirely rebuilt and designed, taking into account the direct needs and feedback from customers,” states Marius van Wyk, Operations & Technical Director at SkyGroup Communications. “The new features ensure that the application is more intuitive, the user interface is easier to navigate and that features such as smart matching search and one-click calling, are able to deliver easier, faster, smarter and more flexible communication and collaboration – to the very fingertips of customers.”

Along with its host of new features, the app now provides the user a consistent user interface across their desktop and the web. Its inclusion of moderator controls allows a host to directly mute select participants without the pain of having to ask users to mute themselves.

Additional features that set the app apart include:

• Easy navigation – With features such as Global Search with Smart Matching, the ability to see recent and favourites more conveniently, and an enhanced directory with an alphabetised, filterable contact list.

• Flexible meetings – The addition of Easy Meeting Scheduling straight from the home screen, Quick Call Starting straight from the directory, or by simply dialling a number to make a call, and In-presentation Moderator Controls.

• Easy onboarding and simple updates – With its In-app Tutorials on-boarding is seamless, and its In-app Updates and Automatic Updates ensure customers benefit from the most up to date technology at any given point.

“Lifesize truly offers customers a ‘better together’ value proposition that we haven’t seen from many other vendors in the market. Our customers continually remark on the quality control they receive from the product as well as its ability to manage your complete cloud-based conferencing environment.

“All the while still offering differentiated features such as directory-based direct dialling, ad-hoc and scheduled meetings, in-session call escalation, all in a single ecosystem from which you can standardise your end-to-end collaboration solutions and support for different meeting spaces and types,” ends van Wyk.

The Lifesize App is locally available immediately through SkyGroup Communications. For more information, visit http://www.skygroupcom.co.za/ or call +27 11 463 0013.