LifeSize Extends Video Calling to Skype Users Worldwide

Becomes First Company to Deliver Room-based Video Conferencing Solution with Skype

By Robin Wilding
Updated: April 29, 2011

LifeSize Extends Video Calling to Skype Users Worldwide

LifeSize, a division of Logitech, is the first company to deliver room-based enterprise-class video conferencing software for the popular communication tool Skype. LifeSize Passport is new software for room-based conferencing that brings Skype presences into the enterprise world.

By logging into LifeSize Passport with their Skype credentials users can use all their Skype contacts to make phone calls and video conferencing calls. This plugin-style software allows Skype users to connect with enterprise-class users around the planet and take advantage of HD and high-quality video conferencing tools.

Never before has Skype been so easily integrated into the corporate space where users can connect around the world via their current contacts and by adding new ones.

“This initiative enables Skype to be part of the room-based enterprise video conferencing market. LifeSize is known for its HD telepresence-quality solutions in the enterprise. Now, LifeSize Passport users can easily connect using face-to-face video conferencing with other Skype users worldwide,” said David Gurle, VP of Skype.

Gurle continued to say that many enterprise clients have been looking for new ways to synergize consumer IT tools like Skype with corporate enterprise solutions—and now LifeSize has done it with LifeSize Passport.

“We’ve been working closely with Skype over the last two years, helping us deliver on our shared vision to make video communication truly accessible to anyone, anywhere,” says Craig Malloy, CEO of LifeSize and Senior VP at Logitech. 

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