Enables high-quality, cost-effective video conferencing solution

Digium Inc., the Asterisk company, today announced Switchvox, Digium’s business phone system with Unified Communications (UC) capabilities, interoperates with the LifeSize Express 220 HD video conferencing offering from LifeSize, a division of Logitech. Switchvox customers, including small work groups, teams or individual workers, can now use the LifeSize Express 220 system to communicate via video. The LifeSize solution’s support for dual HD displays, full HD camera and phone or microphone options means Switchvox users can have natural, realistic interactions by seeing facial expressions, body language and gestures while sharing data, all at the lowest possible bandwidth.

Switchvox is based on Asterisk, the world’s most widely adopted open source communications engine. Because Asterisk is at its core, Switchvox can offer a feature set that rivals those of the most expensive UC solutions, but at a price that small businesses can afford. Users of Switchvox are able to communicate where and how they need to, with integrated mobility, a customizable interactive Switchboard with click-to-dial calling, CRM, built-in audio conferencing and more.

Digium imposes no additional licensing charges for advanced features, including the ability to interoperate with the LifeSize Express 220 system to support both high-quality video and voice.

“Users of Digium’s Switchvox business phone system can now use the LifeSize Express 220 system for one-to-one or video conference calls,” said Leslie Conway, vice president of global marketing at Digium. “The world is moving to UC, combining many separate applications into a single solution, and one important UC application that business users demand is video. We’ve ensured interoperability with Switchvox and the LifeSize Express 220 system to further allow our business customers to have full access to the way they want to communicate at a price they can afford.”

“At LifeSize, one of our core beliefs is that interoperability is a necessity to make video collaboration truly universal. By combining two superior products, LifeSize Express 220 and the Digium Switchvox Unified Communications solution, users can collaborate with their colleagues using video on their computers and on LifeSize video collaboration systems in conference rooms,” said Michael Helmbrecht vice president and general manager, video solutions for LifeSize. “The combination of LifeSize HD video collaboration with Switchvox will enable customers to extend the capabilities of their UC environments, ultimately driving greater adoption and usability of business collaboration tools that truly impact the way they work.”

More at http://www.digium.com

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