Logitech is excited to announce that we are acquiring Texas-based LifeSize Communications, a global leader in HD-video communication solutions with more than 9000 customers in more than 80 countries around the globe.
As a world leader in PC-to-PC video communications, Logitech has consistently driven innovation in video calling and webcams, from our collaboration with Yahoo and MSN on video communication to delivering High Quality Video on Skype to the purchase of SightSpeed a year ago.
With LifeSize, Logitech expects to extend our leadership in video communication beyond the desktop – imagine HD-video communication that is as mainstream and seamless as a telephone call – for anyone, anywhere.
To learn more about the shared vision of Logitech and LifeSize, click here.
- Logitech Buys Videoconferencing Outfit LifeSize – BusinessWeek
- Logitech Takes on Cisco, to Buy LifeSize for $405M – GigaOM
- Logitech gobbles up LifeSize; Enters video conferencing – ZDNet
- Logitech Breaks Into Videoconferencing – New York Times
- Logitech To Buy LifeSize Communications For $405 Million – Barron’s
OK, maybe now…
After the purchase of Sightspeed I was hoping that Logitech would develop something like a TV settop box or anything else to bring video conferencing to the living room. But then months later it was only “vid” which is OK, but is in no way a superior product over the competition. “vid” also has no additional features compared to other products, e.g. a Windows Media Center integration would have been great.
Now Lifesize has good products, so please Logitech develop a consumer product to enable HD video conferencing without a computer with a regular TV.