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LifeSize, Radvision Collaborate on HD Conferencing

HD video firm LifeSize and network developer Radvision have joined forces to offer a service package to advance high-def videoconferencing.

Include in the package is the LifeSize Room (which provides an HD conferencing environment), and Radvision's recently released Scopia Version 5 multipoint control unit. The conferencing scheme uses the realistic qualities of HD video and audio for more realistic corporate, governmental, and educational group conversations and interview, where HD office-studio facilities are built for regular (non-temporary) use at the user's end, (see "'LifeSize' Job Interviews Offered in HD," HD Notebook, July 20, 2006).

The new collaboration will seek to demonstrate the "growing significance of bringing high-definition video to multiparticipant conferencing," the firms said, amid the industry's shift towards next-gen HD and other technologies for video-audio exchanges. LifeSize is based in Austin, Texas, and Radvision is headquartered in Fair Lawn, N.J.