KUALA LUMPUR: LifeSize Passport, the portable business-class videoconferencing solution, now supports Skype video communications that enables individual offices, teleworkers and small- to-medium-size business users to stay connected in 720p HD resolution with anyone using Skype.
Previously, Passport users could only communicate via the company’s proprietary videoconferencing application.
The portable H.323 and SIP-based videoconferencing system is billed by LifeSize (a division of Logitech International) as an entry-level and cost-effective HD system for point to point videoconferencing.
The system comes with either a static camera with a built-in directional microphone or a pan-tilt-zoom camera with a separate omni-directional microphone pod. In either package, users will also find a remote control.
Users can hook up the Passport to a LCD TV via the HDMI port during face-to-face communications.
When connected to a minimum 1Mbps Internet network, the Passport is able to stream videos at up to 1,280 x 720-pixel resolution at 30fps video frame rate for natural, realistic interactions, the company said.
The Passport offers an up to 2Mbps speed in a point-to-point connection with auto bandwidth detection and adjustment, built-in firewall traversal client, AES encryption as well as support for IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity.
Additionally, the system can be used together with the company’s LifeSize Video Centre, which is a standalone appliance, to add features like live streaming or recording.
The LifeSize Passport unit with a static camera costs RM8,250. No price was available for the other version at press time.
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