SkyGroup Communications’ customers looking to deliver effortless collaboration in the
cloud can now leverage the enhances Lifesize App to deliver even better high-
definition audio, web and video conferencing.

Since its launch into the South African market, Lifesize has enjoyed excellent growth
and has been able to carve a niche for customers who need a cloud-based
collaboration platform and a seamlessly integrated, connected conference room
system. With the redesigned Lifesize App, the company is promising a truly
uncomplicated collaboration experience, no matter where the customer engages from
geographically, or the device they use to connect.

“The new Lifesize App has been entirely rebuilt and designed, taking into account the
direct needs and feedback from customers,’ states Marius van Wyk, Operations &
Technical Director at SkyGroup Communications. “The new features ensure that the
application is more intuitive, the user interface is easier to navigate and that features
such as smart matching search and one-click calling, are able to deliver easier, faster,
smarter and more flexible communication and collaboration – to the very fingertips of
customers.’

Along with its host of new features, the app now provides the user a consistent user
interface across their desktop and the web. Its inclusion of moderator controls allows
a host to directly mute select participants without the pain of having to ask users to
mute themselves.

Additional features that set the app apart include:

  • Easy navigation – With features such as Global Search with Smart Matching, the
    ability to see recent and favourites more conveniently, and an enhanced directory with
    an alphabetised, filterable contact list.
  • Flexible meetings – The addition of Easy Meeting Scheduling straight from the
    home screen, Quick Call Starting straight from the directory, or by simply dialling a
    number to make a call, and In-presentation Moderator Controls.
  • Easy onboarding and simple updates – With its In-app Tutorials on-boarding is seamless, and its In-app Updates and Automatic Updates ensure customers benefit from the most up to date technology at any given point.

“Lifesize truly offers customers a “better together’ value proposition that we haven’t
seen from many other vendors in the market. Our customers continually remark on
the quality control they receive from the product as well as its ability to manage your
complete cloud-based conferencing environment.

“All the while still offering differentiated features such as directory-based direct
dialling, ad-hoc and scheduled meetings, in-session call escalation, all in a single
ecosystem from which you can standardise your end-to-end collaboration solutions
and support for different meeting spaces and types,’ ends van Wyk.

The Lifesize App is locally available immediately through SkyGroup Communications.
For more information, visit http://www.skygroupcom.co.za/ or call
+27 11 463 0013.