Event: To be rescheduled
|Update! Feb 3rd: The winter weather in the US has delayed the delivery of the webcams. Thus few people have been able to make test calls to confirm connectivity to the LifeSize bridge. As a result we have decided to postpone the call for a week or two. A new date will be announced shortly.|
Following our first video conference call with Blink Mind last August we’re at long last scheduled to do next call in the series. The VUC call on February 4, 2011 will feature LifeSize, the Austin TX based manufacturer of HD video conference systems. LifeSize is a division of Logitech.
Our guest will be Michael Helmbrecht, Vice President of Product Marketing. His responsibilities include product marketing, product life cycle management, public relations and analyst relations. Prior to LifeSize he spent nine years with Dell, Inc. where he was Director of Marketing. Michael held a number of key marketing roles at Dell, most recently leading product line management for data storage and networking in the Americas.
Unlike the earlier video call in August, the Feb 4 call will happen in 720p-based high-definition. A total of sixteen fortunate souls will have seats on the LifeSize video conference bridge.
The output of that bridge will also be streamed via a web feed, and recorded for later download as a video podcast. Audio from the LifeSize conference bridge will be joined to the ZipDX bridge so that people participating audio-only can join the call by their usual means.
In support of the coming video conference call LifeSize is giving away a number of Logitech HD PRO Webcam C910 webcams. Details about the camera giveaway will be announced to the VUC mailing list. We expect to have the cameras allocated by the end of the VUC call on January 28th, such that they can be used to join the call the following week.
The webcams can be used in conjunction with the LifeSize Desktop 2.0 For Windows soft client to connect to the LifeSize HD video conference bridge. LifeSize will be putting up a special page on their web site to register VUC members to download the LifeSize Desktop 2.0 For Windows.
On the Feb 4 call one lucky participant will win the grand prize, a Logitech Harmony® One Advanced Universal Remote.
Be watching the VUC mailing list for updates as the details of the call and contests continue to evolve.
Update! Jan 27th: The web page to register for the Feb 4 call is at http://www.lifesize.com/voip-register. The deadline for registration is 5pm CST Friday, Jan 28th. This is to allow LifeSize staff time to collect addresses and get the webcams distributed before next weeks call.