LifeSize extends supports to OS 5.1, Apple's new iPad

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Hitching a ride on the wave of publicity generated by Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL) launch of its new iPad, videoconferencing firm LifeSize announced its ClearSea mobile solution has added the new tablet to its list of supported devices, expanding the functionality of its standards-based collaboration tool.

The Logitech (Nasdaq: LOGI) subsidiary, which is based in Austin, Texas, also said it now supports iOS 5.1, a move that will help its adoption among the millions of enterprise users expected to adopt the new iPad launched Wednesday and shipping this week.

Logitech has pushed the LifeSize solution since it acquired the company in 2009, chasing the entrenched leaders in the market, Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) and Polycom (Nasdaq: PLCM).

LifeSize is available on an array of mobile devices, including iOS and Android-based mobile devices from Apple, Dell, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), HTC, Motorola and Samsung.

The solution allows users to connect from any Apple smartphone or tablet, including the new iPad, to any standards-based video conferencing system. Additionally, LifeSize ClearSea enables users to be connected via multiple devices simultaneously and reached with a single number.

"Demand for extending video conferencing to mobile devices is exploding," said Colin Buechler, chief executive officer of LifeSize Communications. "Mobility is enabling companies to get closer to their customers, partners and employees...Mobility is a critical trend in visual communication."

LifeSize ClearSea is an enterprise-class client/server solution for desktop and mobile video collaboration. Users can connect from their desktops or mobile devices to any H.323 or SIP-based videoconferencing system.

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