Logitech announces LifeSize ClearSea video conferencing will support iOS 5, iPhone 4S


Logitech (Nasdaq: LOGI) hasn't wasted any time leveraging its purchase of Italian mobile videoconferencing provider Mirial. The company Tuesday announced its LifeSize ClearSea enterprise-class desktop and mobile video conferencing platform, which supports Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL) new iOS 5, also announced Tuesday.


The LifeSize ClearSea enterprise-class desktop and mobile video conferencing platform supports iOS 5.

Logitech in July acquired Mirial and its ClearSea product specifically because it was considered to be nimble enough to move quickly across new platforms.

During an interview in July, Michael Helmbrecht, vice president of product marketing for LifeSize, told FierceEnterpriseCommunications that Mirial had, in less than a year, moved its software across Mac and Android mobile platforms as well as PCs.

"They'll help us provide a pathway to other platforms quickly, which is becoming very important because the lifecycle on hardware devices is shortening" he said then. "They are totally standards based and can move so quickly that we believe this acquisition puts us into a very good position; our competitors will have to chase us."

ClearSea already supports a broad range of iOS and Android devices including the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPad 2; HTC EVO, Desire, Incredible, myTouch 4G, Sensation and ThunderBolt; Motorola Atrix and Xoom; Samsung Epic 4G, Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab, as well as the Google Nexus S and Dell Streak.

Logitech said that, in addition to the now available iOS 5 support, ClearSea will support the new iPhone 4S, which was announced Tuesday, starting in November.

"For years the market has struggled to deliver interoperable video conferencing solutions to mobile devices--the experience has been far from the simplicity of a voice call," said Craig Malloy, chief executive officer of LifeSize and Logitech senior vice president. "We know enterprise users, ourselves included, want the ease of making a video call anywhere at any time on any device. With today's iPhone 4S announcement, we're making that possible and changing the video calling landscape--all while maintaining enterprise-class quality."

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