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LifeSize expands operations

BS Reporter  |  Chennai/ Bangalore 

LifeSize Communications, a provider of high definition video communications solutions, has expanded its operations in India by opening an expanded engineering design center in Bangalore. The center will be responsible for software development for the company’s HD video conferencing and telepresence products, the Austin-based company said here on Tuesday. The company however did not divulge the investment figures.

“The new center reflects the tremendous contribution the LifeSize team in India has made to our company’s success. This also reflects our commitment to having the facilities to support future growth,” said Craig Malloy, CEO, LifeSize Communications. “LifeSize is committed to India, a dynamic country with a wealth of engineering talent and customers at the leading edge of video communication,” he added.

LifeSize established the design center in Bangalore in August 2006, to focus on software development for the company’s core video conferencing products. The center with a headcount of about 30 engineers, produces the software that drives the company’s video conferencing systems, video system management software and infrastructure products. The company said they are looking at India as a significant market for the company’s future growth.

“India is a priority market for LifeSize because leading businesses recognise the benefits of high-definition video-conferencing and telepresence to support their business goals,” said K Shivasankar, country manager for India, LifeSize Communications.

First Published: Thu, January 22 2009. 00:00 IST