AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lifesize®, the original inventors of high-definition video conferencing and creator of the world’s first cloud-based omnichannel contact center, today introduced the Multi Application Room Solution (MARS) designed to embrace hybrid meetings with multivendor interoperability and one click ease of use.
“Hybrid meetings are here to stay,” said Trent Waterhouse, CEO of Lifesize. “Lifesize MARS makes it easy to work together across geographic and meeting vendor boundaries so people can focus on the meeting topic and content – not the meeting room technology.”
MARS software added to an existing Lifesize hardware environment enables organizations to provide high quality video experiences whether meeting participants are in the office or working from home.
“At Allbridge, we provide unified end-to-end technology solutions for hospitality, mixed use, and multifamily properties. We are in constant communication with partners and customers. Staying connected is critical,” said Todd Johnstone, CEO at Allbridge, the industry-leading provider in full property technology solutions. With Lifesize, our teams can collaborate over video. Now with MARS from Lifesize, they do not have to worry about which meeting application is being used. With one touch, they can join a video call and begin to focus on what’s important, caring for our customers.”
Lifesize has been recognized in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Meeting Solutions . Previously, Lifesize has been recognized in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrants for Contact Center as a Service  and Workforce Engagement Management . Meeting solutions blend communications, collaboration, and content sharing to enable hybrid remote and in-person meeting scenarios across various commercial, education, government, and service provider environments. Now every meeting room needs to be video-enabled to support hybrid meetings.
“Meeting solutions that support hybrid work arrangements have become a central focus for organizations seeking to meet productivity goals while providing flexible working location options,” according to the Gartner Research Critical Capabilities for Meeting Solutions. “Through 2022, 75% of midsize enterprises will utilize a hybrid model with employees working both from a defined corporate office and from remote locations.”
 Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions”, Mike Fasciani, Tom Eagle, Brian Doherty, Christopher Trueman, October 7, 2021.
 Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service”, Drew Kraus, Pri Rathnayake, Steve Blood, August 9, 2021.
 Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Workforce Engagement Management”, Jim Davies, Jim Robinson, Kim Dans, Mark Dauigoy, April 26, 2021.
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Lifesize video meeting and omnichannel contact center solutions make it easy to Work Together. Founded in 2003, Lifesize created the world’s first high-definition video meetings and cloud-based contact centers. Serving millions of users through channel partners in over 100 countries, the company lives by the philosophy “There Is Nothing More Important than Our Customers”. Learn more online at lifesize.com.