LifeSize Communications to expand India operations

DQC Bureau
New Update


DECEMBER 5, 2006


Austin-based LifeSize communications, which works to develop and deliver high

definition video communications products, is all set to expand its India

operations. On the anvil is the appointment of new partners as well as adding up

to the head count at its R&D center in Bangalore.

“Currently we are working along with two of our partners here in India who

include Plus Business Machines of Mumbai and Visionaire in Bangalore. We would

be looking to appoint one more partner out of Delhi very soon. Additionally we

would also look at increasing our employee strength from five to 20 at the

R&D center in Bangalore over the next six months,” said Raghu Belur,

Director of Engineering, LifeSize Communications.

Working along with its channel partners, LifeSize would focus on the

verticals of government, telemedicine as well as BFSI sectors here in India, in

addition to tapping opportunities in the education sector, especially

interactive and long distance education. “We are having talks with the CSIRs

as well as institutes like the IISc to see how best we can make use of the

opportunities in this sector,” said Belur.


Indicating that LifeSize is not looking at too many partner sign-ups, Belur

said that the Company would prefer those partners who are already working in the

AV and video conferencing space. “While looking at resellers, which we are

also doing, we would look for those people who are motivated enough to sell

high-end solutions like ours. We would provide our partners all the necessary

training as well as sales support for our solutions,” he added.

While continuing to focus on the enterprise sector, LifeSize is also set to

launch many new products that are price-competitive for the non-metro kind of

markets here in India.

LifeSize is the first company to develop and deliver high definition video

communications products. Founded in 2003 by industry veterans, LifeSize's

award winning solutions combine exceptional quality, user simplicity and

administrator manageability to make video communications a productive,

true-to-life experience. LifeSize is headquartered in Austin, TX with

subsidiaries in Europe and Asia Pacific, and a network of channel partners in

more than 20 countries.