Lifesize, an Austin-based video collaboration company, has rolled out its new Rooms-as-a-Service offering, enabling the purchase of Lifesize’s video meeting room devices, video conferencing service and support at lower upfront costs. Now available in the U.S. and Europe, organizations can deploy end-to-end video collaboration solutions in meeting rooms for $99 per room per month.
“The most successful modern enterprises embrace video collaboration as a primary method of communication across the business. However, organizations have historically taken an incremental approach to video investments due to upfront cost,” said Michael Helmbrecht, chief operating officer for Lifesize. “With Lifesize Rooms-as-a-Service, we’re responding to customers’ desire to accelerate video initiatives by making it significantly easier to predict and scale costs as they improve meeting spaces and experiences with video collaboration technology.”
Customers can get started with a subscription offering that covers meeting room hardware, cloud service, maintenance and support provided for a fixed price. The company claims that customers who opt for the program enjoy 20 to 30 percent lower total cost of ownership in their first two years of service while also preserving budget to invest in other innovation and business growth initiatives.
Customers will have a choice of multiple room system configurations and payment options based on contract length.
The initiative will likely stimulate further sales into the midmarket by engaging the OPEX model as a means of reducing upfront costs.