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FAQs about LifeSize Room series

323.tv answers many Frequently Asked Questions about the Polycom VSX series. The Polycom ViewStation and Polycom SoundStation product lines.

The LifeSize Room series combines an immersive, high definition video experience with a rich set of features to deliver a powerful, flexible and easy-to-use video communication solution.

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Question #1 What is the LifeSize Room series?
Answer: The LifeSize Room series are videoconferencing systems designed with a concern for absolute simple usability.

Question #2 What requirements need to be met to use a LifeSize Room system?  
Answer: The LifeSize Room series high definition videoconferencing solution requires an HD monitor and a LifeSize Camera (PTZ) and a LifeSize Phone. The LifeSize Room series supports an additional HD monitor and a second LifeSize Camera.

Question #3 What models are available in the LifeSize Room series?  
Answer: The LifeSize Room,  LifeSize Room 200 and LifeSize Room 220. All three systems come with a LifeSize Camera (PTZ) and a LifeSize Phone for audio.

Question #4 What are the maximum dial speeds for the LifeSize Room?  
Answer: Up to 1Mbps via any Internet connection. This LifeSize Room unit is capable of the following speeds and resolutions:
* 128Kbps (400×244 pixels) widescreen FCIF
* 384Kbps (768×432 pixels) Cable TV
* 512Kbps (848×480 pixels) DVD resolution
* 768Kbps (1088×608 pixels) 2xDVD resolution
* 1Mbps or higher (1280×720 pixels) High Definition

Question #4a What are the maximum dial speeds for the LifeSize Room 200 and LifeSize Room 220?  
Answer: Up to 1.7Mbps via any Internet connection. The LifeSize Room 200 and Room 220 are capable of the following speeds and resolutions:
* 128Kbps (400×244 pixels) widescreen FCIF
* 384Kbps (768×432 pixels) Cable TV
* 512Kbps (848×480 pixels) DVD resolution
* 768Kbps (1280×720 pixels) High Definition
* 1.1Mbps (1280×720 pixels @p60) High Definition
* 1.7Mbps or higher (1920×1080 pixels) High Definition

Question #5 Where are some other key differences with the LifeSize Room 220?  
Answer: The LifeSize Room 220 is capable of 1080p30 and 720p60 encoding and decoding as well as dual 720p30 encoding/decoding and is capable of 8Mbps total bandwidth throughput. This delivers full high definition, like the other LifeSize 220 video systems.

Additionally, the LifeSize Room 220 has a USB port which is reserved for future applications and provides consistency across all LifeSize 220 video systems.

Like other LifeSize 220 systems, the LifeSize Room 220 can support dual HD video streams. This allows two full motion video sources; for example, the primary HD video camera and a second HD camera, DVR or PC can be transmitted at 720p30.

Question #6 Where does the LifeSize Room series fall in the LifeSize product line-up?  
Answer: LifeSize Room series systems are the top-of-the-line products in the LifeSize series of high definition solutions for videoconferencing rooms and other large, professional settings.

Question #7 What advantages do the LifeSize Room systems have compared to other LifeSize models?
Answer: LifeSize Room systems allow you to establish video calls with multiple participants through an embedded high definition multipoint control unit (MCU). 6-way Continuous Presence (with 4 visible participants).

Question #8 What  environment is best suited for the LifeSize Room series systems?
Answer: LifeSize Room series systems are an ideal fit for large conference rooms and executive suites.

Question #9 Do the LifeSize Room series systems support content sharing?
Answer: Yes. Presentations, documents, and multimedia can be shared with all participants, enabling anyone with dispersed colleagues to collaborate more effectively. This option comes standard with all of the LifeSize Room series systems.

Question #10 Where can I learn more about the LifeSize Room series?
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