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The LifeSize Team series delivers high definition quality and embedded multipoint calling in an easy-to-use system.

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Question #1 What is the LifeSize Team series?
Answer: The LifeSize Team 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 with embedded continuous presence 4-site HD Multipoint.

Question #2 What requirements need to be met to use a LifeSize Team system?  
Answer: The LifeSize Team high definition videoconferencing solution requires an HD monitor and a LifeSize Camera (PTZ) with either a separate LifeSize MicPod or a LifeSize Phone.

Question #3 What models are available in the LifeSize Team series?  
Answer: The LifeSize Team MP,  LifeSize Team 200 and LifeSize Team 220. All three systems come with a LifeSize Camera (PTZ) and require either a LifeSize MicPod or a LifeSize Phone for audio purposes. The LifeSize Team can only support a single HD display, but the LifeSize Team 200 and Team 220 can function with dual HD displays.

Question #4 What are the maximum dial speeds for the LifeSize Team MP and LifeSize Team 200?  
Answer: Up to 1Mbps via any Internet connection. Both these LifeSize Team units 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 (1088×608 pixels) 2xDVD resolution
* 1Mbps or higher (1280×720 pixels) High Definition

Question #4a What are the maximum dial speeds for the LifeSize Team 220?  
Answer: The LifeSize Team 220 is capable of the following speeds and resolutions:
* 128Kbps (400×244 pixels) widescreen FCIF
* 384Kbps (912×512 pixels) Cable TV
* 512Kbps (1024×576 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 Team 220?  
Answer: The LifeSize Team 220 is capable of 1080p30 and 720p60 encoding and decoding as well as dual 720p30 encoding/decoding and is capable of 6Mbps total bandwidth throughput. This delivers full high definition, like the other LifeSize 220 video systems.

Additionally, the LifeSize Team 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 Team 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 Team series fall in the LifeSize product line-up?  
Answer: LifeSize Team series systems are near the middle of available systems in the LifeSize series of high definition videoconferencing solutions.

Question #7 What advantages do the LifeSize Team systems have compared to other LifeSize models?
Answer: LifeSize Team systems are the lowest series that can host multi-point calls, and they all include the LifeSize Camera, which is capable of panning, tilting and zooming.

Question #8 What  environment is best suited for the LifeSize Team series systems?
Answer: LifeSize Team series systems are designed for medium to large conference room environments and can support video calls with multiple participants using the embedded high definition multipoint bridge.

Question #9 Do the LifeSize Team 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 Team series systems.

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