Vaddio EasyUSB Now Certified for Cisco WebEx

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Vaddio EasyUSB video solutions have tested compatible with Cisco WebEx Meeting Center. In addition to sharing a desktop, documents or web browser with Vaddio video solutions, WebEx users can now share high definition video up to 720p and have remote pan, tilt and zoom control. “We are committed to assuring that all of Vaddio’s professional […]

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Cisco and iRobot Partner in Telepresence Robot

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The pervasive theme at InfoComm for Cisco was all about collaboration. The company actually demonstrated a partnership with Prysm on a telepresence solution, but one of the cooler new things at InfoComm had to be their iRobot solution. Dubbed the Ava 500, Cisco and iRobot signed a joint marketing agreement to get the portable telepresence […]

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Knocking Down Barriers to Pervasive Video Collaboration: Comprehensive Interoperability

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By John Restrick Cisco I am a strong believer in the power of video; video can transform the relationships we have with our colleagues, partners, suppliers and customers. Our goal is to make video as universally available and easy to use as voice and data are today. Recent developments  make it possible to scale video […]

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Leading the Way in Telepresence Innovation

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By Snorre Kjesbu Over the past decade, I’ve worked on a number of different projects aimed at improving communications using video conferencing and telepresence. In that time, I’ve been fortunate to be involved with key innovations at first Tandberg then Cisco that have had great impact on video collaboration: Forging life-like experience with immersive telepresence […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 83: Cisco’s CCENT Certification

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If you want to understand networks better and you want to talk to IT professionals, you need to consider taking Cisco’s CCENT certification classes – listen to my podcast to hear why and click here to read about the CCENT: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/certifications/ccent Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in […]

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Revolabs FLX Wireless Conference Phone Works with Cisco UC Manager

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Revolabs today announced that the Revolabs FLX – a wireless VoIP conference phone – has successfully completed interoperability testing with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, version 8.6. Already a solution developer within the Cisco TelePresence technology category with the HD Single/Dual Channel wireless microphone systems, the company now joins the collaboration category with the FLX. The Cisco Developer Network unites Cisco with third-party […]

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Cisco’s Jabber Packs a Free Punch

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IDC estimates the unified communications market (videoconferencing is one component), to grow to $44 billion by 2015. Microsoft’s Lync has enjoyed very little serious competition until this point. But now Cisco has released Jabber, a new crossplatform communications and messaging application designed to compete directly with Microsoft’s Lync. Working with all client devices and operating […]

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HP, Microsoft, Polycom: Bundling Against Cisco

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Last summer Polycom bought HP’s video and telepresence business, becoming the exclusive videoconferencing supplier for HP’s reseller and integrator businesses. Now they will launch the first integrated, all-in-one solution bundle to come from the two vendors that’s intended to be sold through the channel. There will also be more bundles in the future. Hewlett Packard […]

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Sudden Death for Cisco’s umi

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No press conference this time, no big announcement. Cisco just shuts off sales of its consumer videoconferencing system, umi. Call it tiptoeing away from an ill-fated business debacle. Call it slinking away from another disaster for the once-infallible Cisco who thought it could easily crossover into consumer marketing. Introduced in Oct. 2010, umi offered full […]

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Cisco Makes Its Move and Says “Cius”

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Cisco launches its Cius tablet (pronounced “SeeUs”) for business, a 7” touch screen tablet computer running on the Android operating system. Yes, it’s definitely going to be compared to the iPad. But this Cisco product is all about business and Cius comes in two form factors: tablet and a desktop dock — a phone-like format. […]

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What’s in the Cisco Approval?

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The European Commission approved the $3.4 billion acquisition, and the U.S. Department of Justice won’t challenge it: Cisco’s acquisition of Tandberg will go through and change the video conferencing landscape forever. But as with any political victory, there’s wheeling-and-dealing that pays the price for the deal. In this case, to win EC blessing, Cisco agreed […]

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Cisco: The Newest HD VTC Company (Ah, but don?t call it VTC or their PR Department will FREAK OUT)

A humongous company entering an existing market tends to validate it, and that’s what Cisco will do for high definition video conferencing with the company’s announcement of its new TelePresence product. Sure, companies such as PolyVision, Polycom, TANDBERG, ClearOne, VTEL and Sony slogged through this market for years before technology caught up with what they […]

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ClearOne Announces Chat 150 for Cisco Telephones

ClearOne has a new way for you to add high-quality full-duplex speaker phones to Cisco handsets. The new Chat 150 for Cisco lets users continue to use the functionality built into the handsets, including access to company directory, voicemail, audio bridge functions, call transfer, etc., but adds conferencing quality and features. Users initiate these functions […]

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