Cisco Umi: Telepresence For Everyone

SMB News from Network World: Cisco Umi – Telepresence For Everyone

Cisco’s Telepresence is the leader in high-quality videoconferencing for the enterprise. Umi brings similar HD quality to home – and, potentially, small business users. But at cost – $600 for the device, $25 a month.

“Cisco has introduced Umi, a home telepresence system that uses existing high-definition TVs and also works with Google Video Chat.

Umi uses a console device, a remote and a camera unit with five microphones that sits on top of the TV, Cisco announced in San Francisco on Wednesday.

The service will include cloud-based contact lists and stored video. The system can be ordered now and will be available beginning Nov. 14 at the Magnolia high-end electronics stores at Best Buy. Verizon Communications, which has been running trials of the service, will offer it to its home broadband customers beginning early next year.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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