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Hardening the Cisco TelePresence DX Systems

The Cisco TelePresence Hardening Guide has been updated, adding the DX70, DX80, and DX650 models. The Cisco DX Series run the Google Android operating system, which has special considerations for security. The updates cover security areas related to: Access to the Google Play store and 3rd party apps Remote access to the device Simple versus Enhanced mode Syncing the system to external accounts Serial and console access Bluetooth considerations…

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An Impromptu Meeting With A TechWomen Delegation

…deo on mobile, but it turns out they hadn’t had the full immersive experience. Bob suggested an immersive TelePresence demonstration. I’ve done this demonstration a couple of times and it is fantastic. There are two TelePresence rooms that sit back to back. We divided the group into two and each took a room. We then called each other on TelePresence. We did the usual demonstration stuff like showing how if you’re moving across t…

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How much Video at Cisco?

…vel is, adding “the cost of wasted time” increases that total by another 35% or more. So, we deployed immersive TelePresence – dedicated rooms with large screens where you could see and hear the people you needed to meet with in life-size and high definition. We called it “immersive video conferencing” because you really feel immersed in the meeting experience, as if you were in the same room. Conversations and meetings are face-to-face, between…

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Coming to a desk near you…DX70, DX80, and DX650

…are they for? Figure 1. Cisco DX70 and Cisco DX80 “The DX’s are a game-changer,” says Ravi Sharma, manager, TelePresence services in GIS, “A lot of Cisco work is becoming more collaborational over time – we work in teams. But our teams are all over the world. We see the DX as being the focus for that work, a very powerful replacement for phones.” In my opinion, the DX650 may be a replacement for phones; but the DX70 looks like a video confere…

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The Cisco TelePresence MX Series at a Glance

Cisco TelePresence is designed to create a virtual reality, to make you feel like you’re face-to-face with people, no matter how far away you are in the world. That used to take a lot of complex, standardized, in-room design, color, lighting and deployment. We had to custom-build the rooms, put in special lighting and tables, and more. Each new room was an added expense. I have to admit, though, the end result was awesome. Working with people ov…

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