Last month we announced an expansion of the Cisco ūmi telepresence product line with the addition of Cisco ūmi with 720p HD resolution, priced at $399. I’m happy to announce that Cisco ūmi with 720p HD resolution is available starting today at the Cisco Home Store. It is uniquely designed for homes with lower broadband speed (requires 1.5 Mbps upload/download) making it even easier for ūmi customers to expand their calling circles. Cisco ūmi offers advanced features such as video recording and sharing on Facebook or YouTube directly from the TV that other products don’t have.
The new Cisco ūmi with 720p HD resolution will also be available soon at Amazon.com. We’ve strategically expanded our distribution through Amazon.com as well as through partnerships with leading service providers as we continue to make Cisco ūmi accessible to more people across the United States, and then globally.
Since Mother’s Day is less than a week away, we’d also like to share a special offer with you: Now through May 20th, 2011, you can buy one ūmi and get one free. That’s a savings of up to $499, and a great way to make mom very happy on her special day. Visit Cisco.com/umi for details on the ūmi “buy one get one free” special offer. And while you are there, be sure to learn about ūmi’s latest product features, including the ability to:
- record videos and share them on Facebook or YouTube directly from your TV,
- view ūmi messages while on the go with the Cisco ūmi mobile app for iOS and Android and use your smartphone as a remote control for your ūmi system (coming in the near future)
While both the 720p HD resolution and 1080p HD resolution ūmi products provide the highest video quality experience – the original product, now priced at $499, requires faster upload and download speeds of 3.5Mbps for calls in 1080p versus the 720p product.
This announcement is an extension of our vision to transform life’s experiences by connecting people to one another and to the services that matter most to them.
We’re working hard to provide you with the biggest, best and easiest home video communications experience available.
Check out our blog and Facebook page to see how people are using their ūmi systems to share life’s moments, both big and small. We’d love to have you join the ūmi community!