“To see the house that I grew up in, and see the dogs that we used to play with running around behind him just makes the experience that much more personal,” said Los Angeles Lakers Forward Luke Walton on using Cisco ūmi to talk to his father, NBA legend Bill Walton.
As the Official Technology Partner of the NBA, four player/family pairs were captured connecting over Cisco ūmi from their homes.
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The first in the series is a clip of two NBA players, one retired and one in the middle of his career. With the help of Cisco ūmi, Luke and Bill took a few moments away from their busy lives to catch up on their HDTVs. Luke commented on the change in his father’s hair color, “It does look like you’ve lost most of that red hair though, big man. I don’t know if we can call you ‘Big Red’ anymore.” And, like any concerned parent, Bill made sure his son was taking care of himself, “Are you eating enough?”
The Walton’s video shows how easy and enjoyable it is to stay in touch with family and friends using Cisco ūmi telepresence. Details of a person’s surroundings appear vibrant and almost tangible. Their interaction was so real, we half expected Luke and Bill to hug at the end.
Check out fan reactions after they connected with NBA players over ūmi at the NBA All-Star Jam in Los Angeles this past February!