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Cisco ūmi: Staying in Touch with Loved Ones

This article was written by Jeffrey, one of our Cisco ūmi users.

These days, it seems as if staying in touch means putting families further out of touch. With email, cell phones, texting, etc, we have begun to lose the real value of a meaningful face to face conversation.  Over the course of my testing with Cisco, it has been made very apparent to me, that they aim to change that in a radical way.

My wife and I have always been close to our families. However, most of our family is scattered across the country. With our closest family being over 1,000 miles away, it has made it extremely difficult to keep in touch the way we would like to. The ūmi system has brought the much needed face to face time that our families have wanted for a very long time.

With ūmi, our parents can now see their grandchildren grow literally right before their eyes. The periods of time between actual visits seem much shorter now because every day, we can talk with our family as if they were sitting right in our living room. The full 1080p resolution makes it actually feel like they are sitting in our living room.

For my family, a majority of our use will come from talking with family that we wouldn’t be able to see otherwise. Keeping that connection is extremely important to us, especially when it comes to our children. Now our children have the chance to see every single one of their relatives, not just from a picture. Establishing and maintaining that bond is something that ūmi will help us do.

Overall, ūmi has brought an immense amount of joy to our family. With communication being a key factor in our lives, Cisco has stepped up to the plate and far exceeded our expectations on what it means to stay in touch over long distances. It has brought many smiles to not only my face, but the faces of my children as well. It is those smiles that will remain in the memories of everyone we talk to using ūmi, and Cisco made it happen.

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Valentine’s, Love, and the Network?

How are you connecting with your Valentine today? If you’re in a long-distance relationship, you probably rely on a variety of technology, from telephone to video chat. This year, you can use Cisco ūmi for an almost in-person experience with your significant other. And now through February 25th, if you buy Cisco ūmi, you’ll get the first 6 months of service free!

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Cisco ūmi Loves Bringing Loved Ones Together on Valentine’s Day

Pink cut-out hearts, red roses and a box of chocolates can only mean one thing. It’s almost Valentine’s Day! What are you doing for this romantic holiday?Not everyone is lucky enough to be in the same location as their special someone, and the time and money involved in flying cross-country often keeps us from spending time with those we love the most. With Cisco ūmi*, you can see your loved ones without even leaving your living room.

Here are some ideas if you’re celebrating via Cisco ūmi this February 14:

  • Pick a delicious recipe and have each person make the same meal. You can even cook “together” by pointing your ūmi camera at the kitchen. Once it’s all ready, sit down and share your culinary creations together. Even better if you light a candle and decide on a bottle of wine to “share!” Read More »

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Cisco’s Scott Kabat talks Routers

Director of Marketing for Cisco Consumer Products, Scott Kabat, discusses some of our home router options on the market today:

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Cisco ūmi on the CBS Early Show: Cutting-Edge Valentine’s Day Gift!

CBS “Early Show” Technology Expert, Katie Linendoll spotlighted the Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Guys on the CBS Early Show this morning and Cisco ūmi, high-definition video calling from your own living room, was one of the top picks for cutting-edge gadget gift ideas for Valentine’s Day!

In the segment, Katie talks about the ease of setting-up ūmi and and she says that Cisco ūmi is “the ultimate in telepresence!”

Click here to watch the clip from 3:22-4:01 and let us know what you think!

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