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NBA All-Star Jam 2011: Connecting NBA Players with Fans Over Cisco ūmi

On Day 2 at the NBA All-Star Jam Session 2011 in Los Angeles, fans anxiously waited to connect with their favorite NBA players and Legends via Cisco ūmi.

Check out this exclusive video to hear fans reactions! (The reactions are PRICELESS)

If you are at the NBA All-Star Jam Session, make sure you stop by the Cisco ūmi “Get Together” Mobile Tour van to experience connecting with your favorite NBA players and Legends yourself!

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NBA All-Star Jam Session 2011: Name That NBA Player Over Cisco ūmi

On Day 1 at the NBA All-Star Jam Session, we had hundreds of fans come aboard the Cisco ūmi Tour Van to play “Name That NBA Player Over Cisco ūmi!”

Fans were put on both sides of the tour van and asked to match the photos and names of as many NBA players as they could in 24 seconds. Families and friends anxiously awaited to compete against each other to see who could walk away with bragging rights!

Check out this exclusive video to see their experience and to hear reactions of fans after they demoed ūmi.

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Cisco ūmi Warms Up for the NBA All-Star Jam Session

The Cisco ūmi “Get Together” Mobile Tour is on the move again! This time, we’re headed to Los Angeles for NBA All-Star Jam Session 2011! As an Official Technology Partner of the NBA, we’re excited to be a part of this four-day event that brings together NBA players and Legends with their biggest fans.

In between shooting hoops, swapping stories with other fans and shopping for NBA All-Star merchandise, stop by the Cisco ūmi “Get Together” Mobile Tour van. We’ll be camped out February 18 – 20 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, demonstrating how Cisco ūmi works and allowing you to connect with your favorite NBA players in high def on a big screen television. We know how tall NBA players can be, but don’t worry! Cisco ūmi lets you zoom in and out and pan the room so you won’t miss any of the action as you chat with them.

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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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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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