Do you work on your way into the office in the mornings? Many business professionals make phone calls on their mobile devices as they are commuting into their offices. Cisco enables collaboration tools that allow a user to take the same mobile voice call and transfer it to a video device without having to hang up and call back in. Read More »
In my last post I talked about how telepresence is moving beyond the boardroom and being used in unique ways to add value, impact business process, and extend well beyond the basic function of travel cost savings to deliver better and more innovative results. Cisco TelePresence is giving customers of all sizes and across all industries a competitive edge by improving the quality of products, speeding up review cycles and accelerating time-to-market.
A great example of this in the mid-market is Coraid, a storage technology provider based in Redwood City, California. Coraid is using multiple Cisco collaboration solutions, including the Cisco TelePresence EX Series and Quick Set C20 endpoints, Cisco Jabber along with Cisco WebEx Telepresence to foster communications between its headquarters in Silicon Valley and product development office in Georgia. In a field where moving quickly to stay ahead of the competition is crucial, telepresence enables Coraid to go-to-market faster with new offerings and to continue to pave the way as innovators. This has given them the ability to also move up-market and engage with larger, Fortune 500 companies to grow their business. See the impact Cisco has had in their organization in this recent video.
At InfoComm 2012 product manager Darrick Deel discussed the exciting new features of the TE 6.0 Software release for the EX Series which resulted from tighter integration with Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM).
In this video, Darrick demos new voicemail capabilities and shared line enhancements that enable users to receive telepresence calls on their mobile devices and then transfer the call to the EX console once they return to the office. These new capabilities of TE 6.0 improve Cisco’s TelePresence portfolio and provide greater support to the mobile worker.
New Unified Communications Features Add Power and, Flexibility to Cisco Personal Telepresence Systems
This week at InfoComm, we unveiled enhancements to the Cisco TelePresence EX Series as a result of a stronger alignment with the Cisco Unified Communications(UC) portfolio. We added a number of UC features, enhanced security, and enabled intelligent network functionality to create an even more flexible, powerful and reliable desktop telepresence solution for knowledge workers and executives. These enhancements are made possible through the TE 6.0 software update, which affect the EX60 and EX90endpoints,and will be available in late Q3CY12 to customers with existing service agreements.
With the expanded capabilities of TE 6.0, we believe the EX Series secures its place as the market-leading personal telepresence products and will enable users to experience superior video and voice collaboration with colleagues, partners and customers. The new software integrates the EX Series more closely with the Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) to enable high-value telephony and UC features, including the following:
Next week, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) will be hosting the 2012 Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems (DoDIIS) Worldwide Conference in Denver, Colorado.
Since Cisco TelePresence is helping government organizations around the world connect visually from anywhere at any time, it’s only natural we are attending one of the leading government conferences.
In booth #801, experts at Cisco will be demonstrating a number of its innovative telepresence technologies including:
- The Cisco TelePresence SX20 Quick Set is a flexible solution that helps you easily turn any flat panel display into a powerful telepresence system for small to medium-size meeting rooms. The SX20 Quick Set delivers high-definition video quality, multi-party conferencing, and three different camera options to accommodate room size and configurations. At a value price, the SX20 Quick Set provides the performance expected of more expensive systems, in a sleek, compact, multi-featured package.
- The Cisco TelePresence System EX Series transforms the workplace by combining work, communications, and collaboration -- all on the desktop with just the touch of a finger. Colleagues can instantly work together, whether they are separated by a hallway, a street, or several time zones. As part of the EX Series, the Cisco TelePresence System EX90 (EX90) and Cisco TelePresence System EX60 (EX60) support vivid, lifelike 1080p30 video, natural collaboration, and the simplicity of a touch screen interface for a complete solution that helps ensure conversations are more productive.
- Cisco Cius is a tablet purpose-built for business and delivers end-to-end security, manageability, collaboration features and mobility for today’s workforce.
- Jabber is a unified communications application that allows people to be more productive from anywhere by providing a single interface across presence, instant messaging (IM), voice, video, voice messaging, desktop sharing and conferencing.
- Sneak Peak at Jabber for iPad– Cisco Jabber for iPad is a unified communications application that provides messaging, presence, voice, voice messaging, and video calling capabilities on the Apple iPad.
Attendees will also be able to see Cisco technologies at our partner booths including CDW-G (booth #607), CIS Secure Computing (booth #1018) and GTSI (booth #654).
Stay tuned for more information about Cisco’s participation at the conference and make sure to follow #Ciscogov on Twitter for news from the event.
We are looking forward to the event and hope to see you there!
Tags: CDW-G, CIS Secure Computing, Cius, Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems, DIA, DoDIIS, EX Series, EX60, EX90, GTSI, jabber, Jabber for iPad, SX20 Quick Set, TelePresence