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How Do You ūmi?

This is a story from Mike Ritch, one of our Cisco ūmi users!

All of our families experienced working with the ūmi.  We are grandparents and have children and grandchildren who live a distance from us – Spokane, WA, San Diego, CA, and Silver Spring, MD.  Because of this, we are not able to travel to visit them very often.  Through the magic of umi, we have been able to “visit” on a weekly basis and have been able to solidify the bond with our children and grandchildren, and them to us.  One of the grandchildren told me recently that “in the past, we hardly ever saw you, but now we can see you all the time”.  The HD video makes it so vivid, like they really in the same room with you.

Some of the things we have been able to do is play charades with each other, watch the younger grandchildren practice their new “dance moves”, have funny face contests, listen to mini recitals of children as they played their instrument, share in the excitement of displaying new clothes, watch an enthusiastic explanation from a 10 yr. old of what she had learned at school about photography, and how cameras take pictures and invert the image.

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Cisco ūmi Brings YOU Home for the Holidays Contest

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about the holidays? For most of us, it’s spending time together with family…..but it’s not always possible. Imagine bringing your family and friends to your living room on your HD television to share the holiday spirit together even when you’re miles apart. Now you can through the power of Cisco ūmi and the Cisco ūmi Brings YOU Home for the Holidays contest.

To enter, upload your favorite photo of you and/or someone you wish you could see for the holidays, and tell us why you want to see them. Tell your friends to vote for your picture so you can have a shot at winning a ūmi telepresence system and service for you and a friend for a year!

Prizes: Five (5) Winners will receive two (2) Cisco ūmi systems + 1 year free service.

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Get Personal for the Holidays!

October 19, 2010 at 2:03 pm PST

The holiday season is quickly approaching and that means time to start shopping for perfect gifts for friends and family.  Flip video cameras are the ideal gift that will delight everyone on your list!  Cisco has created great new looks- check out the more sleek and compact MinoHD and the simple, colorful, and now designable UltraHD.

In addition to the exciting new colors the MinoHD and UltraHD offer, Flip lets you design any of our Flips by ordering from our website, www.theflip.com. Designing your own flip is fun, simple, quick, and free! You can choose from thousands of images from our design gallery, create your own pattern from our exclusive pattern generator, or upload your own image or photo!  Imagine that, a personalized, one of a kind gift for any of your friends and family- or maybe even one for yourself.

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