What is Cisco ūmi? Think of it as a TV-based video conferencing tool designed for consumers to help stay connected with our loved ones (for now in the US). You and the person you want to connect with each get a Cisco ūmi, hook it up to your TV, pay a monthly fee and you’re ready to chat away with grandma and grandpa on the East Coast or with your son or daughter in college. Wondering how to set it up? Check out Cisco ūmi social media manager, Zoya Fallah’s blog and first video message using this product. Then, read Alisa’s story on how she used ūmi to connect with grandpa.
Now that you have a better understanding of what Cisco ūmi is and what it does, let’s shift gears. The purpose of this blog post is to share with you how we introduced this product. This launch wasn’t just about a new product, but about a new experience…Our goal was to show through Read More »
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!
Cisco spoke with a number of thought leaders who are working hard to bring people together (learn more at http://together.cisco.com )
In the following video clip, Ken Wirt, Vice President of Consumer Marketing at Cisco, describes Cisco ūmi as a new category in the consumer space and how Cisco ūmi changes the way we communicate with each other.
For those of you who have bought a ūmi or have seen ūmi live, we would love to hear your thoughts on your experience!
Today, we launched “ūmi Buzz” on www.cisco.com/umi to make it easy for you to hear what people are saying about ūmi by providing you with upcoming ūmi news, videos, tweets, Facebook posts and blog posts….and also giving you an easy way to join in the conversation!
Oh, the weather outside is still frightful, especially with the recent nor’easter that’s sweeping through; nevertheless, college students across the country are preparing to head back to school after a long winter break. In the coming weeks, college campuses will reopen and Spring semester classes will begin. Your children may not miss you right away because let’s face it, spending weeks with your family during the college years is tough on any student. After a while though, they’ll yearn to see your face, and with an empty nest, you’ll yearn to see theirs, too.
How do you keep in touch with the kids when they’re 30 or 3,000 miles away? Phone? Close. Video calling on the Internet? Getting warmer. Video calling from your HDTV? Bingo! With Cisco ūmi you can check in on your future scholars by video calling them on your living room TV. If they’re out studying at the library or, dare we say, at a party, you can just leave them a video message and they can call you back later. (Note – this is a perfect way to embarrass them if they watch the message with friends in the room!)