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!)
Cisco is dedicated to bringing new consumer electronics into consumers’ homes. Over the past few years, Cisco has introduced the Flip Video camera, our line-up of home networking products, Valet and Linksys and just this past October, we introduced Cisco ūmi, high definition video calling on your television in your home. We are excited to showcase our consumer products and share with you how Cisco is transforming video into an experience.
On November 20,2010, Cisco launched the Cisco ūmi Brings YOU Home for the Holidays Photo Contest where we asked you to submit a photo of who you wish you could see fo r the holidays along with a small caption of why.
We had over 1000 photo submissions and over 10,000 votes on the photos because of your support! We are very excited to announce the winners here and I personally wanted to congratulate the winners on submitting such touching
Each day for 2 weeks until December 10, 2010, Ryan revealed a new prize from his “Seacrest’s Holiday Must Haves” list, for another chance to win!
Stay tuned to hear the results of the winners and also check out this tweet @RyanSeacrest posted today!