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Cisco TelePresence Unites Elderly Across Oceans in Songs of Joy

Last week, two groups of aged care groups located in Melbourne, Australia and Amsterdam, Netherlands travelled to local Cisco offices, for a different kind of TelePresence meeting – participating in a one of a kind TelePresence sing-along!

The meeting was orchestrated by Kevin Johnson, from the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group, who introduced the two passionate singing groups as part of the Cisco Ageing Well program, which is addressing some of the world’s most significant yet positive trends. Firstly, the fact that people are living longer, healthier and more-active lives, and secondly the potential for communication and collaboration technologies like video to transform the way we work, live, play, and learn in an ageing world. Read More »

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Verizon is Bringing Cisco’s ūmi to FiOS

Last week, Cisco introduced Cisco ūmi™ TelePresence, a first-of-its-kind consumer product that brings family and friends together in HD video, whether they are around the corner or across the country.  Cisco ūmi connects to an existing HD television and a broadband internet connection to create a video communications experience that is so clear, natural and lifelike, that users will see and hear their loved ones, right down to the twinkle in their eyes and the tone of their voices, as if they were in the same room.

Cisco is working with Verizon to bring the ūmi experience to Verizon FiOS  customers early next year.  The two companies have been conducting successful trials of Cisco ūmi over Verizon’s 100 percent fiber-optic network, which delivers what a 2010 PCMAG.COM reader’s survey rated the fastest Internet speeds in the United States.

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Cisco ūmi – Seeing is Believing

Cisco unveiled its long-awaited home telepresence product – Cisco ūmi™ (you-me) — publicly for the first time yesterday at an invitation-only media gathering in downtown San Francisco.

The reaction from those lucky enough to experience Cisco ūmi up close was nearly universal – there were some “wows,” plenty of “cools,” and quite a few “when can I get it” reactions.

Like a live Bruce Springsteen concert, you really have to see it, hear it, and feel it, to truly appreciate it. To get a taste of the Cisco ūmi experience, here are some opportunities to check it out:

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Cisco ūmi. The new way to be together.

Today, John Chambers announced Cisco ūmi™ telepresence, a first-of-its-kind consumer product that brings family and friends together at the touch of a button. Simply connect ūmi to your HD television for get-together’s so clear and lifelike you can see what they see, hear what they hear and feel what they feel.

Show off your latest hairstyle, talk about the recent sports game, or sing Happy Birthday to someone you love. Cisco ūmi makes it easy to be there for life’s moments, whether they are big or small.

In celebration of the launch, Cisco’s Director of Consumer Marketing, Mike Kisch, invites you to “Like” the Cisco ūmi Facebook Fan Page and enter to win a ūmi system for you and a friend.

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Bringing Telepresence into the Living Room

Today, we announced that Cisco is bringing telepresence into the living room. Cisco umi telepresence is Cisco’s first medianet-ready consumer endpoint and represents a significant step in our video strategy.

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What does this mean for Cisco channel partners?

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