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Integrated Collaboration Highlights and Updates from InfoComm 2013

What a great reception at InfoComm 2013! We had the opportunity to share with customers the innovations we are driving around conferencing to deliver better scale, quality and interoperability.  They are excited about what we are doing to make conferencing more affordable, while at the same time maintaining the high quality experience that they expect from Cisco.

It was fantastic to see such a high level of interest in our new pervasive conferencing announcements.  Here are a few highlights of what we demonstrated at the show:

  • Further increases in scale, enabling greater efficiencies and affordability – we now support up to 96 video systems in a single meeting and virtually unlimited participants through WebEx enabled TelePresence.
  • Simplified solution choice with a broader range of deployment options – now included is  virtualized software, and the new compact Multiparty 310 and Multiparty 320 appliance platforms.
  • Entry level packages for new customers – customers can now deploy a compact appliance solution, and start from one screen license.
  • Increased interoperability – we now provide support for interworking with H.264 SVC clients.

We also introduced our new virtualized Cisco TelePresence Server.  Please take a moment to listen to my colleague, Andrew Reitter, talk about how we are improving video quality with new technology like Clearpath on Cisco TelePresence Server, and how we are giving customers choice around deployment platform whether it’s dedicated hardware or virtualized.

Now that we have a fully virtualized solution for unified communications and video collaboration, it really is about video collaboration for everyone.  We will continue this journey and keep focused on driving forward pervasive conferencing as a critical part of the integrated collaboration experience.

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