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Cisco at Enterprise Connect: Advancing the Post-PC Era

March 27, 2012 - 0 Comments

Today’s enterprise employees don’t access e-mail from just their desktop computers. Whether they are working in their office or pulled into a mission critical meeting, working remotely, or on the go and accessing work via their mobile devices – they need to be able to collaborate on their own terms. As a market leader in collaboration Cisco is continuing to address this need; today, we are announcing new solutions at Enterprise Connect that advance the idea of people-centric collaboration – connecting people instead of devices. Cisco’s news is all about providing customers with a wide range of integrated and interoperable collaboration options so users can connect and collaborate with their peers from any device, at any time.

First, Cisco is introducing the new Jabber for iPad and Jabber for Windows. These new clients build on previous Jabber announcements that include Jabber for Android, iOS, Mac, BlackBerry and Cisco Cius tablets. Today’s announcement provides customers using a wide range of major devices with collaboration capabilities, including:

  • high quality video
  • voice, presence
  • IM
  • conferencing
  • visual voicemail

With Jabber, users are able to have a cohesive user experience across any platform and collaborate the way that they prefer. For example, Cisco Jabber for iPad provides high definition video calling, including seamless integration with Cisco’s TelePresence solutions within the enterprise. Check out the video clip below, part of a demo from our upcoming Collaboration Announcements Webcast; Laurent Philonenko, Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Clients and Mobility Business demonstrates a video call using Cisco Jabber for iPad:

Cisco is also introducing a new immersive telepresence system, the Cisco TelePresence TX9000 Series. The TX9000 expands Cisco’s broad portfolio of telepresence offerings, which includes fully immersive systems, multipurpose room-based solutions, desktop and personal video solutions, and cloud-based managed offerings such as Cisco Callway, introduced in October 2011, ideal for small and medium-sized businesses looking to scale their workforce.

The TX9000 is built using a new industrial design that offers offers customers the highest level of video immersion, while reducing the bandwidth needed by 20 percent.

In addition, the TX9000 Series is built on a platform that will enable participants to interact and collaborate on content in ways not previously possible in a telepresence meeting through new high intensity collaboration features (enabled in a future software release). In the clip below, Randy Harrell, Senior Director of Cisco’s Collaboration Endpoints Business, demonstrates the future of high-intensity collaboration or what he calls “virtual canvas”:

Together, today’s announcements allow mobile users to now initiate and connect into a TelePresence session whether in the office or on the go. Check out the video clip below to see the new Cisco Jabber for iPad connecting with the  TX9000 through a video call, while preserving the high quality video and collaboration experience that customers need:

Each of the solutions we are introducing today are built on already established industry standards for communications and collaboration. What this means for customers is more freedom of choice – you can connect and collaborate on any platform, any device. To see full demonstrations of these newly announced solutions, tune into our Cisco Collaboration Announcements Webcast this morning from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Pacific Time (replay available at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time) in our Cisco Collaboration Virtual Experience.  In the webcast, you’ll also hear O.J. Winge, SVP and GM of our Collaboration Endpoints Technology Group, share some insights on Cisco’s collaboration strategy and what’s next in the Post-PC era.

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