Last week I wrote about how much we enjoyed talking with everyone who came to see us at Cisco Live as well as InfoComm, a conference with thousands of products from hundreds of exhibitors and more than 39,2015 attendees.  It was great to learn how our video solutions are adding value to your businesses. We’re very honored that rAVe awarded us Best of InfoComm awards in two categories.

Best New Videoconferencing Product: Cisco SX80 Codec

The SX80 codec is a powerful audio and video platform that enables integrators to incorporate high-definition video collaboration applications into large and purpose-built meeting rooms. In addition to its technical capabilities, the SX80 is also a standout on aesthetic merits having received the Red Dot design award last year.

More details about the SX80 here:


Best New Videoconferencing System: Cisco Conferencing Experience

Cisco Collaboration Meeting Rooms (CMR) lets people join meetings from any device – whether video endpoint, desktop or mobile. It provides a business quality, consistent video and web conferencing experience, whichever device people use. And CMR scales easily, enabling hundreds of participants to join meetings.  See a demonstration here:

End-to-End Experiences

Creating the best video collaboration experience requires the combination of great endpoints and service. It’s the service that enables video and web conferencing capabilities. And the service that lets people join and participate in meetings easily, without concern about the technology behind the experience.

Any Deployment Model

Cisco CMR delivers that video and web conferencing service via on-premises, cloud, or hybrid deployment models, giving you the flexibility to choose the model that works best for your own environment.

Delivering Business Outcomes

Of course, what really matters is the value that our customers gain from deploying Cisco’s video collaboration solutions.  CAME Group have improved relationships and increased customer retention, by taking advantage of their investment in CMR Premises and combining it with a WebEx Meeting Center subscription to enable CMR hybrid. With CMR Cloud, BAUER cut time to market by 10% as an advantage over competitors, increased productivity by 30%, and employee satisfaction has gone up 10%.

Further Reading

My colleagues Tom McCafferty and Snorre Kjesbu have both recently posted about the industry recognition that our video collaboration portfolio is receiving right now.

Tom McCafferty: Bringing Our “A” Game: Cisco Again Recognized as a UC&C Industry Leader by IDC
Snorre Kjesbu: Clear and Differentiated Video Wins the Day

As ever, I value your feedback. Let me know which factors you feel are key to a successful end-to-end video collaboration deployment.


Angela Murphy

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Cisco IoT