Scandinavian Simplicity Meets Californian Approachability

November 27, 2013 - 0 Comments

Form, function and value do not have to exist independently when it comes to video conferencing. And we’ve just proven that with the latest generation Cisco TelePresence MX300 G2. At our Collaboration Summit conference last month, we unveiled the second-generation MX300 G2 video endpoint.  Snorre Kjesbu eloquently described it as Scandinavian simplicity meets Californian approachability to create this beautiful, full-featured product, which comes to market with a lower list price than its predecessor.

Let’s talk first about the lines of this product:  sleek, rounded edges, completely seamless, light and inviting. Humanizing elements bring the users closer together even though they’re thousands of miles of apart. And the Touch 10 is our easiest-to-use interface to date. It follows the same light design of the MX300 G2 with larger real estate for an even richer experience.

But our excitement goes beyond just the new look and feel of the MX300 G2. The new system is designed so that customers can more easily adopt video – making it more compelling, usable and accessible. The MX300 G2 is a fully integrated unit with a 55” LED screen, speakers, camera and microphones tuned to work perfectly together. New image sensors and optics enable a great picture without specialized lighting. While the new dual display feature lets you add a second screen for a rich content sharing experience. This gives you greater focus on content when you need it and reserves the entire system real estate for video.

Additional new features include the ability to easily conference in multiple meeting participants with the optional embedded MultiSite capability, which means no MCU is required. You can host a meeting with up to three external video or audio participants with just a touch of a button.

You could also extend the utilization of the MX300 G2 to other collaboration scenarios, like joining WebEx Meetings or an audio conference and get great experiences for team meetings. All enabled through Cisco’s Collaboration Solutions.

These options make the MX300 G2 an ideal solution for small- and medium-sized meeting rooms or spaces.

All this in a truly easy-to-use and -install design, so you can take it from box to call in 10 minutes. Recently, Alan Lidster of Vodaphone validated the MX300 G2, calling it “a truly simple ‘out-of-the-box’ install, configuration and commissioning – quick and easy.  I’m delighted to see the re-introduction of MultiSite functionality, a capable device rounded off by the eye-pleasing new design.”

MX300 G2 will be available worldwide in December. Learn more about the MX 300 G2 and the other announcements from this year’s Collaboration Summit.

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