Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Cisco enters home telepresence market with ūmi
Posted on 7-Oct-2010 08:00 | Tags Filed under: News



Cisco is introducing Cisco ūmi telepresence, a consumer product that brings family and friends together in HD video. Cisco ūmi connects to an existing HD television and a broadband internet connection to create video communications experiences.

Cisco ūmi, which includes an HD camera, a console and a remote, takes advantage of Cisco's experience in business telepresence, to deliver an immersive video experience that fits into home, automatically adjusting to lighting conditions and various room sizes to provide the best video and audio performance.

The company say once Cisco ūmi is connected to an HD television and a wired or wireless broadband connection, a remote control provides access to an on-screen user interface, through which users can make ūmi calls, access video messages, manage contacts, and customize their profile and settings.

Users can also record their own ūmi videos, which they can share on Facebook, on YouTube, or via email. Users can even keep in touch with people who don't have ūmi by placing and receiving video calls from any computer with a webcam and Google video chat.

"Cisco is bringing people together, driving new video experiences that change the way we communicate, connect, and enjoy entertainment in the home, at work, and on the go," said John Chambers, chairman and CEO of Cisco. "Cisco ūmi will bring the unique telepresence experience into living rooms and change the way we are able to be together with family and friends. We envision a future where technologies like this will play a role in connecting consumers with businesses to enable the delivery of new services, ranging from education, to health care, to financial services to the home."

"Cisco ūmi is the ultimate way to capture the simple joys of being together with our distant friends and loved ones, whether they are around the corner or across the country," said Marthin De Beer, senior vice president of Cisco's emerging technologies business group. "From singing happy birthday every year to reading bedtime stories every night, ūmi lets friends and families experience life's special moments together."

Cisco ūmi is available for preorder from umi.cisco.com. It is scheduled to be available to consumers on 14th November in Best Buy/Magnolia Home Theater stores, bestbuy.com and umi.cisco.com for the suggested retail price of US$599 with a monthly fee of US$24.99 for unlimited ūmi calls, video messaging and video storage.


More information: http://umi.cisco.com/...




comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Bombing at Manchester concert, 19 dead
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Rikkitic on 27-May-2017 12:55 (161 replies)
Pages... 9 10 11


NZ Herald - Internet providers have backdoor access to customers' modems
Created by RunningMan, last reply by Oblivian on 27-May-2017 23:02 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


Father banned from watching daughter's netball game: what you think of this?
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by frankv on 25-May-2017 16:29 (136 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


Tailgaters?
Created by Linuxluver, last reply by reg52nz on 25-May-2017 16:29 (113 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by tdgeek on 28-May-2017 09:07 (4369 replies)
Pages... 290 291 292


Tax Cuts
Created by tdgeek, last reply by mattwnz on 27-May-2017 18:47 (62 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Tipping? Please no!
Created by BlueShift, last reply by cddt on 27-May-2017 10:10 (104 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Variable speeds on Fibre Max
Created by kapitikarl, last reply by nutsterrt on 27-May-2017 15:20 (45 replies)
Pages... 2 3