Cisco Unveils the Cius, Their Latest in Video Conferencing Devices

Cisco unveiled their Android video conferencing tablet, named the Cisco Cius. This mobile collaboration tool is ideal for business users who need to talk to their employees or colleagues from anywhere. Users will have complete access to Cisco applications, including HD video.

The Cius computing device is based on the Android operating system. It is an open platform designed to connect employees and increase collaboration. HD video streaming, multi-party conferencing, email, and the ability to share content in the cloud are all features of the Cisco Cius. An HD audio station with a telephone handset speakerphone is included. The Cius also offers virtual desktop integration and cloud-based services, which takes away the need for desktop maintenance.

Some of the Cisco applications that the Cisco Cius supports include Cisco Quad, Cisco Show and Share, Cisco WebEx Conntect, Cisco WebEx Meeting Cneter, Cisco Presence, and interoperability with Cisco TelePresence.

The Cisco Cius is portable, which makes it perfect for business users because it is easy to take on-the-go to communicate with other workers. The Cius only weighs 1.15 lbs so it is hardly noticeable or inconvenient. The Cisco Cius is completely secure, which is important for businesses.

The Cisco Cius Tablet

Here is a comprehensive list of features of the Cisco Cius:

    • 720p HD Front-Mounted Camera– refreshes at 30 frames per second

    • 5-megapixel Rear facing camera

    • Dual noise-canceling microphones– makes the Cius ideal for audio conferencing

    • Supports 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and 3G (the Cius will support 4G at a later date)

    • 8 hour battery life– the battery is removeable

The Cisco Cius will be available for trial in the third quarter of 2010. It is expected that the Cius will be generally available in the first quarter of 2011.

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