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Cisco Video Conferencing Spotlights Individuals

Cisco puts video conferencing spotlight on individuals with new desktop, cloud products.

Cisco will target individual video conferencing users with new desktop devices and a cloud-based service, a move that complements a recent announcement focused on outfitting small and mid-size office meeting rooms.

“We want to bring a great video conferencing experience to every room, every office, every pocket,” said Peder Ulander, vice president of Cisco’s collaboration solutions marketing.

The new products, which will be announced at the Cisco Live 2014 conference on Monday, include the new DX line of video conferencing devices, which resemble all-in-one computers. They run the Android OS and have a large touch-screen display, integrated camera, microphone and soft phone.

“These new products bring telepresence to the desk,” Ulander said.

They are designed to improve video and audio quality while consolidating the mish-mash of communications peripherals, like standalone webcams and external speakers, that clutter the desks of many employees and that, if they’re from multiple vendors, sometimes create interoperability and driver complications.

The Cisco devices have HD displays and the company’s Intelligent Audio technology, which filters out ambient background noise so that only the voice of speakers are heard, and Intelligent Proximity technology, which lets them link up with users’ mobile phones.

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