Cisco unveils new video collaboration solutions
Manama, April 13, 2014
Cisco has unveiled a new suite of high-quality video collaboration solutions to enable Middle East businesses to effectively communicate face-to-face across different locations and services.
The suite includes the Cisco TelePresence MX200, optimal for smaller rooms; MX700 and MX800 for medium to large-sized rooms, the SX10 Quick Set designed for small to medium enterprises; and SX80, which can equip large spaces with video.
According to Cisco, more than 93 per cent of meeting rooms globally are not equipped with high-quality video.
Wael Hassan, collaboration sales lead for Cisco – Gulf, Levant and Pakistan, said: “From sealing a key deal, to planning a presentation, or training employees, the Middle East's expanding businesses realise that face-to-face collaboration is vital.
“Thanks to advancements in video technology, businesses of all sizes can use reliable, high-quality, interoperable, scalable, and cost-effective video solutions to collaborate from any location or device. In the near future, video will be the de facto collaboration tool for every conference room.”
In response to the growing need for video collaboration tools, Cisco has launched these three fully-integrated TelePresence systems that combine sleek design with a simple and intuitive user experience, enabling people to share video and content in any kind of room.
As part of the first phase of a multi-phase collaboration solutions rollout, all solutions will be generally available in the Middle East starting in May.
Cisco has also launched new camera systems, which include the Precision 60, which can adapt to varying light conditions and has a large zoom range to ensure the entire view is captured; and the SpeakerTrack 60, which uses a dual camera system that can find and zoom in to the active speaker in large meeting rooms.
“Technology is undoubtedly making it easier to connect and collaborate with colleagues, partners, and customers from any location—whether that’s the work office, the home office, a hotel room, or a coffee shop. Reliable, high-quality, interoperable video—as opposed to video that’s webcam-based, unreliable or incapable of scaling—plays a significant role in the collaboration mix,” added Hassan. - TradeArabia News Service