Cisco Rolls Out New Video Conferencing Products

Cisco is beefing up its videoconferencing lineup. On Wednesday, the company released several new products and updates intended to increase its position in this growing corporate market.

Rowan Trollope, senior vice president of Cisco's Collaboration Technology Group, told news media that his company is "not going to rest until every single room in every single business all over the world has extraordinary video conferencing and collaboration equipment."

Three integrated video systems were announced. The second generation of the Cisco TelePresence MX200 is designed for smaller rooms, offers HD, and is touted as being easy to install. The Cisco TelePresence MX700 and MX800 are intended for medium-size to large rooms, and supports HD as well as H.265 video.

Intelligent Proximity

The TelePresence SX10 Quick Set utilizes existing flat panel displays to quickly -- within 10 minutes, according to Cisco -- turn them into a HD video collaboration system.

There are also new cameras. The TelePresence Precision 60 provides 1080p/60 image quality with a large zoom range. The TelePresence SpeakerTrack 60 uses the Precision 60 to offer a dual camera system employing facial recognition and voice triangulation technology to automatically zoom toward the active speaker in a large meeting, and follow that speaker as he walks around the room.

The TelePresence SX80 is built for large spaces, and can be integrated with various camera options. It supports H.265 and up to three screens.

Additionally, the company said its beta feature Intelligent Proximity can be integrated within its solutions. When a Cisco video system with Intelligent Proximity senses that a smartphone or tablet has been brought into a meeting, the system asks if that user would like to integrate the device into the media experience.

'Improving the In-Room Experience'

If the invitation is accepted and the mobile device paired with the system, the user can share materials with...

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