Category: Cisco

Cisco looks to expand doctors’ capabilities to view patients remotely with the TelePresence VX-Clinical Assistant. Cisco Systems has introduced the TelePresence VX-Clinical Assistant, a mobile telemedicine cart for high-definition video collaboration between doctors and patients. Physicians will use the VX Clinical Assistant to examine patients remotely from other facilities. It will also play a role in medical education, Cisco reports. http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Health-Care-IT/Cisco-TelePresence-Cart-Brings-Video-Collaboration-to-Hospital-Exam-Rooms-454414/  

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Cisco’s TelePresence has traditionally been thought of as a stationary, high-end video conferencing solution targeted to c-level executives (due in part to the value it provides by cutting down on the need for global travel for meetings). Cisco is now expanding the concept of TelePresence with affordable, easy to use/deploy solutions that can be used in small to mid-sized meeting rooms,  and specialized systems that are aimed at the health care market space. More here: http://www.telepresenceoptions.com/2011/10/new_cisco_offerings_for_smbs_t/  

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Cisco has announced video sharing – a new feature that allows TelePresence users to archive video sessions, replay them on demand, and search them by keywords. http://www.conferencingnews.com/news/39549  

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A recent report details Cisco’s changes to its enterprise video conferencing line, including major software revamping. Cisco is really focusing on optimizing/simplifying the user experience as companies increase their use of video conferencing and unified communication (UC) technology. Expect to see more good things from Cisco coming soon! http://wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/cisco-announces-major-changes-in-its-enterprise-videoconferencing.html/

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A new study published by Cisco demonstrates the importance of the Internet to young people (college students). The  study found that the Internet is ranked as important to their lives as water, food, air, and shelter. In addition, two-thirds of students (66 percent) and more than half of employees (58 percent) cite a mobile device (laptop, smartphone or tablet) as “the most important technology in their lives.” The future of video conferencing and cloud-based services! http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Midmarket/Internet-as-Important-as-Food-Air-Cisco-Report-364137/  

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Recent Praise for IVCi Directly From Cisco!

August 5, 2011, by nparker in Cisco, IVCi

“A big congratulations goes out to IVCi.  IVCi is consistently one of Cisco’s largest video partners in both bookings and pipeline.  IVCi was originally handpicked by Cisco channels for their audio visual expertise.  When originally onboarded, IVCi successfully completed the ATP for TelePresence Certification.  Now IVCi has taken the next step on their journey.  IVCi has become a Master Certified Video TelePresence Partner. ” “This achievement puts IVCi onto a very short list of partners who have achieved this certification.” – Cisco Partner Account Manager  

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IVCi has just announced that we have earned the TelePresence Video Master Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) partner status from Cisco! This is a huge achievement for IVCi because it represents years of hard work and a significant investment in resources to gain the expertise necessary to meet Cisco’s rigorous requirements for the ATP status. Cisco now officially recognizes IVCi as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco TelePresence video products and solutions at the Master level. In addition, IVCi brings to the table our unique ability to provide custom telepresence solutions to all of our customers, including GE …

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Best known for its high-end, immersive systems that are meant to be placed in custom rooms with good lighting and multiple displays, Cisco has broadened its telepresence brand to encompass high-definition video on desktops and smaller units as well. The new Cisco TelePresence MX 200 is designed for use in offices and general-purpose conference rooms. “It will fit into rooms that aren’t entirely retrofitted,” Thomas Wyatt, Cisco’s vice president of TelePresence Infrastructure, said in an interview. Further, the product is designed for easy assembly and automatic provisioning on the network “so you can be making your first call in 15 minutes, …

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We’re seeing many interesting applications of Cisco’s TelePresence technology. Citizens Bank is redefining “robosigning” with a system that allows customers to apply for a loan via video conference and use an electronic pen to put ink to paper in an office hundreds of miles away. The bank is testing Cisco Systems’ TelePresence equipment at five Bay State branches as a way to speed up transactions between customers and off-site banking specialists. http://bostonherald.com/business/general/view.bg?articleid=1344132&position=0

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Video — already the biggest component of Internet traffic — will account for more than 50% by the end of next year and reach 62% by the end of 2015, according to Cisco’s latest Visual Networking Index Forecast. By 2015, there will be nearly 3 billion Internet users, more than 40% of the world’s projected population and there will be more than 15 billion network-connected devices by then, according to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast for 2010-2015. Full article: http://www.multichannel.com/article/469029-Video_To_Comprise_Half_Of_Net_Traffic_By_End_Of_2012_Cisco.php

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