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October 7, 2010

Cisco Umi brings video calls to HDTV

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by Janet Harris

Cisco has announced Cisco umi which allows video calls to be made through an existing broadband connection and HDTV set.

While many people are now familiar with video calling via their mobiles, Cisco umi promises to take the experience to a whole new level.

The company claims that the technology provides “the most lifelike, natural video communication experience available to consumers today.”

It even goes as far as to say that it is like being in the same room as the person you are talking too.

The Umi system comprises a high-definition camera with embedded microphone, a set-top box and a remote.

A nice additional feature is that it will record videos which can then be uploaded to Facebook and YouTube.

Cisco is 25 years old this year and celebrated the occasion with a Guinness world record attempt for the world’s largest art lesson.

More than 1,893 people took part in an art lesson conducted by a Singaporean artist, appropriately named Peter Draw.

The attempt, which raised USD 13,569, used Cisco TV,
Cisco TelePresence and Cisco WebEx technologies to connect people in cities in Asia Pacific, Greater China, Japan and the US.

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