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Cisco Stops Flip Video Production

Cisco Stops Flip Video Production

RIP to Flip! This is so sad! I really liked this little video camera brand, but not it seems that Cisco has decided to close down shop and stop all production of all models. All those of you who've already got a camera from this line (yours truly included) will continue to receive support from the group until they've figured out what they're going to do with the brand. This may well mean that they plan on selling the camera line to another group or indeed just chopping it down to the ground. But they're so cute!

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Linksys E-Series wireless routers: Gigabit, dual-band & more

Linksys E-Series wireless routers: Gigabit, dual-band & more

Cisco has outed its latest range of Linksys E-Series wireless routers and SE-Series switches. The E-Series spans the $59.99 to $179.99 to price points, with the top-end model, the Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Router, having both 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz radios (supporting simultaneous use), four gigabit ethernet ports, 3x3 MIMO support, six antennas and USB for network storage or printers.

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Cisco umi 1080 telepresence kit gets price & plan reduction; umi 720 and free app incoming

Cisco umi 1080 telepresence kit gets price & plan reduction; umi 720 and free app incoming

As far as we're aware, Cisco's umi 1080 telepresence system hasn't exactly taken the video calling world by storm - the company itself says that, since the set-top camera went on sale in October 2010, "thousands of people" have used it - but perhaps a price cut, a cheaper model and a free computer app will address that. The Cisco umi 720, as the name suggests, will demand less broadband speed for reduced image quality, with a lighter impact on your wallet.

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Cisco Upgrades Video Sharing/Conferencing Portfolio

Cisco Upgrades Video Sharing/Conferencing Portfolio

Cisco will soon be releasing upgrades to its videoconferencing and video sharing portfolio, the company said Thursday. According to David Hsieh, vice president of marketing for Cisco's emerging technologies business group, the new Cisco gear could reduce video production and distribution costs by up to 90% by reducing the need for businesses to hire contractors for video production. Among the updrades are a 12-inch touchscreen device for controlling endpoints and two new IP desktop phones (the 8941 and 8945) with integrated video cameras and 5 inch displays.

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Photos From Obama’s Tech Dinner

Photos From Obama’s Tech Dinner

The White House has released photos of President Obama’s tech leader consortium at a dinner last night. The dinner was attended by most of Silicon Valley’s top CEO’s and people who generally manage and direct your digital lives.

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Cisco is Looking to Combine Internet Video and Conventional TVs, Sources Say

Cisco is Looking to Combine Internet Video and Conventional TVs, Sources Say

The battle for the living room is just getting started, it seems, if "sources close to the matter" are to be believed. It seems that Cisco Systems Inc. isn't just happy having recently released their Umi HD video conferencing -- they're ready to take their first combative steps into the world of combining Internet video and conventional TVs. While there are plenty of set-top boxes out there who do it already, with Google TV the latest edition to the market, Cisco must believe they've got a trick or two up their sleeve.

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Living Room Video Conferencing Is Here – Are We Ready?

Living Room Video Conferencing Is Here – Are We Ready?

It appears one of the themes of the second half of 2010 is video conferencing.  Apple has been driving a lot of awareness with FaceTime.   Sprint has been driving awareness with their EVO 4G commercials. Yesterday Cisco and Logitech demonstrated their video conferencing solutions.  Both Apple and Sprint have been driving awareness for video conferencing with mobile devices.   However Cisco and Logitech demonstrated their approach is to bring video conferencing into the living room.

Consumer video conferencing has been one of those things I have watched as an industry insider for a while now.  Mostly because I do a lot of analysis around the personal computer and most consumer video conferencing solutions have thus far been PC based.  The big question is are consumers ready for living room video conferencing?   Is the mass market ready or is it still only for early adopters?    Read on for my further analysis.

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Cisco Umi HD Video Conferencing System for the Consumer Announced

Cisco Umi HD Video Conferencing System for the Consumer Announced

As far as rumors go, Cisco's video conferencing set-up meant for the general consumer has been at the top of the list for a few months now. Cisco has finally come forward with an official announcement today, pulling the curtain off their brand new HD video conferencing system, now called Umi. As far as hardware goes, you'll have a couple of things set up around your TV, but that's a small price to pay for being able to talk to your loved ones on your TV.

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Cisco’s Android Cius slate gets sub-$1,000 price tag

Cisco’s Android Cius slate gets sub-$1,000 price tag

While manufacturers are clamoring - Samsung aside - to undercut Apple's iPad with their own Android tablets, Cisco seems content to milk their enterprise customers for all they're worth.  A developer FAQ for the Cisco Cius has leaked to CrunchGear, revealing that the company expects the 7-inch Android-based webconferencing slate to come in at under $1,000 when it arrives - in limited numbers - by the end of 2010.

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