Monday, June 28, 2010

Cisco Debuts Android Business Collaboration Tablet

Cisco introduced a mobile collaboration business tablet that runs its Cisco collaboration and communication applications, including HD video.

Cisco Cius is an Android-based tablet designed for full telepresence interoperability, HD video streaming and real-time video, multi-party conferencing, email, messaging, browsing, and the ability to produce, edit and share content stored locally or centrally in the cloud.

Some highlights:

  • The tablet is offered with an optional HD audio station equipped with a telephone handset speakerphone, HD DisplayPort and USB ports.

  • The tablet features a front-mounted 720p HD camera at 30 frames per second; a seven inch, high-resolution widescreen super VGA touch-target display for real-time and streamed video, and single-button TelePresence interoperability.

  • The tablet has a 5-megapixel rear facing camera that can transmit streaming VGA quality video and capture still images, and dual noise-canceling microphones for audio conferencing.

  • An on-board accelerometer readily orients applications for viewing in portrait or landscape modes

  • Support for 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi for enterprise campus mobility and 3G cellular services when off-campus. 4G services will be available at a later date. Bluetooth and Micro-USB means users can work untethered and share data with a PC.

  • A detachable and serviceable battery offers eight hours life under normal usage.

  • Integration with the suite of Cisco collaboration applications including Cisco Quad, Cisco Show and Share, Cisco WebEx Connect, Cisco WebEx Meeting Center, Cisco Presence, and interoperability with Cisco TelePresence.

  • Cisco Cius is supported by Cisco Unified Communications Manager.