Cisco expands reach of TelePresence with mobile-to-Immersive offerings

Telecom Lead Asia: Cisco has unveiled new people-centric
innovations including new desktop and mobile Cisco Jabber collaboration
applications to Cisco TelePresence systems.


These innovations make it easy for users to move from one
collaboration solution to the next based on how they work and their immediate
task at hand.


The new Jabber and TelePresence offerings, which include
a new immersive TelePresence system with optimized collaboration capabilities,
are completely integrated, giving customers more mobility options while also
extending the reach of their telepresence investments.


“McDermott uses Cisco Jabber to provide a unified
experience across the company’s desktops, tablets, and smart phones, to extend
the reach of our TelePresence suite. We believe the adoption of Cisco
TelePresence and UC technologies will improve the telecommunication facets to support
our complex offshore oil and gas engineering, procurement, construction, and
installation projects,” said Steve Moloney, global network and security
manager, McDermott.


Cisco specifically extended Cisco Jabber to iPad and
Windows, building on its extensive Jabber portfolio for Android, iOS, Mac,
BlackBerry and Cisco Cius tablets.


“With today’s TelePresence and mobility
announcements, Cisco is continuing to make “any device to any device”
a reality, while helping customers collaborate on their own terms on a range of
devices that provide a rich and consistent user experience,” said OJ Winge,
senior vice president and general manager, Collaboration Endpoints Technology
Group, Cisco.


Cisco is also expanding native integration between Jabber
and TelePresence, giving mobile users a way to initiate and connect into a
TelePresence session whether in the office or on the go.


The company has also unveiled a new three-screen
immersive TelePresence platform. The Cisco TelePresence TX9000 Series
delivers the highest quality video experience along with advanced collaboration
capabilities, further building on Cisco’s wide array of TelePresence
endpoints for customers of all sizes.


The TX9000 integrates with collaboration tools like Cisco
WebEx with One-Touch simplicity and is also designed to be interoperable with
all standards-based endpoints from other vendors.


Recently, Cisco expanded set-top box portfolio with the launch of two new set-top boxes at the
Cable Summit, held in Mumbai, India.