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Cisco Umi Takes Telepresence To The Home

Cisco has spent the past four years pounding "telepresence" into the brains of business and IT professionals, and now it has introduced Umi, a full telepresence solution for the home. From Umi, you can have video chats with other Umi users (or, it supports Google Video chat), leave video messages and upload video to share with your Umi contacts.
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A key Cisco Umi telepresence component is this set top box. This doesn't replace your own set top box -- it connects to it (via HDMI). It's actually mostly an encoding system. Like everything else on in the Umi solution, it was built from the ground up.

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