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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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The on-TV user interface is a simple unobtrusive clover where you can make a call, accept or block a call, set up contacts, and create profile pictures or video messages. This is controlled from the remote.

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