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June 30, 2010

Cisco Unveils Cisco Cius

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Helping employees stay connected to their work anywhere, anytime, Cisco has introduced Cisco (News - Alert) Cius, a first of its kind mobile collaboration business tablet. The tablet uses virtual desktop integration technique to keep the users connected.

Cisco Cius includes Collaboration applications including Cisco Quad, Cisco Show and Share, WebEx, Presence, and IM. HD Soundstation in the device supports Bluetooth and USB peripherals, 10/100/1000 wired connectivity and a handset option.
Elevating the productivity benefits of Cisco collaboration applications to a highly secure mobile platform, Cisco Cius is an ultra-portable device weighing just 1.15lbs (0.52kg). the features offered by Cisco Cius include 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. Cisco Cius is an open platform for communication and collaboration.
"Cisco Cius epitomizes how the network is changing the way we live, work, learn and play. This platform can transform how healthcare professionals advance patient care; how retailers deliver service experiences to consumers, or how universities deliver world-class education," statedTony Bates, senior vice president and general manager, enterprise, commercial and small business, Cisco."Cisco Cius offers IT functions a way to dramatically lower the cost-per-user"
When it comes to equipping mobile workers with computing devices, Cisco Cius offers IT professionals new options. Cisco Cius offers flexible computing options with cloud-based services through virtual desktop integration. Apart from offering cost-per-user for desktop maintenance, this facility also provides considerably lower capital costs, the company states. The device is offered with an optional HD audio station equipped with a telephone handset speakerphone, HD DisplayPort and USB ports.
The company recently showcased its cutting edge fabric-based computing approach. According to the global networking giant, the Indian data centers can hugely benefit from this radically simplified Cisco approach that can go a long way to reducing their operational costs. The company is going to introduce second-generation Cisco Unified Computing System to the Indian Data Center market.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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