Cisco made a series of announcements about upcoming high-quality video platforms targeted to serve organizations of all sizes. The video systems and devices are designed to share video and content in rooms ranging from small to large, with solutions for the small business and the enterprise.
The Cisco TelePresence MX200, now in its second generation, is optimized for smaller rooms, with pricing set to serve the value-conscious customer. Built for medium- to large-sized rooms, the Cisco TelePresence MX700 and Cisco TelePresence MX800 are designed as the “performance line;” these systems provide HD resolution and support H.265, so users can enjoy high quality video but use far less bandwidth.
The Cisco TelePresence SX10 Quick Set, costing less than a PC, targets SMBs by converting standard flat panel displays into an HD video collaboration system. According to Cisco’s announcement, set up of this system takes 10 minutes or less.
Cisco also announced two new video cameras which are designed to work with existing solutions. These include the Cisco TelePresence Precision 60, offering quality 1080p60 quality, adaptability to varying light conditions, and a large zoom range. The Cisco TelePresence SpeakerTrack 60, based on the Precision 60, is a dual camera system that finds the active speaker in larger meeting rooms and zooms in to show his or her image; it comes equipped with intelligent facial recognition and voice triangulation technology that lets the camera follow the speaker.
The Cisco TelePresence SX80 is designed for integrators who want to equip large, unique spaces; it can be paired with a variety of camera options and support up to three screens. This platform also supports H.265.
Commenting on the portfolio additions in a statement, Rowan Trollope, SVP/GM Collaboration Technology Group, at Cisco said, “These new products represent the first phase of a multi-phase rollout in how Cisco is reimagining collaboration and setting the foundation for a revolution in the industry; stay tuned for more."