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10/6/2010
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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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Marthin De Beer is Cisco's senior vice president of its emerging technologies group, and he's been at Cisco for 13 years. De Beer talked about Umi's future, beyond just pleasant home-to-home video chats, but potentially offering services like e-health (or "health presence" as Cisco has taken to calling it), wealth management, education and more.

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