Cisco Jabber Video Has Arrived

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I have a dream…that one day all telepresence endpoints could be free…

That was the vision a few like minded folks inside Cisco saw about a year ago. So we set off on a path to build something that was free. The naysayers said that it could be a threat to our existing hardware business for telepresence. Well, maybe in some cases. But mostly, it extends the calling circle for those that already have telepresence. And for those that don’t, they get to see what all the fuss is about at no cost. Maybe then once you are hooked, you plunk down some cash to purchase a hardware endpoint that will give you more features and flexibility the likes of which a desktop app can’t compete with.

So after much rebranding, we launched https://www.ciscojabbervideo.com/ today!

Cisco Jabber Video for TelePresence - Invite others to join you with Jabber Video

After filling out a quick form to register for an account, you can download the telepresence softclient now known as Cisco Jabber Video (formerly Movi). Then dial up your friends on telepresence and talk in full HD video (if you have an HD camera).

So if you have family, friends or co-workers that you need to meet with, get off of that Skype crap and give this a try. You won’t go back.

Call me at 7036511630@alpha.callway.com if you wish.

  • antonkrupicka

    OK, I’ll bite, even though this crap is waaaaay outside my purview.  What are the advantages over Skype again?

    • I am sure our marketing department can fill your head but I will tell you what my day to day benefits are.

      + Dedicated device – Human behavior makes communications via a dedicated device more natural.  I use a telepresence screen on my desk to meet with my co-workers every day.

      + Performance – Devices like this have hardware in them to do complex things like echo cancellation, video mixing, and more.  You are not subject to the whims of the PC/Mac processing power.

      + Open Standards – The world of the Apples and Microsoft/Skype have created closed worlds.  You can only talk to people on those networks.  That would be like saying you can’t call a Verizon customer from an AT&T phone.  Nutty.

      The big advantage of Skype was always that it was free.  But that’s not always better, especially for business where you have auditing and compliance responsibilities.  But now, with this softclient, you can get a taste of the better world of video conferencing for free.  And hopefully in the long run, that translates to a bigger network (more people to call) and more sales of higher quality devices.  The dream is to have every call be an HD quality video experience from wherever you are…the board room or on top of Green Mountain.

  • I am sure our marketing department can fill your head but I will tell you what my day to day benefits are.

    + Dedicated device – Human behavior makes communications via a dedicated device more natural.  I use a telepresence screen on my desk to meet with my co-workers every day.

    + Performance – Devices like this have hardware in them to do complex things like echo cancellation, video mixing, and more.  You are not subject to the whims of the PC/Mac processing power.

    + Open Standards – The world of the Apples and Microsoft/Skype have created closed worlds.  You can only talk to people on those networks.  That would be like saying you can’t call a Verizon customer from an AT&T phone.  Nutty.

    The big advantage of Skype was always that it was free.  But that’s not always better, especially for business where you have auditing and compliance responsibilities.  But now, with this softclient, you can get a taste of the better world of video conferencing for free.  And hopefully in the long run, that translates to a bigger network (more people to call) and more sales of higher quality devices.  The dream is to have every call be an HD quality video experience from wherever you are…the board room or on top of Green Mountain.