Cisco has added new sharing and collaboration capabilities to its video platforms designed to streamline the growing business use of video.
Telepresence Content Server 5.0 enables end-to-end recording and streaming so that companies can record video and share it across multiple end points on Cisco's Show and Share platform.
Tim Stone, head of collaboration solutions at Cisco, told V3.co.uk that the company anticipates huge growth in the video market, and that the ability to record and play back in HD will become increasingly popular.
"Around 36 per cent of our customers are rolling out pervasive video for a variety of purposes, such as education and training, live event streaming, healthcare and company-wide meetings, and this is increasing all the time," he said.
"The ability to record in HD video on any TelePresence system and integrate it with our Show and Share platform means that video can be accessed on a wide range of end points to reach as many people as possible."
The new Cisco MXE 3500 Media Experience Engine, meanwhile, allows companies to search video by words and phrases, or the speaker's name, to reduce the time needed to search for information, Stone explained.
"This is the first time Cisco has offered this functionality, and it means that staff can look up keywords and phrases. The platform also provides the ability to easily edit and update videos in post-production," he said.
"It can be converted to run on any MP4 or Flash player, so content can be viewed on mobile devices from the MXE or Show and Share platforms as well as streamed to end points as part of any digital signage systems."
Cisco has also added a 47in Telepresence model called the System 1300, that can be wall mounted or free standing.
"Some customers wanted smaller screens because of the size of their real estate, so this is ideal as it uses three cameras to cover three to six users and represents another broadening of our portfolio," said Stone.
A new 12in TelePresence Touch device, meanwhile, offers a touch-screen interface for the management of TelePresence calls and will be available during the summer of 2011.
Lastly, Cisco has announced two new IP phones, the 8941 and 8945, that have a 5in high-resolution display using VGA graphic capabilities.
Cisco believes that the devices are the first in the market to use Class-1 Power over Ethernet technology, which makes them very power efficient and able to be powered down by system administrators to save energy.
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