updated 12:35 am EST, Tue March 8, 2011
Entry price now dropped to $399
Cisco has announced that its HDTV-based ūmi video conferencing system is now compatible with the company's range of TelePresence systems for businesses. The interoperability is claimed to enable businesses to take advantage of video communication for services such as distance learning, healthcare, and community services.
Aside from the improved support, the ūmi lineup has also been expanded and adjusted for different price points. The 1080p variant has been reduced from $599 down to $499, while a new entry-level edition, with a maximum 720p resolution, can be purchased for $399. More importantly, Cisco decided to drop the monthly service charge from $25 to $10.