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Cisco offers new collaboration devices

Manama, July 17, 2014

Cisco, a worldwide leader in information technology, has designed three new devices that will help speed up collaborative work between people handling the same task stationed across the world.

DX70 and DX80 desktop collaboration devices, and the IP Phone 8800 Series aim to get work done at a moment’s notice without technology hassles.

“The new DX70 and DX80 were designed from the ground up to provide the best collaboration experience for every desk in an enterprise in Bahrain,” said Wael Hassan, Collaboration Sales Lead, Cisco Gulf, Levant, and Pakistan.

“They are truly mind-blowing devices. Users can now have their own always-on private meeting room to collaborate with anyone on any device at any time.”

The innovations that Cisco has announced will help its customers in Bahrain to quickly and simply connect people, conversations, and data in ways that can rapidly accelerate business outcomes, and they are priced to scale to every worker.

Explaining the need for such devices, a company spokesman explained: “Somewhere in the pursuit of the perfect collaboration environment, workers' desktops became cluttered with technologies purpose-built for specific tasks (eg: voice-only phones, webcams, and monitors).

“Having so many different technologies for unique tasks clearly adds cost for the company and complexity for the IT manager who must support them; it also adds frustration for users, who have different experiences as they move between different devices and collaboration modalities throughout the day.”

Cisco aims to solve this with its new DX70 and DX80 desktop collaboration devices. Similar to how smart phones revolutionised the lives of many people in Bahrain, the Android-based DX70 and DX80 each streamlines and simplifies work lives by providing access to all the top tools and applications that highly collaborative work requires. While this integrated desktop experience is fit for a CEO, it is priced to scale to every worker.

“Marking our 15th year of innovation in IP phones, Cisco is also introducing the IP Phone 8800 Series,” the spokesman said.

“This series is the best-performing audio IP phone we’ve ever delivered. It also includes USB ports on select models for easy mobile-device charging, and Cisco Intelligent Proximity for Mobile Voice, so workers can import contacts and call history, or move the audio path of a voice or video call-in-progress from their mobile device to their 8800 Series desk phone.

“While endpoints and experiences tend to get the limelight, Cisco's collaboration infrastructure is what makes it all happen; the infrastructure powers our industry-leading portfolio of voice, video, and conferencing services and endpoints, and simplifies the delivery of meaningful and effective business communications to any device, anywhere.

According to the spokesman, Cisco is also making significant updates with its infrastructure offerings. Some key areas that have been enhanced are in user self-care and single sign on (SSO), mobile call security, application integration, and video interworking.

“Only Cisco is offering its customers the unique opportunity to combine this amazing hardware, the incredible software, and the powerful network to provide anyone with their own dedicated collaboration space in the cloud – and on their desk,” concluded Hassan.- TradeArabia News Service

 




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