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Less Is More as Cisco Completely Reimagines Flagship Three-Screen Video Conferencing Technology

News item: November 20, 2014
Cisco IX5000 Immersive Telepresence Suite in use. 3 screens, middle with data, 6 grey chairs close side of oval table.

At half the bandwidth, half the power, and half the install time of previous models, the Cisco TelePresence IX5000 series delivers a no-compromises video experience and even more delight for customers.

For the past 24 months, Cisco has been focused on delivering a completely revitalized, “no compromises” collaboration experience across their entire collaboration portfolio. From software to hardware, they have paid attention to details both big and small to deliver simple, affordable, and delightful collaboration experiences for every roomevery desk and—as announced today— every pocket. Today at Collaboration Summit 2014, Cisco’s marquee event for collaboration customers, partners, analysts and consultants, are continuing that progress by announcing the complete overhaul of the flagship Cisco immersive video experience.

Revealed today, the Cisco TelePresence® IX5000 series delivers an unparalleled, delightful, world-class quality video collaboration experience for 6 to 18 people. And it does this with only half the bandwidth (H.265 compression) of previous and competitive three-screen systems and requires less power than a hair dryer (under 10 amps).

Highlights of the Cisco® IX5000 series

– “No compromises” experience.  Whether you’re sitting, standing, or at the whiteboard, the unique combination of three 4K cameras  — an industry first — seamlessly captures the entire room in ultra-high definition. Powerful graphics processing provides smooth transitions between people and content, and whiteboard images are digitally corrected to provide remote participants a clear view of the content without the need for additional cameras.

The multimedia capabilities don’t stop there, as multiple presentation sources can be viewed simultaneously and placed on any of the three 70-inch screens. The IX5000 features theater-quality audio with 18 custom speakers plus a subwoofer to give in-room participants a heart-thumping experience. Its integrated, revolutionary microphone array—with 17,502 sound-capturing micro holes—uses advanced beam-forming technology to deliver crystal-clear audio.

– Lower TCO. Its total cost of ownership is much lower than previous and competitive offerings, thanks in part to the fact that the IX5000 series requires less bandwidth and power, zero room remediation and half the time to install. The IX5000 measures just the width of a notebook—less than eight inches wide—so it can fit in any standard elevator and through any standard office door, even when still wrapped in its packaging. And its simple, thoughtful design means it can be set up by two people in eight hours – half the time of its predecessor and significantly less than that of competitors. Lower TCO means customers can deploy the IX5000 series well beyond the boardroom, so that other project teams can take advantage of Cisco’s no compromises video experiences.

For the full press release, see the Cisco Newsroom here.

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