Cisco TelePresence IX5000 series launched at Collaboration Summit 2014

Enterprise network vendor Cisco today announced the launch of Cisco TelePresence IX5000 series at its Collaboration Summit 2014.

IX5000 is a breakthrough video conferencing product from Cisco. Cisco generated $949 million from its collaboration business in the first quarter of fiscal 2015. Cisco collaboration revenue declined 10 percent in Q1 fiscal 2015. Cisco collaboration business contributes 8 percent to its total revenue as per Q1 fiscal 2015 result.

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Cisco TelePresence IX5000, offering video collaboration experience for 6 to 18 people, consumes half the bandwidth (H.265 compression) of previous and competitive three-screen systems and requires less power than a hair dryer (under 10 amps).

The Cisco IX5000 series features a combination of three 4K cameras, better graphics processing for transitions between people and content. It digitally corrects whiteboard images to provide remote participants a clear view of the content without the need for additional cameras, said Cisco.

Users can view multiple presentation sources simultaneously on any of the three 70-inch screens, said Cisco. The IX5000 features theater-quality audio with 18 custom speakers plus a subwoofer to give better experience to in-room participants. Its microphone array with 17,502 sound-capturing micro holes uses advanced beam-forming technology to deliver better audio.

Cisco TelePresence IX5000

Cisco says the total cost of ownership (TCO) of IX5000 is lower than previous and competitive offerings because the IX5000 series requires less bandwidth and power, zero room remediation and half the time to install.

The IX5000 has the width of a notebook or less than eight inches wide. It can fit in any standard elevator and through any standard office door.

It can be set up by two people in eight hours — half the time of its predecessor and significantly less than that of competitors.

You do not need any cables to connect IX5000. You can open your laptop, connect to Wi-Fi and start presenting.

Produban offers video conferencing service to Santander group with 184,000 employees serving 107 million customers through 13,067 branches.

Daniel Concepcion, IT managing director, Produban, said: “We have already invested in 76 Cisco Telepresence rooms worldwide. We are the first customer to purchase and deploy IX5000. Lower TCO means we can get video rooms in more places, so more teams can benefit.”

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