[AusNOG] Cisco Umi Telepresence - example of residential and small business bandwidth needs
mmc at internode.com.au
Mon Nov 1 11:40:26 EST 2010
On 30/10/2010, at 9:16 AM, Johann Kruse wrote:
> On 29 October 2010 20:47, Alastair Watts <awatts at pett.com.au> wrote:
>> Hi noggers,
>> Have just seen this (apologies for those that have seen it before):
>> Cisco are releasing a residential grade Telepresence called Umi,
>> apparently for US$599. At this price it's certainly within reach of Mum
>> and Dad home Internet user.
> $599 + $25USD per month. How many Mum and Dads are going to pay $25
> per month for video calling when they can get it free elsewhere
> (albeit lower quality)?
Probably not a lot. But think of this as less of a product designed to replace Skype as a product which:
a) Appeals to particular markets (early adopters, CEO/executives, etc) for whom money isn't as important as being first or best.
b) Gets Cisco's brand name into the those people who are in the group above.
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