Cisco Systems’ new Android-based Cius media tablet featuring enterprise-class security capabilities will go on sale July 31 at a street price of $750, according to Cisco’s announcement. The Cius seemed interesting enough when it has been first reported since one year ago. For Cisco Cius, it’s good to avoid going headlong against Apple’s iPad in the consumer space.
“There is room out there for tablet vendors who can crack the enterprise space in niche areas that might actually prove both sizable and profitable,” Hilwa (director of applications development software at IDC) said. “This requires a special enterprise sales capability and likely a vertically focused strategy that homes in on the value proposition of the device for the requirements of a specific industry scenario.”
Referring to Cisco’s official elaboration as follows, we can get a general impression of Cisco Cius.
An ultra-portable, mobile collaboration enterprise tablet that offers access to essential business applications and technologies.
Preparing for a New Way of Working
Extends the power of participation to everyone, liberating users from the confines of geographic and organizational boundaries.
Delivers the enterprise-class mobility, security, and manageability required by IT organizations.
Fosters a new way of working with a new class of collaborative applications created by Cisco and our partners.
The First Collaborative Tablet Built for Business
Communicate with Cisco Unified Communications, the market’s number-one enterprise telephony solution
View your contacts and their availability with presence, then click to use instant messaging (IM) or video chat with Cisco Jabber messaging.
Conference with Cisco WebEx meeting applications, the industry’s leading on-demand collaboration tool.
Join video calls on any Cisco video endpoint, including Cisco TelePresence Systems and Cisco TelePresence EX Series endpoints.
Exchange ideas within virtual teams using Cisco Quad enterprise social software.
Share ideas and expertise with the Cisco Show and Share social video system.
Almost Anyone Can Benefit from Cisco Cius
Cisco Cius tablet delivers the same rich computing, communications, and collaboration experience in the office, around campus, and off-campus, so it can improve the productivity of virtually any worker.
With comprehensive collaborative capabilities, busy executives – whether they are in or out of the office – can make audio or video calls; create, edit, and share video; attend telepresence sessions; conference; IM; and send email messages.
With constant connectivity and real-time HD video, sales representatives can be responsive to customers and give impromptu presentations to prospects everywhere.
With transparent mobility and virtual computing, knowledge workers (based on their roles and preferences) can stop lugging around heavy laptops, and still be able to compute, communicate, and collaborate in conference rooms, corridors, and cafeterias.
With rich video collaboration, office-based administrative assistants can make communications more personal and more effective with the people they support.
With the ability to send and receive data and video anywhere, case workers can enter information when mobile, interact with colleagues all the time, and never have to return to their desks to access, update, or send files.
The Cisco Cius runs on Google’s Android 2.2 and Intel’s low-power Atom Z650 processor, spokesperson Molly Ford wrote in an e-mail. “The Intel Atom Z650 processor has strong video capabilities, including the ability to enable multi-point videoconferencing in specific use cases,” Ford wrote. “The Atom Z650 processor can also decode video at a 1080p resolution and encode at a 720p resolution.”
Why Cisco/Cisco Cius？
Cisco Cius is part of a complete solution, which includes the:
• Cisco Cius tablet
• Cisco Developer Network Marketplace for services and solutions
• Cisco AppHQ storefront for secure, business applications from Cisco and third-party Android developers
• Optional Cisco AppHQ Manager for additional software application management, which includes the ability to create a company-controlled applications center hosted by Cisco.
NOTES: If you need to know more info and details of Cisco Cius, you can visit Cisco Cius: Compute, Communicate, and Collaborate with Confidence Everywhere at Cisco official site.
More related: Cisco is renowned for its network equipment (such as Cisco routers and Cisco switch, firewall security, etc. for small to large business) and networking solution.