Cisco Live 2014: brings Android based DX70 and DX80 desktop VC devices

At the Cisco Live 2014, the enterprise IT vendor announced the launch of Android based DX70 and DX80 desktop video conferencing devices.

The Android-based DX70 and DX80 video conferencing devices enable enterprises to connect to HD video, audio, and Web conferencing plus integrated business applications and Web browsing. Cisco says these are cost effective devices.

Cisco also announced Collaboration Meeting Rooms (CMRs) that combines the flexibility of WebEx and the power of telepresence services. The objective of CMRs is to offer own personal, private, always-available video collaboration space in the cloud. Users can join from the device of their choice: Cisco video endpoint, standards-based video endpoints, desktop or mobile clients (such as WebEx), Microsoft Lync, etc.

Cisco Live 2014 - DX70 and DX80 desktop collaboration devices

Cisco claims that CMRs can accommodate more concurrent users than any other enterprise-grade solution on the market. The main advantage is that users can schedule meetings, conduct instant meetings in a permanent always-on meeting room using a dedicated meeting URI.

Cisco is also introducing the IP Phone 8800 Series. It 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.