Cisco announced that Cisco Quad, an enterprise collaboration platform, will be available later this year via native iPad and iPhone applications.
Cisco also unveiled a new Cisco Prosumer Video solution which integrates Cisco FocalPoint, an online video workspace, with a business-class Cisco Flip MinoPRO camcorder.
Finally, Cisco announced that Cisco WebEx Connect IM is now available on any supported browser.
Cisco Quad is an immersive platform for enterprise collaboration that integrates voice, video and social networking into one workspace. It enables workers to search across all content within their organization, as well as locate people and expertise, accelerating the time it takes to connect, interact and find information.
Quad integrates with content management systems such as Microsoft SharePoint and Documentum, as well as with voice and video business communications solutions including Cisco Unified Communications,Cisco WebEx conferencing, Cisco Unified Presence and Cisco Show and Share.
According to Cisco, Mobile Quad applications optimized for the Apple iPad and iPhone, will enable "deskless" employees to remain connected and engaged in interactions with their colleagues “around the globe.”
Quad will be available on a limited basis, beginning in Cisco’s first quarter of fiscal year 2011, in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia/New Zealand.
The Cisco Prosumer Video solution provides organizations with a private and highly secure end-to-end solution for video capture and management. The solution uses a new online video workspace, FocalPoint, and a new business-class four-hour Flip MinoPRO camcorder.
FocalPoint delivers cloud-based management, sharing and editing capabilities and provides an easy way for organizational teams to interact with their video content. Cisco FlipShare software, preloaded on the camcorder, allows users to easily edit, store and manage video content locally on their workstation before sharing it with the organizational team via FocalPoint.
The software client uses an encrypted upload protocol to enable confidential content delivery, while FocalPoint adopts SSL (Secure Socket Layer) for secure Web sessions and data protection.
The newest version of Cisco WebEx Connect IM lets users access their contact lists and send instant messages via a browser-based IM client, making the solution accessible from any computer, with any operating system, without the need for a client download.
The Windows client for Cisco WebEx Connect IM is now localized for French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese, further expanding its ease of use for global organizations.
Server-side IM logging allows organizations to capture logs of all IM traffic for more efficient regulatory compliance. Customers who are already archiving email can use their existing infrastructure.
Building on Cisco’s acquisition of Jabber, customers looking to add presence and chat capabilities to their Web applications can do so much more easily with Cisco’s AJAX XMPP library, which gives developers a quick start to creating XMPP-enabled Web applications and portal integrations through source code, detailed documentation and code samples. These tools were used in building presence and chat capabilities into Cisco Quad.
Cisco will showcase these software and hardware offerings during a keynote presentation and demonstration at 9:30 am on June 15th at Enterprise 2.0 in Boston.