Cisco unveils Umi home videoconferencing

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IDG News Service, 10/6/10

The high-definition system will cost $599, with a $24.99-per-month service

Cisco has introduced Umi, a home telepresence system that uses existing high-definition TVs and also works with Google Video Chat.

Umi uses a console device, a remote and a camera unit with five microphones that sits on top of the TV, Cisco announced in San Francisco on Wednesday.

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