The En­ter­prise-class Cisco Cius

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Cisco has marked its big­gest dif­fer­en­tia­tor this time by ad­dress­ing en­ter­prises only through its Cisco Cius tablet. Cisco Sys­tems has been the lead­ing de­vel­oper of in­fra­struc­ture equip­ment which helps busi­nesses stay con­nected to the In­ter­net. The de­vice is de­signed to serve ex­ten­sive work­place needs, al­low­ing much more than movie watch­ing and email ser­vices.

Cisco’s Cius of­fers en­ter­prise-class se­cu­rity, as the de­vice is en­crypted and on get­ting lost or stolen the data re­mains en­tirely safe. It en­ables the most ad­vanced fea­ture, where the Cius tablet owner can re­motely re­move the data. Cius does not lack in any func­tion, as Cisco has in­te­grated its ex­ist­ing prod­ucts and col­lab­o­ra­tion tools in one tablet, thus mak­ing it a mul­tipur­pose busi­ness tool.

Cius uses the An­droid Soft­ware by Google and there­fore can down­load all of the An­droid based ap­pli­ca­tions on the sys­tem. The Ap­pli­ca­tion Store to be uti­lized by the Cius is Ap­pHQ, also giv­ing com­pa­nies the power to cre­ate their own ap­pli­ca­tion stores to be used by their em­ploy­ees work­ing on the de­vice. Even though it runs on the An­droid Op­er­at­ing Sys­tem, Cisco has made its own per­son­alised user in­ter­face which al­lows eas­ier com­mu­ni­ca­tion with the cor­po­rate con­tacts like em­ploy­ers, clients, cus­tomers, co-work­ers etc. The con­tacts can be reached through voice call­ing, video call­ing, in­stant mes­sag­ing, video con­fer­ences and on­line meet­ings.

The soft­ware is loaded with email, mes­sag­ing, web brows­ing and is ca­pa­ble of de­vel­op­ing, edit­ing and shar­ing con­tent saved in­ter­nally or ex­ter­nally in the cloud. The tablet acts as a vir­tual desk­top and video con­fer­enc­ing tool and has been de­signed to fit neatly into its dock­ing sta­tion which al­lows it to make eas­ier video calls in­te­grated with a tele­phone hand­set and speak­er­phone.

The 720p High Def­i­ni­tion front fac­ing and the 5 mega pixel rear cam­eras im­prove the qual­ity of video calls and are also pre­ferred for still im­ages. The seven inches touch screen de­vice has an 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi con­nec­tion as well as Blue­tooth and Mi­cro USB ports.

Cius al­lows users to al­ways re­main con­nected with a 3 Gi­ga­bytes mo­bile data ser­vice and Cisco’s built-in Vir­tual Pri­vate Net­work (VPN) soft­ware. Weigh­ing only around 1.15 pounds the de­vice ap­pears to be a very por­ta­ble tool for con­duct­ing busi­ness from any place in the world.

Cisco’s Cius will likely ap­peal to in­dus­tries and com­pa­nies that re­quire more se­cu­rity and more re­mote man­age­ment of de­vices. In­dus­tries such as health care or fi­nan­cial ser­vices are the high in­ter­est ar­eas for Cius

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