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January 21, 2013
Cisco Jabber Gets IP Communications Capabilities from Logitech

By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor

A series of enhancements designed to make IP communications even more user friendly has be introduced by Logitech for use in conjunction with Cisco's (News - Alert) Jabber UC platform. These innovative capabilities have been made to reduce the cost and complexity of communication and collaboration in any organization.

This unique enterprise-grade keyboard with integrated phone and video call controls is designed exclusively for Cisco Jabber, making it fast and easy to communicate through a computer or thin client in virtual workspace environments.

 The Logitech (News - Alert) UC Solution for Cisco 725-C  includes the innovative Logitech UC Keyboard K725-C with dedicated keys for managing calls on a computer or virtual desktop, the full-HD Logitech C920-C Webcam and the ergonomically shaped Logitech M525-C Wireless Mouse.

Logitech has completed interoperability verification testing required by Cisco for the Logitech UC Solution for Cisco 725-C.

The Logitech UC Solution for Cisco 725-C comprises of  the keyboard, webcam and mouse and enables users to perform “hot desking” work environments, where users don’t have a permanently assigned desk or cubicle. Interestingly, it allows users to develop their own customized virtual workspace, with new collaboration options to increase productivity and work more effectively.

It is expected to be available worldwide beginning in March 2013 with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Resale Price (MSRP) of $269.99.

“We created the Logitech UC Keyboard to replicate the familiar physical controls of a traditional desk phone, giving UC users new options to collaborate using soft phones and video,” said Eric Kintz, senior vice president and general manager of Logitech for Business. “The Logitech C920-C webcam further enhances this experience with true-to-life HD video clarity, while the Logitech M525-C mouse represents Logitech’s heritage in human-centric peripherals that boost user productivity and satisfaction. We are delighted that Cisco shares our vision and has given us the opportunity to design products for Cisco Jabber.”

Phil Sherburne, vice president of Enterprise Smart Solutions at Cisco noted that, “The keyboard call controls, in particular, are an important new approach for bridging the gap between the physical and virtual worlds of unified communications – making users more productive and thus increasing return on investment for UC deployments, including those within Cisco’s VXI virtual workspace environments.”

With companies of all sizes moving to IP, particularly looking to leverage the benefits of VoIP and unified communications, it is not surprising that a variety of suppliers such as Logitech are looking for ways to add value in terms of the user experience.

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Edited by Peter Bernstein

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