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Cisco launches Cisco Webex Edge and new videoconferencing hardware

September 20, 2018 | Telepresence Options


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In the nearly 10 years since Cisco snatched up on-demand online meeting platform Webex, the San Jose company has become a veritable juggernaut in the videoconferencing space. More than 300 million customers tap its eponymous Cisco Collaboration suite every day and log more than 6 billion meeting minutes in Webex a month, and 1.5 million meetings rooms around the world have Cisco video devices.

But Cisco's not resting on its laurels. Today it announced an improved Webex meeting scheduler, an improved on-premises service for enterprise customers, and new hardware platforms for boardrooms, meeting rooms, and casual workspaces.

First up's a new way to join meetings. Instead of having to add dial-in information to a calendar invite manually, typing "@meet" (without quotes) now accomplishes the same thing -- regardless of whether the Webex deployment is on-premises, in the cloud, or a mix of both.

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