Oct 28, 2021 MetriNote – Cisco Ups Commitment to Visual Collaboration
What’s the news?
Oct. 26, 2021 – Cisco came to its WebexOne customer event loaded up with a slew of new meeting, messaging, and calling features; interoperability and integration functionality; management capabilities; devices; and partnerships for its Webex collaboration portfolio. As Jeetu Patel, EVP/GM, Security & Collaboration, explained in his opening keynote, Cisco believes the future of work is “definitively hybrid,” and that “requires new thinking around the interplay of networking, security, and collaboration software as well as devices.” The focus of this MetriNote is on visual collaboration. This week, Cisco announced a new digital whiteboard device, the Webex Board Pro, as well as integration of Miro and Mural apps into Webex for virtual whiteboarding during meetings. Webex Board Pro features integrated video conferencing, with dual 4K cameras and directional audio, and a responsive 55- or 75-inch display for whiteboarding. This room device will be available in November 2021, starting at $8,995 for the smaller display and $14,995 for the larger one. For Webex, the Miro and Mural integrations are available today.