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It's not hyperbole to call Cisco's new umi telepresence system a revelation. Indications are that it will completely change the way we communicate long distance. We blogged about this new product a few weeks ago but now we get to give away two Cisco umi telepresence units complete with a year of service. If you have loved ones far away you really want to win this.The Cisco umi (pronounced: You-Me) helps family and friends be together in real time and high definition, whether they are around the corner or across the country. It connects to any existing HD television and broadband internet to deliver a real video communications experience through the TV that is so clear, natural and lifelike, users will see and hear their loved ones as if they are in the same room. The system lets you pan the room, zoom in or pull back. Privacy features like call screening and blocking, and a camera shutter that closes, keep users in control of their privacy. Video calls can be placed and received on any computer with a webcam and Google video chat.Cisco umi videos can be created and then shared on Facebook, YouTube, or email and you can check your video messages on-the-go with a laptop (new video message notices arrive via text on a mobile phone).
The product is available to demo and purchase ($599) in all Best Buy/Magnolia Home Theater stores across the country and ūmi is already being used on The Oprah Winfrey show to bring guests into her studio virtually. Within Magnolia Home Theatre stores, consumers will be able to experience Cisco ūmi, get expert advice on the product and required broadband, as well as purchase Cisco umi, with installation and support provided by Best Buy's famous Geek Squad.
Our giveaway includes two Cisco umi telepresence units plus a year of service, a total value of $1798. To enter just tell us who you want on the other end of that call.
* To enter, leave a confirmed comment below letting us know who you'll be sharing your Cisco umi telepresence with.
* The comment must be left and confirmed before December 13. 2010 at 5:00PM Eastern Time.
* You may only enter once.
* One winner will be selected in a random drawing.
* One winner will receive a pair of Cisco umi telepresence units and a year of service, a value of $1798.
* Open to legal residents of the continental United States (no Alaska or Hawaii) and the District of Columbia.
See complete giveaway rules here.
This contest is now closed. Thank you for your participation.