Cisco Cius

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A Cisco Cius

The Cisco Cius is a business-oriented, Android-based tablet computer from Cisco Systems.[1] The device, which was touted as an "enterprise tablet", was described as a mobile collaboration device that is bundled with Cisco's collaboration and applications suite and was targeted at the mobile workforce.[2] It was used together with a media dock that was sold separately.[3]

History[edit]

Cius was announced on June 29 at Cisco Live 2010[4]. Upon launch, it was reported that the device was not directly competing in the tablet market since it is aimed at organizations particularly those large enterprises that employ scattered workforce.[3] Additionally, the device was also marketed to companies that are developing Android-based app infrastructure as well as healthcare organizations due to its videoconferencing features.[3] In a demonstration, for instance, Cius was used in a live videoconferencing transmission from a submarine in the Aegean Sea.[5]

Cisco also collaborated with AT&T, which first sold the device, in an initiative to facilitate app development for Cius in partnership with third party developers.[6] Verizon also offered the device to its customers.[7]

The Cius discontinued on May 24, 2012, although it will still be offered on a limited basis.[8][9]

Specifications[edit]

  • Intel Atom 1.6 GHz processor with 1 GB RAM and 32 GB eMMC flash memory
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system[10]
  • 7” high-resolution touchscreen[11]
  • 720p HD video[11]
  • Front and rear cameras
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, 4G data, and Bluetooth[11]
  • Micro SD slot, micro USB connector, HDMI connector, 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
  • Removable battery[11]

There will also be an optional HD media station that will support USB, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, and a handset option.[12] Cius initially shipped with Android 2.2, an outdated system during its launch and was chosen due to the device's high security specifications.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PC Magazine, June 29, 2010 Cisco Tablet a reality, running on Android
  2. ^ Diaz, Sam (June 29, 2010). "Meet Cisco Cius: Android tablet for workers, students. Watch out, iPad?". ZDNet. Retrieved 2019-06-15.
  3. ^ a b c Perenson, Melissa (2011-07-12). "Hands On With the Cisco Cius Tablet". PCWorld. Retrieved 2019-06-15.
  4. ^ Cisco press release
  5. ^ Hamblen, Matt (2010-06-29). "Cisco launches Cius tablet for business". Computerworld. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  6. ^ Bort, Julie (2011-05-11). "Cisco CIUS tablet to be sold by AT&T". Network World. Retrieved 2019-06-18.
  7. ^ Kozlowski, Michael (2011-07-15). "Cisco Cius Tablet to Debut with Verizon in August". Good e-Reader. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  8. ^ Empowering Choice in Collaboration, Cisco Collaboration blog, May 24, 2012
  9. ^ Cisco Kills Off Cius Business Tablet, PC Mag
  10. ^ Cisco Cius product data sheet
  11. ^ a b c d Cisco Cius product page
  12. ^ Cisco Cius: Collaborate with Confidence Everywhere
  13. ^ "Cisco's Cius tablet is all business - TechCentral". techcentral.co.za. September 26, 2011. Retrieved 2019-06-19.

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