Cisco Cius Android Tablet Secure Enterprise Product Review

New Android Cisco business tablet Cisco Cius is different from all the other Android tablets available. It is also a video conferencing phone system, office, and at the end virtual desktop. There are two versions of the Cisco Cius, pronounced "see us". The 7 "tablet Android 7 runs a version of Cisco based on version 2.2 Froyo. HD works in 720p with 30 frames per second, and is a high-quality videoconferencing. It is a very different experience video calls you get from Google Talk or Skype, which are of lower resolution with a lower frame rate.

Specifications Cius:

    
Size: 5.5 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches
    
Weight: 1.2 lb
    
Screen resolution: 1024 x 600 pixels
    
Processor: Intel Atom Z615 1.6GHz
    
Memory: 1 GB of RAM and 32GB of Flash
    
Connections: micro USB, micro SD, micro HDMI
    
Wireless Connectivity: 802.11 a / b / g / n 3G and 4G in the future, Bluetooth 2.1
    
Operating System: Android 2.2.2 Froyo
    
Camera: Front and rear face 1280 x 720, 5 megapixel

Dock Specifications:

    
3 USB ports
    
Gigabit wired Ethernet
    
DisplayPort to VGA cables, DVI, HDMI
    
It can be powered by 802.3at PoE class 4

More

    
T
he tablet of the company is feasible with a controlled App Store.
    Endpoint Cisco IP telephony with video and voice calls.
    
Based on HD video terminal models with 720p resolution at 30 fps and two cameras.
    
S
afe operation with Cisco AnyConnect VPN.
    
Replaceable battery.

Disadvantages

    Heavier than Android tablets of similar size.
    
Requires other Cisco applications to take full advantage of the capabilities.
    
7 "form factor too small for complete client virtual desktop unless using XenApp.
    
7 "version has a lower resolution of the external display to 1024x600.
    
Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8.5.1 or later required.

The ICO can function as a full Android tablet with access only to the Google Apps Marketplace, but hope that most organizations do not want to limit just to be a tablet.

The first application to configure the Enterprise Deployment Cisco Cius is Cisco Unified Communications Manager version 8.5.1 or later. This provision applications and updates to the Cisco Cius. It allows the organization to create an App Store-house, with applications that can be learned from the Cisco App Store and Android Market. The first is that only applications that are approved can be loaded into the OIC organization. The second is the site or block user license for purchased applications. In addition, it central control tablet security.

Home Cius tablet station significantly increases capacity. Even the video output ports, both VGA dock and media tablet and HDMI, a disadvantage is the low resolution external size is limited to 1024x640 pixels.

The Cius docking station turns the Cisco Cius in a complete Cisco IP Phone. The best way to use a Cisco IP phone is connect it to a server of the Cisco Communications Manager. Cisco Communications Manager can be any business phone system and is currently the # 1 business phone system transportation in the world, so there are many organizations that could benefit from this feature. If an organization has a different phone system, you can still raise a small installation of the Cisco Communications Manager only for the Cisco Cius while integrating existing traditional phone system or to the Cisco corporate IP telephony system.

HD video capabilities in terms of the ICO conference end can be activated by connecting to the Cisco Communications Manager, but for all HD video conferencing capabilities, you better have Cisco video of infrastructure. It provides standards-based video calls to other organizations via the Internet, HD video conferences using a centralized conferencing codec and management of bandwidth for calls.

Cisco Cius can be used as a complete virtual desktop endpoint using VMware View or Citrix HDX receiver Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop. Both virtual desktop applications have advantages and disadvantages, and it is good that the Cisco Cius supports. In the factor "7 form when not using the external monitor, the most useful is Citrix XenApp, providing a capacity of application full screen.

It is important to run the Cisco Cius on a good network. Both the LAN and the WAN must have a good quality of service policy implemented, and there must be enough bandwidth for voice, video and virtual desktops flow. The advantage still use wireless for the call control is to allow the user to detach the Cius in the middle of a video or voice call and allow him to continue the call without interruption.

The Cisco Cius tablet is a new category that focuses on a very different market than consumer tablets from Apple and other Android tablet manufacturers. When deployed in a corporate environment that has the right types of back-end applications, it can be a very useful device. The two small screen size problems and low display resolution external screen Cius 7 "is a limitation to its use as a general purpose tablet. is a particularly good choice for organizations that have security problems and implementations of voice, video and existing virtualization.
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