Connectivity is via Wi-Fi, 3G cellular services, Bluetooth, a micro USB port and HD display port. A detachable battery is claimed to offer eight hours usage.
The Cius also comes with a docking station incorporating a telephone handset: when inserted into the dock the combined unit effectively becomes a touchscreen business telephone handset.
Like the Apple iPad, an on-board accelerometer orients applications for viewing in portrait or landscape modes as the user rotates the device to their preferred viewing orientation
The Cius features a front-mounted 720p HD camera which refreshes at up to 30 frames per second; a rear-facing 5 megapixel camera; a seven inch (18cm) high-resolution widescreen super VGA touch-screen display; single-button TelePresence interoperability and dual noise-cancelling microphones for audioconferencing.
The Cius is supported by Cisco Unified Communications Manager and, according to Cisco, is easily integrated into existing Cisco customer environments. Communications are secured with Cisco AnyConnect VPN Security, part of the Cisco Borderless Networks architecture.
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