Cisco Technology Major Unveils New Features to Enhance the Webex Experience


Tech major Cisco on Tuesday announced the launch of Webex Hologram, along with new features such as Webex’s interoperability with platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams as part of its efforts to deliver a complete hybrid work solution. from start to finish.

Webex offers a suite of tools and features to help users collaborate and engage. Over 1,000 new features have been added to Webex over the past 12 months to improve the experience of working in a hybrid environment that has been adopted by businesses around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cisco announced new features in its Webex ecosystem ahead of its WebexOne 2021 event. The US-based company unveiled a preview of its next-generation hybrid work collaboration product – Webex Hologram – which takes advantage of augmented reality headsets. (AR) to combine feature-rich Webex meeting functionality with immersive 3D holograms.

Webex Hologram is a big step towards our mission to provide a work experience so seamless that there is no gap between virtual and in-person collaboration, Cisco Security and Collaboration executive vice president told reporters. and GM Jeetu Patel at a briefing.

Webex Hologram is compatible with leading AR headsets such as Magic Leap and Microsoft HoloLens.

One of the new features introduced for Webex is optimizing voice to ensure that all participants can be heard clearly, regardless of their distance from a conference phone. Speaker selectivity will also help differentiate intended speech from background noise to remove annoying sounds.

Additionally, new features in Webex Collaboration Insights will help teams tackle common workforce fatigue and promote personal well-being. Personal Insights’ wellness and cohesion features will give teams an anonymous view of work time patterns, sentiment ratings, and focus time goals. A manager, for example, may see an increase in the number of team members working late at night and low rankings, and proactively figure out how to fix it.

“Technology has many powers, and the greatest of all is its ability to connect people and level the playing field for so many around the world,” Patel said.

“Our new Webex innovations are an important step forward in helping our clients unlock the potential of their hybrid workforces, enabling them to collaborate in new ways and generate an inclusive experience,” he added.

The new tools will also bring better intelligence to the camera. New people-focused camera capabilities, which will be available in December, will provide better clarity and optimized visuals of participants’ facial gestures and body language in the room. Cisco is also bringing new Webex hardware, including a professional luxury headset in partnership with Bang & Olufsen.

Following the acquisitions of Socio Labs and Slido, Cisco unveils an extensive portfolio of Webex events to help organizations run hybrid events of all types and sizes, from webinars to multi-session events and conferences.

Customers can host up to 10,000 participants in webinar mode and one lakh in webcast mode through Webex Webinars.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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