Cisco Planning on Bringing Its TelePresence Videoconferencing Technology to the Living Room in 2010

Cisco Corporate TelePresence CameraAt this time next year, reports, Cisco is hoping to launch a new consumer grade TelePresence TV camera — most likely under the Linksys brand — that will allow users to videoconference friends and family members at quality levels similar to its corporate TelePresence systems. Details are a little sparse at the moment of [...]

Linksys by Cisco Wireless Routers Take Security Up a Notch with Addition of Trend Micro’s Home Network Defender

Linksys Home Network Defender ScreenshotEveryone knows securing your home network and PCs is of vital importance. As such, Cisco has partnered with Trend Micro to bring an easy to manage, built-in solution called Home Network Defender to their line of Linksys Wireless-N routers. The new utility, which can be acquired via the products' latest firmware update, provides a central [...]

Cisco to Push into Home Electronics – Why?

I get and respect Cisco’s desire to dig deeper into the home, but I am not convinced that a piece of consumer electronics gear is the way to do it. According to the NYT, Cisco is looking to develop a “a digital stereo system that is meant to move music wirelessly around a house.” I [...]

Linksys Revamps Powerline Network Adapter Line

Linksys Powerline AdapterCisco is announcing their revamped Powerline adapters for the Linksys brand. The changes to the devices are mostly cosmetic. The new adapters are sleeker, black, and are redesigned to not impede on the second port in a standard wall socket. The new line comes in two forms, the Turbo and AV. Powerline Turbo is built [...]

Cisco Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Pure Networks

Cisco Acquires Pure NetworksCisco today announced its intent to purchase privately held Pure Networks, a Seattle-based leader in home networking-management software and tools. Pure Networks' home networking-management solution allows users to easily set up and manage a home network and connect a range of devices, applications and services within a home. Cisco believes the industry is amid a transition [...]

New Linksys by Cisco Simultaneous Dual-N Band Wireless Router Makes Home Networking Multimedia Friendly

Linksys WRT610NLinksys®, a Division of Cisco, and the recognized leading global manufacturer of wireless, and networking hardware for home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) and the small business user, today announced the Linksys by Cisco Simultaneous Dual-N Band Wireless Router (WRT610N). The WRT610N is designed to greatly enhance the entertainment experience for consumers who wish to take [...]