How the Cisco DX80 Works with Other Videoconferencing Systems
The Cisco DX80 videoconferencing kit is optimized to work best when communicating with other DX80 devices connected through a Cisco network backbone. But not every hospital will have such a homogeneous environment, and doctors may need to talk with experts outside of their office or even outside their healthcare system.
To work accurately and securely with other conferencing systems, the DX80 uses Cisco Expressway software that optimizes video streams from non-Cisco devices as much as possible.
The DX80 also can tap into Cisco Webex to let users communicate securely outside an organization. To enable this function, simply invite an external user to conference using a secure Webex instance. A secure meeting room will be created for invited participants.
Using the DX80 this way makes it more of a collaboration and teleconferencing server than just a phone, though all the heavy lifting is being done in the cloud. The DX80 is simply setting up and controlling the experience.
There are many useful functions when using a DX80 in this way: The software allows for collaboration and the sharing of documents between users, regardless of their location or hardware. Remote users can share their screens and files, even if they’re not using a Cisco device or are simply working from their desktops or laptop computers.
While using a pure Cisco network populated with Cisco devices makes for the best videoconferencing experience, that might not be possible within a massive healthcare system, and certainly not when including colleagues from other organizations. The included software — largely invisible to the user — is necessary to bridge those gaps.
Once again, when talking with users who may be using videoconferencing tools from other vendors, Cisco has opted to provide the best possible videoconferencing experience for healthcare users with the easiest-to-use interface.
In healthcare conferencing, the most important thing is that the call goes through. The DX80 videoconferencing kit does absolutely everything possible to ensure that it does.
CAMERA: 1920x1080 pixels
PROCESSOR: Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 1.5GHz
MONITOR: 23-inch capacitive touch screen LCD
LOCAL STORAGE CAPACITY: 8GB eMMC flash memory
DIMENSIONS: 20.2x22.2x3.5 inches
WEIGHT: 15.65 pounds