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Cisco To Launch Home Telepresence Gear

Cisco is set to launch the consumer version of its high end video conferencing technology.

The San Jose, California-based company has entered the video conferencing for mass industry market, currently dominated by cheap web cameras and free Internet-based telephony services such as Skype, tech news site Information Week reports.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the networking giant is developing a telepresence product for homes which may require a camera and a connecting device between HD TVs and Internet.

“Cisco has been trying to woo companies with conferencing-room setups it markets under the term "telepresence," to indicate the realism of the experience. It has also been using acquisitions to beef up its capabilities in the field,” the WSJ reported on Thursday.

The company is expected to announce the device at an upcoming press mee, however, the media representative of the company has refused to comment on the report. The device is set to be made available for around $600, along with a monthly subscription plan of $30.