Networking giant Cisco yesterday, launched the Cisco Internet Mobile Office (CIMO), designed to facilitate connectivity for the travelling workforce through wireless offerings installed in airports, hotels, conference centres and cafes.
Cisco channels manager Kip Cole carried off an almost faultless demonstration of a series offerings, including Cisco's IP telephones, Longreach Ethernet, and wireless area network cards, revealing how these might work together in a real world situation.
The key to the technology is that it allows IT departments to deploy a single user interface for various types of remote access connectivity including dial-up, ISDN and broadband. In a PT Barnumesque display, Cole also demonstrated how Cisco could use the new technology to provide high speed connections through a range of media from flat telephone wire, to power cable and even barbed wire.
Although it was conducted in conjunction with Cisco partners inter-touch and iPass, Cisco confirmed it is on the lookout for networking based system integrators capable of rolling the solution out to business "hot spots" across Australia.