Cisco Systems has introduced a new high-end videoconference system for the home. The “Umi” is aimed to compete with video chat services like Skype, but while Skype’s service is free, the umi retails for $599 plus a $24.99 monthly fee. The biggest difference between Cisco’s umi and other online videoconferencing services is the quality. When using umi a user experiences less frequent pixelationions and interruptions.

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