Three Cisco Brands Are Aimed at the Home Market
Cisco is adding Media Hub home servers and Linksys Wireless Home Audio players to Linksys' well established line of home and small business networking gear.
Set-top boxes connected to large-screen TVs in millions of homes give Cisco a unique position at the heart of home entertainment. The difficulty: These boxes are owned and controlled by cable and phone companies—and Cisco isn't eager to cross them.
Cisco acquired Pure Digital, maker of the cheap and ultra-simple Flip video cameras, in March. The goal: Bring telepresence—high-quality videoconferencing—to consumers.