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June 28, 2012

Cisco releases Connect Cloud software for Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers

SimpleTapä allows consumers connect devices to their Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router with a tap of a button

By CBR Staff Writer

Networking firm Cisco has released its Connect Cloud, a software platform for Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers that simplifies how consumers connect, control and interact with their connected devices.

The new software platform is designed to handle the complicated technical aspects of home network set-up and connecting devices to the network.

Cisco has also released Connect Cloud mobile app, which provides access to Cisco Connect Cloud on a smartphone or tablet, while at home or on the go.

Connect Cloud features SimpleTapä, which allows consumers connect devices to their Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router with a tap of a button or with a swipe or scan of a device or tag.

The company has also unveiled a set of mobile apps from third party developers that provide extended experiences to Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers.

The first six mobile apps for Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers include: Block the Bad Stuff, HipPlay, Gemini IP Camera Viewer, Twonky Video, Device Monitoring and Netproofer.

Block the Bad Stuff is developed by Fresh Consulting to bring safe web surfing to Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers in an easy way. It protect all users and devices from accessing content from security vulnerable sites, adult content and other non-family friendly sites.

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HipPlay allows users to play, beam, share photos, music, videos on their phone, tablet, PC, Mac or TV easily.

Gemini IP Camera Viewer app for iPhone enables home monitoring at home and on the go for consumers on smartphones and tablets via Wi-Fi and cellular networks.

Twonky Video is a mobile browser for smartphones and tablets to browse online video services and "beam" them to your Smart TV or AirPlay devices.

Device Monitoring app "watches" user’s connected devices and gives him real-time status updates about the devices while Netproofer helps parents restrict access to specific websites for all users or per specific device.

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