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March 31, 2013

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MOCET

Hi, Andy and Michael:

Yes, we have a full API on the Communicator that would allow a developer to either add hardware control of the device to their existing app rather easily or to completely build a new app that would control the hardware. For example, we have several different partners that are looking to do simple things like light up the MWI when there is a message in their app. One is going much further and wants to build a trading floor turret based on the Communicator.

Ironically, this makes our device a more open platform than the Glass or Panasonic products in the way that Apple has made the iPad a platform with more than 200,00 unique apps.

Thanks

marc.

Andy Abramson

Micheal,

As you point out the Glass had some issues, while the Panasonic product even with older Android OS seemed snappier. Part of the issue with both is the lack of APIs for this kind of hardware which is why the Mocet is better in my book right now.

Mjgraves

Andy,

Have you actually used a Glass 1000? I had one for a few weeks last year. I found it basically unusable at the time. For one thing, the handset is intolerably light. This might seem like a small thing, but it's a very real problem if you're trying to create an impression of quality.

http://www.mgraves.org/2013/03/back-to-basics-a-telephone-handset-should-just-feel-good/

On the matter of Cisco as a non-innovator, I completely agree.

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