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Santa’s Using Cutting-Edge Internet Video Technology to Deliver Old Fashioned Christmas Cheer at Hospitals in the U.S. and Canada


“The Cisco Santa Claus Connection”

This holiday season, hospitalized children who otherwise would not have the chance to meet with Santa Claus will be able to see and speak with jolly old St. Nick through the magic of an Internet video telephone from Cisco Systems, Inc.

Children in Montreal, New York, Boston and San Diego will be given a special opportunity to see and talk live with Santa during a special video telephone call that connects kids with the North Pole by pressing a single button on the video phone. It’s a unique, hi-tech opportunity for children to share their special requests with Santa.

The children and family members will gather in common areas in the hospitals where the Cisco video telephony equipment will be set up for the calls. At hospitals that have Internet connections in their patient rooms, the video telephony system will be transported to those rooms so children too sick to leave their rooms can participate in the program. Cisco will provide Christmas gifts for the children at the hospitals.

Dec. 9: Sainte Justine Hospital in Montreal, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)
Dec. 13: Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian, 12 to 5 p.m. ET
Dec 15: Children’s Hospital Boston from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET
Dec. 22: Children’s Hospital San Diego from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Time

Sainte Justine Hospital, Montreal, Canada
Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian, New York
Children’s Hospital Boston
Children’s Hospital San Diego

PLEASE RSVP IF YOU WISH TO VISIT HOSPITAL(S): Please contact Rob Lopez, Cisco Systems, 415-945-9890 or e-mail as slots are limited. Highlights of last year’s event can be viewed by clicking on the attached link:

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