Cisco’s comprehensive TV platform, Videoscape, brings new exciting entertainment experiences for consumers and new revenue streams for Service Providers with new ‘video in the cloud’ services. Today at CES, Cisco is launching several new Videoscape products and announcing how major service providers including Rogers Communications of Canada, YES of Israel and Numéricable of France, have selected Videoscape to deliver their next generation video services.
These new Videoscape products power ‘video in the cloud’ experiences by bringing live and on demand video together, offering a consistent look and feel across devices whether its a PC, MAC, iPad, iPhone or Android device. Videoscape is leading Service Providers through the migration, with a unique open software platform, providing a path to an all IP-based video infrastructure. Service Providers can now provide their consumers the ability to move, pause and resume video content on any device, following them whenever they go.
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Tags: Any Screen TV, CES, cloud, IP-based video, Numericable, Rogers, tv anywhere, video in the cloud, videoscape, YES
This week the ATC21S consortium is in London for the 2012 Education World Forum (EWF). The EWF, held once per year, is a prestigious global summit for education ministers. This event brings government representatives, industry leaders, and major organizations from more than 60 countries together and provides a forum for rich discussion on current issues, cutting-edge advancements, and the most important needs in education at the local, national, international, and global scale.
Day one of the EWF kicked off with welcome messages from international luminaries, followed by two plenary sessions with involvement from key ATC21S members.
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Tags: 21st century skills, edreform, education, transforming education
By Ken Morse, CTO, Cisco Service Provider Video Technology Group
And here we are, video-side friends, at the start of yet another year. As we move together into 2012, I hereby declare this to be the year of the gateway.
The natural sidekick to the gateway, of course, is the client — and by “client,” I mean virtual or “soft” set-tops. CPE, and CPE software. The suite of stuff that’s going to connect up all the tablets, laptops, and new video screens we keep purchasing, as consumers, to the screens we’re used to watching (meaning TVs) for premium, subscription video content.
Let’s look more closely at the gateway, since I just so boldly declared 2012 to be its breakthrough year. And in particular, allow me to hone in on the Multiscreen Video Gateway line we’ve been working on and trialing with customers over the last year. A quick look under the hood of the Cisco 9800 series gateway, Read More »
Tags: Cisco, cox communications, docsis, Lightreading, media gateway, multiscreen gateway, Service Provider, video
Need a new phone system? These resources can help
A phone system is critical to your company’s success. Without it, your business would be, well, out of business. A voice system that is cloud-based or that runs over your existing IP network provides several advantages over a traditional private branch exchange (PBX) system—from improving customer service and increasing employee productivity to saving your company money.
In this last installment of our Technology Roundup series, we provide resources that can help you choose the voice system that best fits your small business.
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Tags: phone system, small_business, small_business_phone_system, Voice_over_IP, voip
There’s something exciting happening to teleconferencing. It’s called Cisco TelePresence WebEx OneTouch and it extends Cisco TelePresence meetings to Cisco WebEx users. This is an ideal solution for business customers who want to maximize the power of their video communication.
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Tags: Cisco, mobile, Online Meeting, TelePresence, video conference, WebEX