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Connected Driving Experience at Cisco Live

 Your car GPS alerts you on an accident and automatically found the best detour. The car ahead of you suddenly brakes and your car adjusts automatically.  Your car alerted your mechanic that something is ‘not quite right’ and started sharing diagnostic data, before you set out on your excursion.

During your road trip, your car guides you to the nearest gas station when you’re driving on empty in the middle of a strange town. You sneak in one last meeting before arriving at the campsite. Your car ensured that your conference call never had to reconnect even while going through the tunnel.

Now, if your car is going to be this smart, then it must be able to deliver critical information not only fast, but also securely and reliably.

This is the vision for the Cisco Connected Car.  Cisco’s expertise in delivering enterprise grade connectivity to Fortune 500 companies is being customized for passenger vehicles.  Cisco provides an end-to-end architecture that comprises an intelligent software client in the vehicle, a reliable roadside and backhaul framework and an automotive cloud infrastructure that is highly scalable, secure and fast.  This architecture is designed to seamlessly manage and deliver mission critical information to millions of connected cars.

This robust framework provides the foundation for a whole new suite of automotive applications.  Cisco believes that the Internet of Cars is an excellent use case of how The Internet of Everything will transform the way we drive and the automotive business.  The Internet of Everything brings together people, process, data and things to make networked connections between vehicles to vehicles, vehicles to people, and vehicles to everything a growing necessity. Cisco recently released an Internet of Everything Economic analysis that identified a $350 billion value at stake when connected commercial vehicles are connected.

Check out the Connected Car Demo featured at Cisco Live below

Learn more about the Cisco Connected Car vision by visiting the Cisco Internet of Things (IoT) Booth (#1558) within the Partner Pavilion at Cisco Live..  You’ll find interactive demos and cars talking to traffic lights and other cars.   Don’t forget to bring along your great ideas to enter our contest to win some great prizes!

You can also find more info on our website at

www.cisco.com/go/connectedcar

Florida Shines with Connected Justice

The verdict is in. The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida’s innovative interpretation services are revolutionizing the legal system throughout the Sunshine State.

On a public sector roundtable today at Cisco Live!, the Ninth Circuit’s Trial Court Administrator Matt Benefiel shared insights on the Florida court system and the challenges the state faced in providing equal services to its culturally and demographically diverse communities.

With citizens speaking English, Spanish, Creole, Mandarin, Russian, Vietnamese and a number of other languages, including those who communicate through American Sign Language (ASL), the state of Florida was spending millions of dollars each year on court interpretation services. Read More »

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The Internet of Everything: a Future Vision, Arriving Today

This week I had the privilege of speaking at Cisco Live 2013 about the coming explosion in connectivity among people, processes, data, and things, which Cisco calls the Internet of Everything (IoE).

This massive technological and societal shift promises to transform and accelerate our lives in profound ways as the number of connected objects soars from 10 billion today to 50 billion (and rising) by 2020.

Yet even before I left for Orlando or gave my first Cisco Live presentation, I saw ample evidence that IoE is not just a vision of the future. Increasingly, it is the Internet of today—and evolving rapidly all around us.

IoE represents the orchestration of a bevy of emerging technologies, including Big Data analytics, video, mobility, cloud, and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. And it will ultimately infuse almost everything—roads, jet-engine parts, shoes, refrigerators, soil, supermarket shelves, you name it—with cheap, tiny sensors that will generate terabytes of data to be sifted for key insights.

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Enterprise Networks at CiscoLive Day1 Recap

Hi Everyone! My trusty film crew and I are here at CiscoLive! Orlando. It has been great so far with the launch of the new Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series, Cisco 4451-X, Cisco ASR 1000-AX, and Sup8E for the Catalyst 4500!  Over the next few days we’ll be doing interviews with some of the awesome people here at Cisco who helped create these technologies, as well as other people doing interesting demos, and some with unique perspectives.

To kick things off, we get a little sittly with the 6800 and I got an interview with Shawn Wargo on what’s exciting about Instant Access.  Enjoy and let me know what you think.

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Metageek Chanalyzer Pro + Cisco CleanAir = Powerful RF Visualization

As I partake in Cisco Live! activities, I wonder how the network team handles the thousands of geeks with their 3-4 geek toys each connecting to Wi-Fi from anywhere around the convention center.  I know a thing or two about how they went about planning, but hey, there is always Murphy’s Law that creeps up and nothing (always) works as planned…surprise surprise… think about the size of this conference and the World of Solutions (trade show floor) where so many of the partners want to show off their latest and greatest capability by setting up their own network. BAM: you have interference of all kinds all over the place. It’s a good thing the AP’s that are deployed have Cisco CleanAir® Technology to automatically classify and mitigates the interference. But wouldn’t it be great to be able to visualize the interference and the RF?

Enter visualization and Metageek.

It doesn’t take long for someone in the wireless industry to know that Metageek’s geeks know a thing or two about giving sizzle to RF and packets. We’ve certainly been around long enough, so that’s why we’ve been working with Metageek to cook up the Chanalyzer Pro with Cisco CleanAir® , the industry’s most advanced spectrum intelligence technology with the industry’s most visually captivating and comprehensive RF analysis tool. Perhaps you caught yesterday’s press release?

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