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4K Broadcast Trialed in End of Year Lakers Game- Come see it with Cisco at NAB!

…dcast of the game. And what a game! ESPN reporter Baxter Holmes declared it “one of the most stunning upsets in NBA history,” with the Lakers winning, 115-105. And then there was the 4K part of the story — equally stunning, in a different way. Cisco’s part of the trial involved our AnyRes Live Encoder, and G10 set-top box. Here’s how it came together: The AnyRes Live software encoder running on our UCS platform ingested four baseband, 3 Gbp…

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Cisco Networking Academy Students Shine at NBA All-Star 2015

At last month’s National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star, the world’s best basketball players showcased their skills, with high flying dunks, pin-point shooting and head-turning passes during a weekend full of non-stop action. Above the hardwood floor and behind the arena’s closed doors, some of the event’s “most valuable players” were busy showing off their own skills, monitoring a massive network to make sure fans didn’t miss any of the…

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The Evolution of the #ConnectedFan

…player’s health and performance. In fact, during a recent panel hosted by Cisco, David Cho, Adidas Director of NBA Partnerships, shared how monitoring a player’s heart rate during gameplay can help coaches decide when they should take a player off the court before reaching fatigue and his performance takes a dive. For fans, this new, fascinating kind of data presents even more opportunities to enrich the relationship between fan and player. Imag…

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Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team: The MVP’s of NBA All-Star 2015

On Sunday night, some of the NBA’s best players competed in the 2015 NBA-All Star Game, putting on a show full of slam dunks and no-look passes. Behind the scenes, Cisco Networking Academy students worked side-by-side with the NBA’s IT team, monitoring the arena’s networks and telephones to make sure fans didn’t miss out on the exciting on-court action. The final night of festivities was the culmination of a once-in-a-lif…

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Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team: On the Court with Andrew at NBA All-Star 2015

…as they set up wireless access points, provided network troubleshooting, and soaked in the sights and sounds of NBA All-Star 2015. They shared their stories from Madison Square Garden, the Barclays Center, and other event venues through journal entries, photo slideshows, and videos! Read about Andrew’s experience on NBA All-Star Sunday!: My final days working with the NBA’s IT Team in New York City were a little slower than before, as the w…

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