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Cisco and the NBA are ready for the Playoffs

Throughout the season, the NBA Replay Center has found itself at the center of some of the game’s most gripping plays. Time stands still as fans, players and coaches all wait with bated breath as the close calls are confirmed. Such was the case on March 30th when the Sacramento Kings played the Memphis Grizzlies and Courtney Lee’s jaw-dropping buzzer beater turned an intense game of basketball on its head. As the ball went in the net, no one in…

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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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