Our team has spent much time and money over the years transcribing videos. Its amazing how much we talk and you just never realize how much until you see it in writing. Google is taking some of their voice smarts with text to speech and offering it to the YouTube channel now. There are some translation options available as well and I would think options will only increase as this gets perfected over time.
[UPDATE: 11-29-09 – My good friend Munawar Hossain is the Product Manager for our MXE 3500 ‘Media Experience Engine’ and he reminds me that it performs transcription services already! This appliance and the capabilities it represents are a great example of how consumerization has created demand for enterprise quality capabilities that are just as easy to use. Check it out! -Robb]
We have used transcriptions with TechWiseTV in a couple of different ways over the years.
I always find the Cisco on Cisco information fascinating and I think it is great that we continue to invest in getting stories like this documented…there are many of course. My official office (outside of my home office) is technically our Richardson, TX campus and I watched from afar as they built Richardson 9 into this incredible data center. They never let me in but they consistently churned out updates and very nice overviews internal and external as to what was happening and why. There is an amazing amount of detail here presented in a very futuristic manner…but I do think it is highly valuable if you have any interest in Data Center and some insight into how Cisco ‘eats its own cooking.’
We focus so much on performance conversations and the new ISR G2 (Integrated Services Router, Generation 2) can certainly hold its own in that arena with 5X the performance of its predecessor…but if you are not careful, you are going to miss the change going on here. Yes its about video enablement and ‘branch office equality’…all good things…but look deeper into how services are getting delivered. Its about possibilities, flexibilities and opportunities. Turning on services needed in remote locations has historically been such a pain that it was simply avoided. These issues have been tackled head on. Talking about business benefits on something referred to as a router is never easy either. Our Borderless Hostess brought in her friend Mick Scully to help out:
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This is a great one today…you really must watch it..its security silly! The topic that just never quits… I apologize you get to see a lot of Jimmy Ray and I on this one…a few less guests than normal but we got the goods! The idea was to really narrow down the control points that still remain when your network is no longer identified by a physical entity or easily defined presence if you will. We took advantage of Jimmy Ray’s hacker skills and did our best to to walk in his shoes..what would he do? Where would he go? We flip it around each time of course and show what YOU would do in response….
Excitement, fear, trepidation…one always wonders what changes and what stays the same. The new Integrated Services Router (the G2) has a lot of fun new stuff to talk about …but… if you are an existing ISR customer with a decent investment in modules, education, comfort factor, etc…what happens to you? These are the questions Jimmy Ray put to our good friend, Matt Lambert.