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Cisco TelePresence, One Year Later

…ingle call control infrastructure based on Cisco Unified Communications Manager so that voice and video work the same for users — Led the drive to interoperability through industry standards by placing the Telepresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP) into the public domain and creating market leading infrastructure products like Cisco TelePresence Server which connects any Cisco endpoint with products from Polycom, LifeSize and others…

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Multi-vendor MPLS-TP Interoperability Demonstrated for Packet Transport Networks

…by the IETF to allow service providers to cost effectively migrate existing transport networks to packet based solutions. Recently EANTC conducted an MPLS-TP Interoperability Event which focused on testing and demonstrating interoperability of key IP/MPLS and Carrier Ethernet features between multiple vendor platforms. This represented a critical technology demonstration for service providers as they begin their migration to packet transport…

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The Real (Networking) Stars of Los Angeles

…eard a number of positive comments at the event: “The ability to do Carrier Ethernet and MPLS-TP in one machine is important” “CPT satellite architecture is unique and provides great density” “Smallest ROADM in the industry” Interoperability: Interoperability is another challenge facing providers. Several vendors have shown] 100 Gig at the transport layer interconnecting packet platforms to the DWDM layer. A true end-user test is comprised of…

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There is No Split Standard in MPLS OAM

…that will cause interoperability problems between MPLS-TP and MPLS. It is accurate that there is an alternative OAM based on ITU-T Y.1731 (Ethernet OAM) proposed by a number of vendors and countries and indeed, it will cause interoperability issues. As a strong believer in standards, I certainly hope that a second approach does not occur because vendors and customers do not need the additional cost burden that a lack of interoperability causes….

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Open-standards TIP Gains Momentum Across the TelePresence Industry

We are excited by yesterday’s news that Polycom is adopting the TelePresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP), the only open, multi-screen Telepresence interoperability protocol that is currently available. In the video below, David Hsieh, Vice President of Marketing for Cisco TelePresence and the Emerging Technologies Group, discusses why this announcement is exciting for advancing interoperability throughout the industry and how it can…

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