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Santa Takes Cisco Technology on Virtual Sleigh Ride Across U.K. and Ireland

…mbine the power of human and technology networks to multiply impact. Through the power of technology like Cisco TelePresence video conferencing solution, hospitalized children in the U.K. and Ireland can visit Santa Claus at the North Pole — or, more aptly, a studio decorated to look like the North Pole. In the U.K. and Ireland, Connected Santa has grown from five hospitals in 2009 to 14 in 2012, when we expect Cisco employees there to dist…

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Personal Telepresence Expands Capabilities with Cisco Unified Communications Integration

…are a lot of things possible with just a touch of a finger, including video collaboration, thanks to the Cisco TelePresence EX Series. Since its inception, this family of personal telepresence solutions for the desktop has enabled employees to instantly collaborate face-to-face, whether separated by a hallway, a street, or several time zones. Now, tighter integration with Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) brings rich telephony features…

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Demystifying the Catalyst: Video Application Monitoring and Troubleshooting

…ies in action. Use Case 1: Performance Monitoring Before Performance Monitoring: A firm has video IP phones and Telepresence collaboration service between 3 locations – San Francisco, London and Beijing. During times of traffic congestion or failures, users notice the poor video quality and raise IT trouble tickets. IT then investigates and repairs the affected area(s) of the network.  In this case, IT did not have means to detect the probl…

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NBA Gets a Slam Dunk with Cisco TelePresence

Telepresence is travelling outside of the boardroom and onto the basketball court—not only changing how the NBA conducts business, but also how its fans consume sports information. Similar to the transformation happening in the workplace, the rise of mobile devices and online access is changing how we experience and interact with sporting events. Attuned to these changes, the NBA is committed to collaboration technologies–like Cisco TelePr…

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Mobility, Collaboration and Cloud, Front and Center at Educause 2012

…w. Cisco engineer, Joe Tansey demonstrates how to record lectures and other educational content using the Cisco TelePresence Content Server. The Cisco Media Experience Engine (MXE) converts the content for display on a variety of devices, including smartphones and digital signs. The video is posted to the school’s secure Show and Share site, where it can be viewed and discussed online, 24×7 To review the current research on the benefits o…

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