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Where are you? Location and Media – How location awareness will affect rich media applications

Does it really matter where you are? Increasingly it might; even for the rich media applications that customers are starting to deploy on their networks. Location services are already emerging as a powerful transformative force in consumer electronics. Smartphone applications can already use your location to do anything from finding you the nearest Thai restaurant to locating the nearest available parking space. Increasingly essential tools for…

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Countdown to the Big Game: Cowboys Stadium and the Evolution of the Connected Fan

…anization that understands and embraces the rapid pace of technology innovation and the need to future-proof its stadium. By partnering with Cisco to deploy leading technology solutions, the Cowboys have a stadium that can meet fan expectations today and well into the future. The Cowboys understood they would need technology solutions that would provide a dynamic high-definition experience for fans, the flexibility needed to offer advertisers and…

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Big, Bigger, And Then Texas Stadium

…ut I’d have to say that for me, the meeting of the week award goes to a wireless deployment site visit at Cowboy Stadium with an all access pass. The scale and scope of that building is beyond hyperbole. There simply is no single word to describe the Cowboy Stadium. It turns out that $1.3 billion buys an awful lot of steel, glass, concrete, and electrical infrastructure. For the Super Bowl there next week, you’ll be spending approx $23K per seat…

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When that Video Absolutely, Positively Has to Get Through

Let’s face it - dancing cats are cute and apocalyptic visions of the future without IPv6 can be entertaining, but a glitch or two…or a “video not available” won’t violate any service level agreements. But what happens if the FIFA World Cup broadcast goes down? Or the “Auburn-Alabama” football game? Or the amazing live video feed of those copper miners in Chile being rescued? Millions will know immediately, and if it’s a paid event - millio…

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The Broadband Consumer Dilemma

I’m writing this en route back to Austin, flying at over 500 miles per hour at an altitude of 35,000 feet. And I’m really frustrated that the in-flight internet isn’t working. It is truly absurd. Not that it’s not working but that I “expect” to maintain constant connectivity while being in a flying can more than 6 miles up in the sky. But I do. I’m not proud of it…and even wince a bit because I recall a comedian who in a skit made fun of r…

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