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

…o a particular media endpoint is usually based on location. The media endpoint located in the lobby of a sports stadium is highly likely to be playing media content which differs from that sent to a player in an executive suite. By applying location services, dynamically learnt from the network, it’s possible to automate the provisioning of these media endpoints and even ensures that the correct content is played, even if the endpoint is moved fr…

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

…at Cisco In just a mere few hours, all eyes will be set on the “Big Game,” as kickoff comes to us from Cowboys Stadium. Every year the Big Game draws billions of viewers worldwide, and people come from all over the globe to attend the game live. With the advent of high-definition video, fans are able to get a feel for the game unlike ever before at home. However, true sports enthusiasts continue to swear by the in-person experience, and there is…

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Big, Bigger, And Then Texas Stadium

…t 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 n…

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When that Video Absolutely, Positively Has to Get Through

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6H6CcGiuFo”

…y. Ultimately our goal is to help broadcasters and service providers build next-generation contribution (e.g., stadium to studio), primary distribution (e.g., studio to service provider) and secondary distribution (e.g., service provider to customer) networks that deliver high-quality video on a converged architecture. One network operator that has already implemented the Cisco IP NGN Video Optimized Transport solution is Mahanagar Telephone Nig…

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The Broadband Consumer Dilemma

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LkusicUL2s#t=02m00s”

…here are a lot of people like me.  Our level of expectation is pretty outrageous and only getting higher.  In a stadium with 100,000 other smartphone carrying people, the air is filled with complaints about mobile connectivity, with the complainers not giving thought to the fact that they are in the midst of effectively 1/7th the population of my city packed into a single square block and seemingly all of them are tweeting, foursquaring, or faceb…

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