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Three light beams that emanated from OpenDaylight Summit

…s to compress the infinite ways vendors can built products to a bounded, agreed upon set of behaviors and interfaces. Customers are real beneficiaries of such an open initiative due to this standardization and better product interoperability. As Vijay Pandey from IBM aptly said in one of his presentations, open source initiatives like ODL “promote innovation and raise the value bar.” Cisco firmly believes in and supports such open source…

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Open-Sourced H.264 Removes Barriers to WebRTC

…ut transcoding, to a large set of existing clients from a multitude of vendors. Regarding H.264, Jan Färjh, Vice President, Head of Standardization and Industry at Ericsson, states: “Support in WebRTC for H.264 enables interoperability with most video-capable mobile devices, which is great for industry acceptance.” Finally, if you’ve read my blog or attended our recent annual Collaboration Summit, you will have heard our mission for…

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A Crypto Conversation: How We Choose Algorithms

…the need to securely talk with other devices on the Internet, we are compelled to ensure that there are interoperable, secure crypto options within our products. As a direct result of customer feedback, we strive to achieve interoperability using international standards. Our customers prefer standards, as they tend to drive openness and royalty-free implementation options. International laws — These laws come in many forms, but for us, they…

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A Global Standard for Narrowband Power Line Communications

…f 2013. HomePlug Netricity for Conformance and Interoperability Certification With the imminent arrival of the 1901.2 standard comes the need for a certification program to insure product conformance to the specification and interoperability between multiple vendor’s product offerings.  The HomePlug Powerline Alliance is rising to this challenge.  HomePlug’s Netricity program, with the full support of Cisco, is moving smartly ahead with…

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#EngineersUnplugged S3|Ep6: Radio Interoperability

Welcome back! We take things to the street in this episode of Engineers Unplugged. Ronald Beck (@tallnetninja) and Mark Gonsalves (Cisco) discuss real world two-way communications when there are radio interoperability challenges. Enter IPICS server and the policy engine. Because you really want comms in the field to work. This is a great episode full of real-world examples, let’s watch: Street smart unicorns from Mark Gonsalves and Ronald…

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