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Microsoft Lync Interoperability with Cisco Telepresence

No question there is a lot of buzz around Microsoft Lync. Planned interoperability between Cisco TelePresence endpoints and Microsoft Lync is targeted for delivery in the first half of calendar year 2011. The solution will consist of the same components and work the same way that Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server (VCS) and Cisco TelePresence Advanced Media Gateway work with Microsoft OCS 2007 R2 today. VCS will connect to the Lyn…


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When that Video Absolutely, Positively Has to Get Through”

…andards-based – The standards-based carrier-grade Ethernet infrastructure instills confidence and assures interoperability as service providers and broadcasters migrate their networks from time division multiplexing to IP/Ethernet-based video delivery. 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 se…


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FCoE/8G FC Interop Results: Look who supports end users…and who doesn’t

…ociation (FCIA) announced the completion of FCoE/8GFC Plugfest held recently at the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL).   While it looks like many vendors are on top of FCOE/8G interop testing, several major vendors were conspicuously missing: “Participating companies in the Plugfest included ATTO, Broadcom, Chelsio, Cisco, Emulex, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Ixia, JDSU, LSI, Mellanox Technologies, NetApp, QLogic and SANBlaze…


TelePresence for Everyone!

…dvancements, bring true pervasive video one step closer to reality and solve challenges around video delivery, interoperability and quality. What’s particularly exciting to me are the new endpoints, the Cisco TelePresence EX60 and the Cisco TelePresence System 500 32-inch, which extend the reach of the family of personal telepresence units with smaller footprint requirements and lower price points. The EX60 is a desktop system that is ideal…


Brocade’s “My Cousin Vinny” Approach to FCoE

…prove their products, they have taken great pains to work together to increase the number of products and their interoperability. Well, most vendors, at least. The FCIA FCoE Plug-fest, held at the UNH Interoperability Labs, have been going on for several years now. From time to time, Brocade participates. But this time around, they were a no-show. Brocade is, in effect, saying that the Cisco approach to FCoE has been “non-native,” pro…


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