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De Beer Announces End of the Word at Cisco Live

…hem in person. The second—and rather more obvious—requirement for getting more people using video is interoperability. When Cisco launched TelePresence, one key piece of customer feedback was a desire to communicate with systems from other vendors.  The TelePresence interoperability issue has since largely been overcome and De Beer announced another piece of the jigsaw this morning in Barcelona. From today, Cisco is licensing its…


Interoperability key for meeting federal mandates

…doing the same for interagency collaboration, but the lack of connected systems remain a roadblock. This is why interoperability of VTC solutions is so important. Interoperability is essential for allowing disparate networks and VTC solutions to work together. Also, with cyber attack and network security on the minds of all agencies, firewalls and other security measures are often put in place with little to no consideration for video networks….


How Internet standards are born

I recently had the chance to catch up with Eliot Lear, a Consulting Engineer at Cisco who has been involved in the open standards movement for over 20 years. Eliot has submitted eight Requests for Comments (RFC), the documents that form the basis of Internet standards. Over my time here, I’ve come to understand how important standards efforts are to Cisco, and I wanted to find out more from one of our very own experts. Here Eliot’s a…


VTC — empowering the new Guard

TANDBERG recently had the honor of attending the 2009 National Guard Bureau Joint Information Technology Conference in Florida, where the focus was increasing communication and collaboration among Guard units and between the National Guard and Air National Guard. As the nation’s primary homeland defense and the first line for bringing assistance, aid and relief to areas of America damaged by natural disasters, the National Guard and Air National…


Can you see me now?

We recently authored a post in response to an article that quoted Continental Airlines CEO Larry Kellner who shot down his company’s first forays into video teleconferencing (VTC)due to quality and because business is done “in the bar, over dinner, at the golf course.” The truth is, that was then, and this is now. The VTC technologies available today have seen significant increases in picture and audio quality. Two major developments, the introd…