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It’s a Common Theme… Video, Video and More Video

…sp;big news on the TelePresence (Collaboration / Video) front.  First, we announced the release of an interoperability protocol to the public domain that allows multi-screen TelePresence systems to interoperate.  This is a very significant step in creating a new open standard for TelePresence, similar to other industry video standards.  Secondly, we announced two new endpoints (Cisco TelePresence System 3010 and 3210) tha…


De Beer Announces End of the Word at Cisco Live

…em 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. T…


How Internet standards are born

…vations to standards, it’s really part of our culture. Our customers ultimately benefit from openness and interoperability. But it’s important to keep in mind that solutions take time to be developed and tested before they’re ready for the standards process.  Who are the most important people in standards development?The most important person involved in the process is the customer. Even if the customer isn’t at the m…


VTC — empowering the new Guard

…solutions that would require significant investments and overhauls in their network infrastructure. This is why interoperability is so important for the National Guard, Air National Guard and other agencies. VTC solutions, such as those offered by TANDBERG, are interoperable and can function with network equipment from many different vendors. This ensures VTC solutions can be implemented without significant investments and overhauls in the datace…