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This Bus Rocks

There’s a neat interactive section on Cisco.com that shows off the networked and digitally tricked out tour bus for one of my favorite bands, Paramore.

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Ask the Experts – Virtually

We have two live Ask the Expert events coming up in Cisco Live and Networkers Virtual. The Ask the Expert events are part of our content partnership with the Cisco Support Community. Take advantage of these opportunities to ask your questions of various Cisco experts and get answers live, real-time.

Ask The Expert 20 April: Expert Help on Troubleshooting Wireless Control Systems

Join us on April 20 at 10:00 a.m. PST for this live, interactive event on www.ciscolivevirtual.com.

Join Cisco expert Lucien Avramov, a technical leader in the Network Management Group in San Jose Technical Assistance Center (TAC), as he provides problem-solving techniques for Cisco Wireless Control System and Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module during this virtual session.

Event:

Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert: Troubleshooting Wireless Control Systems

Date:

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Time:

10:00 a.m. Pacific/1:00 p.m. Eastern

Location:

 www.ciscolivevirtual.com

This event is open to all customers and partners. We look forward to your participation.

Ask The Expert 13 May: Get To Know The Software Center

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Cool Cisco web page of the month

This has gotta be my favorite page of those I’ve stumbled on this month: A live interactive map showing places people are meeting right now via Cisco WebEx meetings. (I took this one early evening Pacific time, so the live daytime version is bristling with even more dots!)

 

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Mobile Webcasting Gets Unwired

liveunwiredDuring the course of my career, webcasting has played a fairly significant role.   If you define a virtual experience as being able to interact with an event taking place elsewhere, then I guess I have been in the virtual events business for a long while.   I enjoy keeping pace with the new technology that comes along that is geared specifically for webcasting, and that will be the focus of today’s post.   

My eye for mobile webcasting technology has always been the same- build it better and build it smaller.   After all, you can’t be truly mobile if you have a satellite truck following you around.  Even today’s technology can be limited when talking about mobile broadband speeds, however one company has found an impressive workaround for this issue.   The Kyte LivePro Unwired is fairly small backpack with a clever payload.  Inside, the LivePro is a computer connected to six data cards, which are connected to three different carriers (AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon).  The technology at the backend is the LiveU, which reassembles all the video packets and turns them back into a live video stream.   

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Dreamy hoops on Cisco.com home page

If you haven’t checked out the Cisco.com home page this week, have a look.  There’s a great video about Cisco StadiumVision and how it transforms your experience as a fan.

Also cool is how the video zooms deeper when you start it to take over pretty much the whole page, and can expand out further to fill your whole screen.

When you land:

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