What do smart phones, tablet computers, PCs, washers, dryers, TVs, content providers, medical devices and even athletic shoes have in common?
Yes, they will all be taking part in the excitement generated during CES 2011, happening this week in Las Vegas. But what’s more, the most common denominator among the major breakthroughs and hot products is they all need to be connected to be truly useful.
And not just connected, but easy to use and seamlessly integrated with other aspects of our life. These expectations are part of our DNA with more and more converting to a connected life. Increasingly, our connected life involves increasing use of video to communicate, connect and engage with our family and friends.
Cisco has long been involved in the video space and announced Cisco Videoscape at a pre-CES conference yesterday. Cisco Videoscape brings entertainment together from infinite sources of content from pay TV, online and on-demand and combines it with the social media, communications, and mobility to create a truly immersive TV experience.
So far, we’re getting great feedback from our service provider customers and pay-TV subscribers alike on this announcement, as well as some extensive coverage from the Wall Street Journal, Multichannel News, CNBC, Mashable and many, many more. We’ll be here at CES for the duration of the show, continuing to engage in this dynamic market.
For some onsite commentary, take a look at my video where I recap some of the happenings from Day 1CES, but, please – no comments on my drawn out looks or my pasty complexion… (those are just from long days and my Scottish ancestry!)