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By now, you’re packed and ready to get to Chicago for The Cable Show. Last we saw you, as trade shows go, was six months ago, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). That’s when we announced our “Videoscape” strategy.

Quick refresher: Videoscape is our way to describe what happens when service providers integrate cloud, network and client, to deliver a more immersive customer experience.

Since January and CES, we’ve deepened our Videoscape efforts - with a focus on  reducing implementation complexity, while enabling service providers to roll out TV Everywhere style services.  We want to make sure it’s on your list of things to check out!

So, without further ado, here’s what’s going on with Cisco at the Cable Show (at least what’s public):

In the booth (#749):

  • Videoscape Experience: A showcase that unifies linear, on-demand and online content with a full lifecycle content management system that we call Videoscape Media Suite and powered by our CDN network.  Look for the 10-foot user interface (it’s kind of hard to miss) showing IP STB and soft clients running on IOS, Android and PC/Mac environments.
  • Videoscape Cloud: When you can’t put something in the end device, for whatever reasons, put it in a network that can optimize the experience for that end device. Our cloud contains elements of unified computing (UCS), transcoding into right-sized streams for different screens (CTM), and it’s a delivery platform for multi-screen video consumption (CDS). Why do it? To leverage the power of the network enabled cloud to reach your service to multiple end-points (managed and unmanaged) - all from a common back-end while retaining device independence.
  • Video over DOCSIS 3.0: Come see the CMTS that gives 10x the bandwidth at 1/10th the cost of D2 services.  Our CMTS platform can now demonstrate QoS levels for adaptive bit rate (ABR) streaming; also check out our soft client for video playback in non-traditional end devices.
  • Cisco Prime Network Management: “Prime” is the umbrella name for our management and automation solutions for analyzing, designing, fulfilling and assuring network performance. It’s a modular suite of applications, designed to lower the total cost of ownership and to provide A-to-Z management for next-generation packet and transport networks.
  • Healthcare via TelePresence: For so many people, it’s not convenient or near to go visit the doctor. Cisco TelePresence offers person-to-person (and person-to-doctor) communication, unbounded by distance or physical location. As service providers continue to enter new commercial business segments, health care is a leading candidate. It’s ideal for telemedicine applications, it lowers the cost of care, and it provides a new and efficient way for physicians and hospitals to do business.
  • Service Provider Wi-Fi Solutions: Interested in adding carrier-grade Wi-Fi to your services mix? Check out our Next Generation HotSpot technology, which aims to simplify customer authentication and monetize WiFi networks. Also new: Come see our High Density WiFi, designed to provide wireless broadband coverage in sports and entertainment stadium environments.

Presentations You May Be Interested In

Date/Time Speaker/Presentation Title Room
June 14, 2011
4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Fernando Villarruel
Technical Presentation
Space Craft: Transforming the Headend with CMAP -- Integrated Optics Room N426
June 14, 2011
4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
John Chapman
Technical Presentation
Space Craft: Transforming the Headend with CMAP -- Creating a IEEE 1588 Timing Master with a DOCSIS CM to Support Synchronous Services Room N426
June 15, 2011
11:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
Gene Cannella
Technical Presentation
Packet Change: IP Video and Cable’s Architectural Evolution -- Next Generation Video Infrastructure Room N426
June 15, 2011
2:00 PM -- 3:00 PM
Robert Broberg
Technical Presentation
Hey You, Get Onto My Cloud: Implications of New Delivery Approaches Room N426
June 15, 2011
11:35 AM
Murali Nemani
Presentation
The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) June 2011 Update Room 2231
The Park
June 15, 2011
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Ken Morse
Presentation
Getting to The New Cable Consumer Experience Room 2231
The Park
June 16, 2011
10:45 AM -- 11:45 AM
John Chapman
Moderator
ABCs of QoE: Managing Quality of Experience in a Changing Video Environment Room N426
June 16, 2011
10:45 AM -- 11:45 AM
Xiaomei Liu
Technical Presentation
ABCs of QoE: Managing Quality of Experience in a Changing Video Environment -- Adapting Adaptive Streaming to Cable Access Room N426

We’re glad to be so active and engaged at this year’s Cable Show. I look forward to seeing you there! For more about what we’re doing in Chicago this week, check out this quick video blog with my colleague, Michael Glickman, VP of U.S. Service Provider Sales:

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