Back in July, I wrote about the federal government’s General Services Administration’s (GSA) plan to install 15 telepresence centers in federal buildings around the country. Well, I’m excited to report those sites are up and running!
Outfitted with Cisco TelePresence, the sites allow federal employees to conduct face-to-face, real time meetings with colleagues in faraway locations without incurring any travel expenses. Participants can share electronic documents and presentations, discuss strategy, and look each other in the eye across the virtual table. The GSA sites are open to employees from agencies that register to use the telepresence system.
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As Cisco recognizes its five year anniversary in telepresence, Cisco’s Vice President of TelePresence and Emerging Technologies, David Hsieh, reflects on the changes he has seen in the market and how technology has evolved. David also delves into the question “Why video and why now?” Watch David’s interview to hear more about the trends impacting the future of TelePresence and what’s next for Cisco.
Be sure to register for our live webcast on October 25 at 9:00 a.m. PT, where you’ll hear the latest Cisco TelePresence innovations and how we plan to redefine telepresence.
Tags: Cisco TelePresence, David Hsieh, TelePresence, video
Today, Cisco announced a new strategy for capturing, transforming and sharing video called Enterprise Video Content. As a part of this announcement, we have new product features across our entire enterprise video portfolio that enable customers to watch any video from any device, at any time. New capabilities and complete integration across Cisco Show and Share, Cisco MXE 3500, and Cisco TelePresence Content Server improve how end users can create and consume video, by:
- Simplifying how end users can capture video from any telepresence or videoconferencing endpoint, record and then auto-publish or live stream that video into Show and Share
- Enabling any end user to transform video – adapting any kind of media, including recorded video meetings and Cisco WebEx recordings, so they can be played and shared on any device
- Enhancing how users can easily search video and navigate to find the most relevant video content
- Accelerating live and on-demand video delivery across the enterprise to branch offices and remote users
In the video below, I introduce what Cisco means by Enterprise Video Content and how it is changing video applications across the enterprise.
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Tags: Cisco MXE 3500, Cisco Show and Share, Cisco TelePresence, Enterprise Video Content, video, video sharing
Residents in Songdo International Business District will soon be able to learn a new dish or take a yoga class in the comfort of their homes. A managed services company called U.Life Solutions has been set up by Cisco, Gale Internatonal, POSCO E&C and LG CNS to deliver Smart+Connected Community Services in the newly established city.
At the launch event for the new entity on July 4, 2011, celebrity Korean chef and restaurateur, Soojin Choi (picture below), taught the audience how to make a chicken salad over Cisco TelePresence.
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Tags: Cisco, Cisco TelePresence, Korea, Smart Cities, Smart+Connected Communities, Songdo, u-City
In this historic ESPN special, Cisco’s TelePresence will connect the two most successful NCAA coaches to their fans & University from Penn State University, Duke University and back to ESPN’s HQ in Bristol, Connecticut.
Mike Krzyzewski, Duke’s Men’s Basketball Coach and Joe Paterno, Penn State’s Football coach will surface the secrets to their success in a 90-minute special June 30, at 6 p.m. EDT called Difference Makers: Life Lessons from Paterno and Krzyzewski. Paterno and Coach K are the two most successful coaches in their respective NCAA sports.
Difference Makers: Life Lessons from Paterno and Krzyzewski
June 30 – 8pm – 9pm EDT – ESPN
June 30 – 9pm – 9:30pm EDT – ESPNU
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Tags: Cisco TelePresence, ESPN, Sports Broadcast, video