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Is Your WLAN Ready for Unified Communications & Collaboration?

January 31, 2014 at 5:00 am PST

As Wi-Fi continues to be the primary mode of access, enterprise Unified Communication(UC) applications usage is increasing with smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Customers are asking, is there anything I can do to prioritize Jabber or Lync traffic over others or even identify how much of the traffic is really collaboration traffic vs. other types of media. The recently introduced Wireless Release 7.6 enhances the ability to classify Microsoft Lync 2013 and Jabber with Cisco WLAN Infrastructure.

In the first blog about Application Visibility and Control over Cisco WLAN, I captured what is AVC and the capabilities included in the release 7.4. In a subsequent blog, I had captured a success story about a customer who benefited from the reliability by deprioritizing scavenger level applications as well as captured highlights of the enhancements in release 7.5. This blog captures how the release 7.6 allows popular collaboration applications to be accurately classified and prioritized as well as provides a teaser to some of the innovations that can be expected in the future.

What exact capabilities AireOS 7.6 provide ?

The protocol pack 6.3 introduced in AireOS 7.6 allows you to identify and prioritize not just Jabber but also sub-classify Cisco Jabber Audio, Cisco Jabber IM and Cisco Jabber Video. Customers may want to prioritize the Cisco Jabber Audio as the highest priority while the others may be lower priority. Similarly you can classify not just Microsoft Lync but also Microsoft Lync Audio, rtcp and Microsoft Lync Video and thereby prioritize them separately. Read More »

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ESPN Uses Cisco TelePresence to Connect America’s Youth to Two Proven “Difference Makers”: Joe Paterno & Coach K

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.

Difference Makers

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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