Cisco Live Orlando is a just little over a month away. And at this year’s event, the Cisco Medianet team will be hosting a much anticipated, highly interactive, customer panel that brings together customers from different industries, all of whom have demonstrated success adopting the Cisco Medianet Architecture to better manage their video and collaboration deployments.
As you start planning what sessions you will be attending at Cisco Live Orlando, don’t miss out on this opportunity to participate in an engaging discussion with industry experts and distinguished Cisco SMEs about trending topics of relevance to the video and collaboration space: for example, balancing business policies with the network, providing confidence in video and collaboration deployments, and integrated application and network technologies.
Also, be sure to stay tuned to the Cisco Medianet Blog for future updates on what the team is planning at Cisco Live Orlando.
If you are deploying or managing video and collaboration applications, you might have realized that providing good quality experience for users can quickly become complex and costly as you deploy so many different applications and endpoints from different vendors at the same time in the same infrastructure.
The figure below compares voice and video applications. As you can see, the characteristics of voice applications are very consistent when compared with the different video applications. Different video applications have different bandwidth requirements; traffic is bursty, unpredictable and highly compressed and often available in a variety of form factors from different vendors.
Cisco has been awarded three new industry Government Security Awards. Cisco will be showcased as one of the award winners at the GOVSEC Conference, May 14-15, in Washington D.C., and the awards will be featured in the 2013 GOVIES awards booth. The Govies Awards honor outstanding government security products in a variety of categories. Cisco was recognized for:
1. Homeland Security
• Cisco’s Interoperable Public Safety Broadband (LTE) Network. To learn more please see this great video called Changing the Game.
2. Video Management Systems
• Cisco’s Video Surveillance Manager 7.0
• Cisco is now delivering the world’s most scalable, in fact hyper-scalable solution to Federal and Government and Enterprise customers.
• To learn more, please see our news release and Cisco Blog. http://blogs.cisco.com/news/vsm7/
3. IP Video Surveillance Cameras
• Cisco’s Medianet-enabled IP Video Surveillance Cameras with Media Service Interface
• Our award-winning portfolio of Cisco IP Cameras are the only cameras in the industry that provide end-to-end medianet technologies that deliver security, quality, simplicity and manageability at scale.
• To learn more about some of our new cameras please visit http://www.cisco.com/go/physec
Last year, it was my first time attending Enterprise Connect. It was exciting to share with customers for the first time how the network played a significant role in ensuring a successful video deployment. This year, we had the opportunity to demonstrate how troubleshooting could be greatly simplified with Cisco Medianet Media Monitoring capabilities embedded into endpoints and the network using Cisco Prime Collaboration. We also demonstrated how Cisco Medianet capabilities allow customers to effectively do more with the current network. For example, Cisco Jabber running on a laptop conveys information to a set of network nodes. The network, in turn, routes the traffic based on the information provided by Cisco Jabber and in this case the policy is to route desktop traffic over the backup link which is normally idle. This way, customers can maximize all existing network resources and delay expensive bandwidth upgrades while protecting business critical traffic from desktop video. Customers responded positively to the demos.