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Wondering how medianet can help your video deployment in practice?

October 12, 2011 at 6:04 am PST

If you are wondering how medianet works in practice and how it can help you with your rich-media deployment, you will love the new Medianet 2.2 Deployment Guide. The medianet team developed this guide focusing on the 4 most common use cases among our customers deploying video:

  • Traffic baselining
  • Troubleshooting and fault isolation
  • Network validation
  • Medianet autoconfiguration for digital signage

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Cisco meets 24

October 6, 2011 at 10:02 am PST

These just keep getting better! Reminiscent of Jack Bauer and Chloe O’Brian’s heroics on 24, check out the new animated mini-movie from Cisco in the continuing “Ike” series:

For those who may be unaware of the series, Ike Theodore (IT) Willis is the (mostly) silent IT guy who thwarts theft, fraud, and other calamities in a not-so-smooth fashion. He’s essentially James Bond’s awkward younger cousin who got an engineering degree instead of joining the British Secret Service. He’s a bit of an everyman, and especially relatable for those of us with a love for technology. Read More »

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HP’s Trojan Horse

Our neighbors in Palo Alto have been making a lot of noise about the difference in price between Hewlett-Packard and Cisco networking equipment. They’d like customers to believe they can offer similar capabilities to Cisco but at much lower prices—“Cisco for less,” if you will.

Most folks understand that the first part of that claim isn’t true. They’re not Cisco. To start with, when a company spends just 2% of revenues on R&D (as HP does), it isn’t capable of generating the type of innovation that a company spending 13% can (as Cisco does). We explained how Cisco innovation delivers differentiated capabilities when we debunked the myth of the ‘Good Enough’ network.

But some customers still ask me about the price difference—the “for less” part.  After all, everyone is looking to cut costs, right?

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Medianet at Interop NYC 2011

October 3, 2011 at 6:13 pm PST
Cisco medianet part of Interopnet at Interop New York 2011

Observe Cisco medianet in action as you tour Interop's network with conference engineers.

Today was the first day of Interop 2011 in Javits Center in New York City! The event runs until Friday, Oct.  7, with a full schedule.  The show floor is open on Wednesday and Thursday with the Cisco booth highlighting a number of medianet technologies.

Performance monitor, which allows for the analysis of voice/video/data traffic on Catalyst 3000 series switches and ISRs (today) just via a software upgrade, will be shown. Additionally, the medianet booth will have a demonstration setup where the Catalyst 3000, using the IPSLA video operations feature, generates synthetic video traffic that stresses the network in the same way as a variety of video endpoints. In keeping with the IPv6  theme of Interop this year we’ll also have IPv6-enabled video endpoints. In fact, we’ll be showing IPv6 to IPv4 interoperability. Stop by and say hi! Read More »

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Medianet Knowledge Base: one-stop shop for medianet design, deployment, troubleshooting

Introducing the Medianet Knowledge Base Portal! This is a one-stop shop for all medianet technical collateral. We have received several requests to provide access to the technical content of medianet that led to the creation of this knowledge base portal. Here you can find all the latest design, configuration, deployment and troubleshooting guides. Happy browsing!

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