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Cisco ECDS: Making it Easy to Deploy and Manage Enterprise Video

Guest post by Janice Le Litvinoff, General Manager of Cisco’s Digital Media Systems business unit.

IT leaders today are facing a big challenge. How can they best manage the tremendous amounts of video in the enterprise, both employee-generated video content being shared and downloaded among the workforce and live streamed video traveling across their network?

The answer is Cisco’s new family of video delivery products, announced today, called Cisco’s Enterprise Content Delivery System. Cisco’s ECDS optimizes video delivery across an enterprise’s network, enabling companies to deliver the highest-quality live streamed and on-demand video content to their end users anywhere, on any device.

Imagine being able to significantly minimize the impact video has on the network. In the video below, I introduce ECDS and describe how it makes video easier to manage and deliver; removing the headache of deploying video while preserving the high quality video experience for each end user.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31vYL3zsKjI

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MLB Network and Cisco Announce Multiyear Technology Relationship

Opening Day is here! Baseball, long revered as America’s pastime, sets the stage of anticipation for the beginning of summer. It’s an exciting time of the year, as many fans will head out to the “yard” or gather with family and friends to watch some of the world’s best athletes play a game that is so near and dear to their hearts.

As fans, we consume content in a variety of ways, through the use of immersive video, online communities and blogs, and other collaborative tools and channels. We are always seeking ways to get closer to the sports we love.

Today, I am very happy to announce that Cisco has established a multiyear technology relationship with MLB Network, featuring the use of Cisco technology solutions in key video-dependent areas of their broadcasts.

Of note, MLB Network will use Cisco Ballpark Cams that are positioned either in center field, behind home plate, or in the dugouts. MLB Network sends video from these cameras over the Cisco network from these ballparks back to MLB Network’s studios. This enables the network to gather live shots and visibility into the game like never before. Since the inception in 2009, MLB Network has now deployed this solution into 29 of 30 ballparks across the league.

Additionally, you’ll see Cisco TelePresence used on MLB Network’s new talk show, “Intentional Talk,” which airs Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET. When hosts Chris Rose and Kevin Millar are not broadcasting from MLB Network’s studios, they’ll use Cisco TelePresence solutions to connect with each other, creating a life-like and unique way to use Cisco video collaboration technologies for face-to-face conversations.

Enjoy the game… even more, thanks to Cisco & MLB Network!

Cisco Ballpark Cam’s [VIDEO]

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MLB Network

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