Brad Boston, Cisco Senior Vice President in the Global Government Solutions Group, discusses the recent milestones in Cisco’s Internet Router in Space program, including the first-ever software upgrade of an Internet Protocol router aboard a commercial satellite while in orbit, as well as completing the industry’s first VoIP call made without the use of any terrestrial infrastructure to route the call.
Okay Flip fans – now’s your chance to get creative like OK GO and show off your holiday spirit and send video greeting cards to your friends and family – via email or now on Facebook! We just launched on our new Video Greeting Card Facebook app: www.facebook.com/flipvideo or http://apps.facebook.com/flip_video_ecard/. This brand new app lets you load a video into a selection of unique holiday inspired greeting card templates… and what’s cool is that it can be video from any device that you load into Facebook– a Flip camera (which we know is your favorite video device) an iPhone, digital camera, and others. You have to check it out!
The latest version of FlipShare software is also coming. Its planned for Dec. 15. For those of you who don’t know what FlipShare software is – it is a preloaded software on your Flip camera that enables you to easily organize all your videos, email friends and family or directly post your video to Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
The latest version of FlipShare (5.10) includes 3 new fun to use features:
dozens of holiday greeting card templates which enables you to send privately to friends and family,
improved private sharing options
the ability to quickly import contacts from their online email accounts such as AOL™, Google™, Hotmail™ and Yahoo™.
The private sharing feature enables you to easily and privately share your videos -- plus share comments on your favorites. It’s like having a private video community page for those users who want to share only with their friends and family.
These video greeting cards are a great last minute way to send a greeting card – or maybe you want to send a thank you video greeting for all the great gifts you get for the holidays. Get your Flips out and start recording! – we hope we are on your holiday greeting card list this year!
With Cisco ūmi, you can be even more creative than ever before and customize your own video message. You can have fun recording personalized outgoing messages and share them on Facebook, YouTube or via email. You can also assign your friends and family custom ringtones. Plus, if you’re on the “go,” video messages can be checked from your laptop!
If someone doesn’t pick up using Cisco ūmi, leave them a message…a video message!
Congratulations to Cisco ūmi 50 for 50 WINNER from last week- Jacqueline Griffin! We will be contacting you via email to give you your gift card!
Here’s the $50 Visa Gift card question of the week. Please comment with your name, email and in 50 words or less. Sweepstakes for this period starts from today until next Sunday, December 5 2010 at 11:59PM PST. We will announce the winner next Monday, at 9:00AM PST with the next opportunity to win a $50 Visa Gift Card. For official rules, please click here.
Tell us in 50-words or less, what would your personalized ūmi video message say?
Higher quality in video is obtained by using higher resolutions, more colors (increased bits per pixel), spatial audio (multiple audio channels and higher sampling rates), and multiple displays. All of these parameters increase demand for bandwidth — in turn increasing the sensitivity to degraded network conditions.
With video, when the impairments become apparent, the experience of the session deteriorates very quickly. Users are easily disturbed by poor video quality — and the bandwidth burden of video means that even slight deterioration of services within the network can significantly affect the video experience. Similarly, with video, the accompanying audio experience must be satisfactory and synchronization with the video must be consistent — and even more stringent requirement.
Video applications can be very sensitive to aspects of network performance. After the video has been packetized for IP transport, the network’s contribution to the video stream’s performance is generally limited to delay, jitter, and loss.
Delays arise from physical limits (speed of light) as well as queuing mechanisms in routers and gateways that the packets traverse along the way. When delay increases above 400 milliseconds (camera to display), people become aware of it and the delay starts to impede interactive communications.
Jitter is the variability of delay. Buffers can be used to smooth out variations in delay. However, too much buffering adds delay and prevents effective interactive video.