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The Update on Video Interoperability: What’s coming at InfoComm 2011

The countdown continues -- only a few more days until InfoComm begins in Orlando, Florida! We asked Cisco TelePresence VP/ GM Thomas Wyatt to take a few minutes and talk about a topic on every video customer’s mind: interoperability.

In the video below, Thomas describes the customer feedback he’s been hearing, including their biggest pain points when it comes to deploying and using video solutions, as well as his vision for interoperability in the future. Where do we see interoperability in the next 2-3 years?

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Social Media Spotlight: Top 10 Tips for Setting Up the Perfect Video




So, we’ve covered how to get started in social media. We’ve offered you blogging tips and a video walking you through how to craft a great blog entry. Now it’s time to help you put together polished, professional videos that you can feature prominently on your website to help amplify your company’s message and entice customers.

Our expert on this topic is Andrew Phillips, co-anchor of our Partner Update newscasts and our Cisco Channels go-to video guy. Andrew knows his way backward and forward in Final Cut Pro. And, he’s staged and filmed countless videos that we feature here on the Cisco Channels blog and elsewhere.

According to Andrew, nothing can ruin a video more than poor setup. If you invest some time and thought in lighting, staging, and audio, your video will come out so much better than if you just shoot in front of a window without regard to your light source, or if you film outside with loud cars driving by that drown out your audio.

Want to put Andrew’s tricks to use in your videos? Here are his Top 10 Tips for Setting Up the Perfect Video. Read More »

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How Video Can Transform the Classroom: Join a Webcast with Eastport South Manor School District

Eastport South Manor (ESM) Central School District, located in Manorville, New York, was looking for a new way to reach and engage their students despite a tight district budget.

With Cisco’s video solutions, ESM was able to expand the boundaries of the traditional classroom and create a digital learning environment for their students. Video provided access to outside experts and increased video collaboration across the district.

Teachers were also encouraged to incorporate digital media into their lesson plans to increase student engagement across different subjects. For example, the Art Department recently produced videos showcasing artwork that was created by students.

Cisco and ESM will partner together on a webcast on Tuesday, June 14th to highlight why ESM adopted a video strategy, and the benefits they have seen from Cisco’s Digital Media Suite. Dan Espina, Director of Information Services and Technology at ESM, will join the webcast to discuss how video has changed teaching practices and day-to-day activities at the district, and  what’s next at ESM.

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Cisco Partner Invite Reminder – Mobile Video Webinar Recording

June 8, 2011 at 6:38 pm PST

STOP PRESS:  Here’s the recording of this Webinar for those folks who couldn’t attend! Very worthwhile for Cisco Partners! Click the link: 

Cisco Manufacturing Mobile Video Collaboration Solution

The Just a quick reminder for Cisco Partners to attend the Cisco and Librestream Partner Webinar tomorrow (9th June 2011) at 8.00am Pacific. Find out about the exciting new solution that’s being adopted worldwide by customers like Boeing, GE and FIAT.

Remember how I told you I was really excited by this new Cisco and Librestream MMVC solution. Lots of information out on the web, and lots of questions so I thought I’d put a brief video together to give you an introduction and to see if we can get a discussion going and also to see if we can answer some of the questions for you. It addresses what really matters to many customers. What are the pain-points that manufacturers and industry have today? How do they get hold of the right people to fix things if something goes wrong, and how can they say ‘I see what you mean now’ — and really mean it? My original blog gave lots of information.

If you are a Cisco Partner and interested in building a manufacturing industry practice, this webinar is for you!

Register here: Cisco Manufacturing Mobile Video Collaboration Solution. Remember, it’s just one hour starting at 8.00 am Pacific, 12.00pm Eastern -- lots of opportunity to ask questions!  Read More »

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The Great Ike Borderless Networks Challenge Returns: The Security and Video Edition

With our last Borderless Challenge, more than 3,000 people jumped into the ring to participate; 30 individuals got all the answers right. And one lucky guy—Kevin B, a network engineer from Portland—earned a trip to Hawaii. Congratulations, Kevin!

In our newest challenge, we focus on Security and Video. Running from June 7 to June 28, the top prize winner will earn a trip to Cisco LIVE/Networkers in his/her choice of Acapulco, Mexico; Lima, Peru; or London. Other prizes include a Flip video camera or a Linksys Wireless Router.

To help us out, Jimmy Ray Purser and Robb Boyd will be dishing up a snack-sized edition of Techwise TV. They’ll provide an overview of three of our latest borderless innovations: ISE, a new centralized policy engine; Cisco Prime, which provides unified wired and wireless management; and Medianet, which automates the network for enhanced video and voice.

Watch this video to learn more about how you can participate.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Go to the contest site and register
  • Next, you’ll watch a mini TechWise TV episode focused on security and video
  • After that, you’ll watch another quick video. That one will feature our hero, Ike, applying his knowledge of borderless solutions to save the day.
  • And finally, you’ll take the challenge. That means responding to questions that test your knowledge of what you’ve learned through watching the two videos.

To learn more, go to http://gocis.co/il30Hr. And don’t forget to join the conversation at our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/CiscoBorderlessNetworks.

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