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Enterprise Video & Medianet at Cisco Live London

February 10, 2012 - 1 Comment

If I had to summarize Cisco Live London in one word, I choose “educational”. In the four days I was at Cisco Live London, I had the opportunity to meet our local medianet experts, Patrick Charretour and Peter Matthews, learn about our broad core network portfolio, and listen to the challenges our customers face as they use video solutions in their organization.  Whether customers are deploying video surveillance, signage, or telepresence, each seemed to want help on where to start with their deployment and wondering if medianet would be the solution.

Conversations at the medianet station were engaging and all seem to start with the same question, “What is medianet?”.  Medianet is Cisco’s end-to-end video architecture, optimize for the pervasive deployment of video. So at Cisco Live, we demonstrated how Cisco’s medianet architecture makes it easier for you to plan, deploy and manage video in your organization.  Using Cisco TelePresence EX 90 systems, we demonstrated the performance monitoring and mediatrace capabilities in a Cisco medianet, allowing application and network managers to easily identify and troubleshoot issues that may occur during a telepresence call.  We also showed a new capability, but since we haven’t officially launched it, I can’t say much.  You’ll just have to go to Interop Las Vegas or Cisco Live San Diego to find out.

Peter showing a mediatrace of the TelePresence session

Another key area of the World of Solutions highlighted Enterprise Video.  Our video content solution, Capture, Transform, Share, was highlighted as one of the Innovative Technologies to see. The highlight of the demo  was having Padmasree Warrior’s keynote speech processed through Cisco Pulse Video Analytics.  With speaker tagging and keyword tagging, our audience could find the specific section of the keynote they wanted to review in seconds!

As educational as the show was for me, I hope those who attended found it a valuable experience too. It was great to speak with our customers directly and talk through how medianet and Enterprise Video can help solve their business challenges.  I look forward to meeting you at our next Cisco Live presence in Melbourne or San Diego.

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  1. I agree, Cisco Live was very educational this year! Did you see the Cisco WebEx rap video? We all had a huge laugh over that one.