At ASIS 2013 in Chicago, Cisco and ActionPacked! Networks will be demonstrating new Cisco Medianet capabilities integrated into the VSM (Video Surveillance Manager) 7.2 solution and ActionPacked! networks’ LiveAction.

With this release, an MSI-enabled management station such as LiveAction will be able to securely connect with the media server, IP cameras, and the client viewer to troubleshoot QoE issues. LiveAction has built compelling visualizations of the progress of a mediatrace and results.

Troubleshooting with Mediatrace provides IT administrators the ability to quickly detect any network issues and pinpoint the root cause these issues in the network. This is significant in IP video surveillance deployments of any scale as they operate in a shared network environment and contend for resources with other applications running on the network.

A sample screenshot below:

Mediatrace in progress:

LiveAction Mediatrace Figure 5- Updated
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If you are at ASIS 2013, be sure to check out the demo at booth #2223.

Another key highlight is one of MSI-signaled flow metadata on all legs of the media flow: from the camera to the Media server to the client. This helps IT network administrators intelligently apply QoS policies by giving them the ability to differentiate the Cisco IP Surveillance related media flows traversing the network.

There are also several exciting enhancements planned for the next VSM release to deepen Cisco Medianet and MSI capabilities with real-time notifications based on pre-set thresholds on key performance metrics.

To learn more about Cisco Medianet capabilities such as Mediatrace and Flow Metadata, please visit www.cisco.com/go/medianet

If you are a provider of management solutions / services interested in leveraging the MSI’s Management interface APIs, please visit http://developer.cisco.com/web/msi

To learn more about Cisco’s VSM solution, please visit:  www.cisco.com/go/vsm