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Cisco Business Video

 CiscoCisco today introduced technology advancements for the Cisco® Digital Media System (DMS) that will help organizations enhance their customers’ experiences, facilitate learning and improve employee productivity. As part of its industry-leading suite of digital media products and services, Cisco unveiled an interactive application, called Enterprise TV, a number of major advancements, including a new Cisco Digital Media Player 4400G and increased functionality for the company’s existing digital signage and desktop video applications

In the 18 months since it was launched, the Cisco Digital Media System has gained significant market traction, seeing strong success across financial services, retail, education, sports, entertainment, and other industries. It now supports the delivery of high-quality, dynamic digital media communications for more than 600 customers around the world.

cisco business video - telepresenseThe Cisco Digital Media System is a key component of Cisco’s business video strategy, which combines systems and services, using the network as the platform, to enable end-to-end, any-to-any video solutions that create powerful visual networking experiences.

"As the leading promoter of motorsports activities in the United States, we’re in the business of creating compelling experiences for thousands of racing fans," said Bob Shafto, director of information technology for International Speedway Corp. "With Cisco’s digital signage, our ability to reach those fans with more targeted visual communications is a significant opportunity. Utilizing digital media in a sports environment will provide us with more effective ways to increase revenues and have more intimate experiences with our fans." Continue reading Cisco Business Video

WiMAX Industry Patent Pool Formed

Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Clearwire, Intel, Samsung, Sprint Ally to Form WiMAX Industry Patent Pool

4g WIMAXTo accelerate the widespread adoption and deployment of WiMAX technology and products, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco®, Clearwire, Intel Corporation, Samsung Electronics and Sprint today announced the formation of the Open Patent Alliance (OPA). The OPA will advance a competitive and open intellectual property rights model, thus stimulating a larger WiMAX industry that supports innovation through broader choice and lower equipment and service costs for WiMAX technology, devices and applications globally.

WiMAX is a 4G, IP-based broadband wireless technology that provides low-cost, multi-megabit speed and greater throughput for the mobile Internet era of video-rich content and bandwidth-intensive applications. It is based on the IEEE 802.16e standard.

To accomplish its goals, the OPA will form a WiMAX patent pool to help participating companies obtain access to patent licenses from patent owners at a predictable cost. Continue reading WiMAX Industry Patent Pool Formed