Cisco Turns IP Video Work into Enterprise Offering
Teaming with rich-media presentation vendor IVT, the company launches a package for enterprises to run streaming video and video on demand over IP networks.Cisco Systems Inc. has brought together eight years of its work on internal streaming media and video on demand in a new product offering for enterprises wanting to broadcast video over IP networks. The San Jose, Calif., company on Tuesday launched its Business Video Solution. The package combines Ciscos routers and switches for managing IP traffic with the companys recommended network architectures, best practices and training tools that are based on its internal Cisco Media Network, used to deliver video, audio and Flash to employees and customers. "Weve put together this package of how we do it here so customers can get up and running very quickly," said Mike Mitchell, director of the Cisco Media Network.
The video offering also includes Interactive Video Technologies Inc.s MediaPlatform 3.0 for authoring and publishing rich-media content. That platform uses a Web interface for capturing video and audio, synchronizing Power Point slides and graphics, editing HTML and navigating.