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  • bombardierge bombardierge Jan 6, 2010 7:04 PM Flag

    Video is THE Killer App

    According to Cisco:

    At a press briefing at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Cisco CEO John Chambers laid out an ambitious vision for a company still known primarily for supplying high-grade networking gear to big corporations. Cisco has been making moves into the consumer market over the past few years with the acquisitions of home-networking provider Linksys, set-top box maker Scientific Atlanta and Pure Digital, maker of small, handheld digital video cameras.
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    The company's latest addition -- one that is still working its way through the regulatory hoops -- is for Tandberg, a Norwegian maker of video-conferencing systems that looks to play a key role in Chambers' vision for the company's future.

    At the event, Chambers gave a demo of the company's Telepresence technology, allowing him to make a video call to his wife, consult with a doctor and hire a math tutor for children. He compared the quality of today's text-based social-media applications to being able look people in the eye and communicate on a personal level. He noted that more than one-third of households here in America already have the capability to handle video conferencing, in terms of broadband connections.

    "Ninety percent of all consumer traffic will be video," he predicted. "Video is THE killer app."

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