Cisco is a firm believer that streaming video is key to the future of business collaboration over 802.11n wireless networks. It also reckons a CEO's company-wide speech should take precedence over you showing your buddies a video where a dog rides a skateboard. To that end, Cisco has cooked up a new set of tools for its Unified …
Apparently Cisco layed off all of their PIM engineers
"It can also block new requests to join a multicast if they would impair video quality."
Um...No. If one user on a segment, be it wired or wireless, is receiving a stream, that stream will traverse the network through a possibly predefined path, given intelligent (or at least informed) network admins. Once that user is 'watching', any number of additional users on the same wired/wireless access device can watch with NO INCREASE in network bandwidth on any of the affected segments between the stream source and the user.
Sounds like marketing bullshit to me.
Anyway what kind of tricks can the CEO do?
Certainly nothing that could top "Tillman, the skateboarding dog", exposure to whom I have somehow been spared -- till now.
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