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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 …

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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.

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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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