Cisco Optimizes Collaboration with new Software
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This week Cisco updated its collaboration portfolio with new software intended to optimize collaboration.
"We are enabling more efficient conferencing through new software on our existing TelePresence infrastructure," Ulrica de Fort-Menares, Director of Product Management for Cisco medianet, told Enterprise Networking Planet. "This new software can allocate conferencing resources by endpoint - and this works for Cisco and third party standards-based endpoints."
Cisco's medianet efforts have been ongoing since 2008 when the company announced its first medianet initiatives. Fort-Menares noted that Medianet is software that is in the endpoints and Cisco infrastructure. She added that Medianet is designed to work with non-Cisco endpoints because it is based on standard protocols.
"While medianet does give the most network visibility when you have Cisco endpoints and Cisco infrastructure, IT managers can deploy medianet capabilities incrementally, to get one or some of the benefits we describe, even without a pure Cisco network," Fort-Menares said.