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Cisco Pushes Wireless Video Streaming

High definition video is exploding in use, from video on demand from your cable company to YouTube videos. Streaming video is bandwidth-intensive as it is, and high definition video even more so. So the thought of wireless high definition video seems difficult if not impossible. But Cisco says no, and Datamation has the networking giant's plans.

Can video delivered over a wireless networking connection be as good as video coming from a wired network? That's the challenge that networking giant Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) now is trying solve with new technology called VideoStream.

With VideoStream Cisco is aiming to enable enterprises to deliver HD quality video to multiple wireless end points. VideoStream is part of Cisco's overall Medianet strategy for delivering an architectural approach for networks that can handle all types of media and includes both wired and wireless connection points.

"With this announcement we're really focused on how can we deliver the elements that have existed in the wired environment for quite some time and learn the lessons we learned from wired and extend those to wireless specifically around bandwidth, quality and scale," Chris Kozup, Cisco's senior manager of Mobility Solutions, told InternetNews.com.

David Stiff, product manager for Cisco's wireless networking business unit added that with the introduction of 802.11n, users have the bandwidth to do high speed data over wireless. The challenge that remains is that wireless is still a shared media, with one access point and multiple clients all contending for the same data and spectrum.

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Cisco Goes After Wireless Video