[AusNOG] Cisco Umi Telepresence - example of residential and small business bandwidth needs

Mark Smith nanog at 85d5b20a518b8f6864949bd940457dc124746ddc.nosense.org
Sat Oct 30 01:32:00 EST 2010

On Fri, 29 Oct 2010 20:17:25 +1030
Alastair Watts <awatts at pett.com.au> wrote:

> Hi noggers,
> Have just seen this (apologies for those that have seen it before):
> http://home.cisco.com/en-us/telepresence/umi/meet-umi
> Cisco are releasing a residential grade Telepresence called Umi,
> apparently for US$599. At this price it's certainly within reach of Mum
> and Dad home Internet user.
> The system boasts full 1080p HD Telepresence, and states that the
> minimum bandwidth requirement for 1080p is 3.5 Mb/s up and down. 720p
> has a minimum requirement of 1.5 Mb/s up and down.
> I'm sure we'll see more of these devices coming to market in the near
> future. Surely these are a good example of how higher bandwidth
> (especially upstream) will be required in the very near future, despite
> what some companies may believe off the back of Lies, Damn Lies and
> Statistics?


He'd say, "symmetry is beautiful",


And when he says P2P, it means peer-to-peer architecture at the network
layer i.e. every participant could be a server, client or both at any
particular time (it's up to the software/application that is running) -
if you have a network layer address, you have transmission/reception
that are privileges equal to everybody else's.

> Cheers,
> Al
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