[AusNOG] Cisco Umi Telepresence - example of residential and small business bandwidth needs
nanog at 85d5b20a518b8f6864949bd940457dc124746ddc.nosense.org
Sat Oct 30 01:39:14 EST 2010
On Sat, 30 Oct 2010 01:02:00 +1030
Mark Smith <nanog at 85d5b20a518b8f6864949bd940457dc124746ddc.nosense.org>
> 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.
Should have been,
"you have transmission/reception privileges that are equal to everybody
otherwise you're mostly just a dumb terminal attached to a mainframe ...
> > Cheers,
> > Al
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