The technology behind the Vancouver Olympic Games

The switches, smartphones, telepresence and Web technologies that will keep the Olympic games running smoothly and keep viewers in touch

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Cisco’s providing video support to NBC for the Vancouver games as well. Cisco's providing what it calls a "medianet" – a media-aware IP video network – for HD coverage of the games, anchored by the Media Experience Engine. The Cisco network will enable real-time editing of Olympic content by NBC personnel in international and domestic locations, and will allow gigabyte-sized files to be transmitted between locations and then delivered to TVs, PCs and mobile devices. Cisco Flip Video cameras will be used by NBC's analysts and bloggers to shoot on-the-fly video of the scene around the games. Viewers on PCs and laptops can play back videos on demand and request highlights, rewinds, encores and scoring results. Those on mobile devices will be able to watch video and view results.

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