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Cisco Systems is the undisputed leader in the networking space, but HPE has acquired 3Com in an effort to close the gap. In addition, Juniper Networks is a strong No. 2 to Cisco among telecommunication firms and enterprises. With video consumption set to explode, networking requirements will boom too.

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LifeSize Express

<p> Videoconferencing used to be a relatively low-resolution 4:3 aspect-ratio affair, but in recent years it has been transformed by high-definition (HD) 16:9 video, displayed on large screens in custom-built suites. To reflect this enhanced, immersive, experience, the term 'telepresence' has been adopted. The exemplar of telepresence is <a href="http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns669/networking_solutions_solution_segment_home.html">Cisco's eponymous product</a>, which is notoriously expensive &mdash; it'll set you back around £150,000 for a dedicated suite, with serious service/bandwidth charges on top of that. HP also plays in this high-end market with its <a href="http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/570006-0-0-0-121.html">Halo</a> product, along with the likes of <a href="http://www.tandberg.com/">Tandberg</a>, <a href="http://www.teliris.com/">Teliris</a> and <a href="http://www.polycom.com/emea/en/home/index.html#">Polycom</a>. </p>

April 4, 2008 by in Networking

Lantronix UBox 2100

Lantronix UBox 2100

Usually, when you need to use any USB device (such as a scanner, printer or flash memory stick) you plug it into a USB port on your computer. It is then accessible only by the computer it's plugged into. But what if someone else needs to use the same USB device?

March 6, 2008 by in Networking

Image Gallery: T-Mobile Talk Forever HotSpot @Home service

Image Gallery: T-Mobile Talk Forever HotSpot @Home service

T-Mobile may not have a 3G data network, but they are on the cutting edge with helping people ditch their home phones and use VoIP services. The latest service allows you to use your standard home cordless phone with a new T-Mobile line. The service does require a new special modem, available for US$50 with 2-year commitment.

February 21, 2008 by in Networking

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