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Cisco: Enjoy Your Connected Life

As Ultra HD moves into the home there is an opportunity for service providers to exploit the larger real-estate of super-sized screens by hooking not only video, voice and data, but smart home controls and user-wearables devices into a wider personalised network.

This is where traditional broadcast meets the Internet of Everything (IoE) which brings together people, process, data and things together to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before.

In the IBC Future Zone, Cisco is sharing its vision of the Connected Life. Supposing a typical ‘day in the life’ of two primary school students coming home from school Cisco will show how the multitude of connections in their life, and their family’s life can improve their experiences.

Service Providers have a robust network, millions of subscribers, and an increasing ability to work un-managed devices into their service offerings, Cisco explains. This provides them the ability to integrate numerous Connected Life services under one umbrella. This integration is a proven value proposition that most consumers gravitate towards. As seen previously with internet and Digital Video Recorders, when a new service is integrated with an existing service adoption sky rockets. Having the ability to integrate home management, home monitoring, personal health, and a multitude of other services into their existing offering, Service Providers have a lot to gain providing an integrated Connected Life offering.

This vision highlights emerging new features based on wearables, direct gesture control, and direct manipulation and inference of presence using micro-location technologies.

According to Cisco, these emerging technologies will provide a fundamental shift in how consumers receive and use new services. “The IoT turns information into actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences and unprecedented economic opportunity for businesses, individuals and countries.”