Engineering The Future


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Engineering The Future

  1. 1. Mohamed Chouat Greg Cronheim Ryan Carwile
  2. 2. <ul><li>Cut down on travel by making remote meetings possible </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelike enough to work without taking away from meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Must work without significant delay over large geographies </li></ul><ul><li>Must be easy to use once implemented </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to schedule and start meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Affordable and worthwhile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Large cost offset by travel savings </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ Cisco has developed an innovative solution that creates an &quot;in-person&quot; meeting experience over the converged network. Cisco TelePresence delivers real-time, face-to-face interactions between people and places in their work and personal lives using advanced visual, audio, and collaboration technologies. These technologies transmit life-size, high-definition images and spatial discrete audio. Now it's easier than ever to discern facial expressions for those crucial business discussions and negotiations across the ‘virtual table’.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- technology overview </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Video 1 Video 2 ( link ) ( link )
  5. 5. <ul><li>Three 65” plasma screens </li></ul><ul><li>Each screen at 720p or 1080p </li></ul><ul><li>High definition cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Zero noticeable delay over fiber optic network (worldwide) </li></ul><ul><li>Life-size images </li></ul><ul><li>Active screen-switching during multi-point meetings </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>High quality audio microphones placed strategically in room </li></ul><ul><li>Speakers play sound from where they come from </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-echo microphone technology </li></ul><ul><li>Sensitive microphones pick up all audible noise </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Multimedia screen below TelePresence screens </li></ul><ul><li>Allows users on both ends to project from laptop onto screen </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia presentations (slide shows, videos, etc.) made possible and simple </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic placement does not detract from meeting </li></ul>* (image 1)
  8. 8. <ul><li>Communications engineering allows speed-of-light data travel over fiber optic network </li></ul><ul><li>Bandwidth requirements (2-3mbps per screen) made possible by fiber optic cables </li></ul><ul><li>Control systems engineering allows quality of service, data routing/switching, and meeting scheduling/handling </li></ul><ul><li>Digital systems engineering helps design screens and digital signal processing </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Work design engineers during design and production stage </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing engineering at lowest cost that companies can afford </li></ul><ul><li>Ergonomics and facility design engineering comes into play when designing all rooms to look and ‘feel’ the same </li></ul><ul><li>Quality control engineering with constant feedback, support, and further development </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Combines knowledge between electrical and computer science engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco’s routing and switching products support fiber optic network </li></ul><ul><li>Huge bandwidth requirements met by Cisco solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Secure networks allow uninterrupted, secure data transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Software allows automated meeting-scheduling </li></ul><ul><li>Works with IP Telephony to allow meeting scheduling/call-dialing via IP Phones </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Environmental engineering helping with solution to cut down on carbon footprint with travel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Driving and flying are two largest sources of CO2 emissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One flight California to New York (~5k miles) emits approx. a ton and a half of CO2 per person * </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ability to hold meetings remotely can greatly reduce the negative impacts of flight emissions </li></ul>*
  12. 12. <ul><li>Convergence of voice, data, and video onto the same network is bringing about new technologies that completely change collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization increases the need for communication among colleagues and partners worldwide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Could mean more than two locations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Made possible by Cisco TelePresence multi-point capability </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Corporate Level: Remote executive meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Human Resources: job interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Service: troubleshooting of technically complex products and access to remote experts </li></ul><ul><li>Sales: presentations and demonstrations of products and services </li></ul><ul><li>Design: collaboration between teams with expert involvement as needed </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting: interaction between outside vendors and clients </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Meetings: regularly scheduled updates of projects between personnel at remote sites </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>In-home use </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital TelePresence </li></ul><ul><li>Holographic TelePresence </li></ul><ul><li>School applications </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Cisco Telepresence Documentation – </li></ul><ul><li>National LamdaRail - </li></ul><ul><li>Musion Online - </li></ul><ul><li>Image 1, slide 7: </li></ul>