Cisco Takes Consumers Beyond Connectivity to 'Visual Networking' with Internet Protocol Next-Generation Home Gateway
Single Device Opens the Way to Share Multimedia Content Across Multiple Devices on a Home Network
Cisco® today unveiled its Internet Protocol (IP) Services Gateway (Model DRG2800) which is designed to expand consumers' entertainment and personal content choices and bring network-based and home-based applications together in one device. With this product, consumers can use their set-top and large-screen, flat-panel televisions to watch videos, listen to downloaded music in surround sound, and view photos accessed from their PC.
The Cisco® IP Services Gateway provides consumers with a single device that easily connects to the in-home personal computer (PC) via Ethernet and to a digital set-top using coax cable. Then, to multiple devices throughout the home, this all-in-one product is capable of managing and delivering a variety of services including high-speed Internet, wired and wireless home networking, file and data storage (including video and music) from its 160-gigabyte hard drive, and voice/telephone service.
"The Cisco IP Services Gateway represents a significant inflection point where consumers can use a single device to access both the Internet and all of its user-generated content, and the service providers' managed video content network," said JT Taylor, director of product marketing at Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company. "Our new IP Services Gateway is part of Cisco's consumer initiative to create compelling visual networking experiences where streaming digital video technology and social networking merge. It's not that you are connected. People worldwide are connected. It's what you do with the connection. Our focus now includes distribution of the next wave of consumer visual and multimedia networking experiences. With its Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IPNGN), Cisco can uniquely help consumers discover content, people and services.