Oct 18

Jesse Robbins

Jesse Robbins

Web2Summit: Cisco announces the Eos open media platform

Dan Scheinman just announced Eos, Cisco's community media platform currently powering NASCAR and the NHL (see Dan's NHL profile). He said that the "Entertainment Operating System" would be generally available in 2008 and open to developers with APIs. The "Eos" name seems like an homage to the Internetwork Operating System (IOS) software running Cisco network devices. Ironically, "EOS" usually means "End of Sales" at Cisco, marking the final step before a product reaches its "End of Life".

It looks like the company hopes to adapt its successes in packet delivery to content delivery. This is an ambitious goal, and I'm looking forward to learning more about their plans.

Update: Cisco posted more information about the Eos announcement on their blog.

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