Todos os anos, o time da Cisco Meraki viaja para Cancun para divulgar tudo o que foi desenvolvido, compartilhar boas notícias e viver as melhores experiências com os clientes e parceiros.
Cisco Live! Cancun 2018, será realizada de 4 a 7 de dezembro na Riviera Maya no Moon Palace Hotel. Espera-se a presença de 5.000 pessoas que serão capacitadas para aprender tudo sobre as soluções e tendências do próximo ano, bem como as certificações em tecnologias Cisco®.
Cisco Live! é o lugar perfeito para descobrir as mais recentes inovações da maior empresa de redes do mundo e conhecer empresas de diferentes setores da América Latina. Também para o time de liderança da Cisco, é uma ótima oportunidade para anunciar parcerias e lançar novos produtos.
Cisco Meraki este ano vai novamente surpreender com sessões especiais, demos de grande impacto para todos e um time de vendas disposto a ajudar a simplificar a tecnologia poderosa para permitir que que seus clientes se concentrarem nos negócios, e não nos problemas tecnológicos de dia a dia.
Visite uma das nossas demonstrações durante a semana no Cisco Showcase para aprender como simplificar suas redes.
Reinventar a rede
O objetivo desta demonstração é fornecer uma visão geral do Dashboard Meraki, para sua gestão de redes sem fio, switches, segurança, SD-WAN, gerenciamento de dispositivos moveis e câmeras inteligentes, tudo a partir de um único painel de controle.
Aproveite o poder dos dados
Está procurando as novidades e o melhor da Meraki? Veja nossa demo Unlock the Power of Data, que mostra nossas mais novas soluções e produtos: Meraki Insight e Wireless Health.
Plataforma para Negócios Digitais
Conheça mais sobre o Meraki SD-WAN. Hoje, os departamentos de TI estão sob pressão para fazer mais com menos: gerenciar mais sites e mais clientes com orçamentos limitados e uma equipe relativamente pequena, tudo sem qualquer redução na confiabilidade e segurança.
Cisco Meraki, cada cliente tem acesso direto ao nosso conjunto de API baseada na nuvem, o que facilita a sua implementação em escala, permitindo programas de fidelidade com homepages WiFi, mantém registro da localização dos dispositivos de WiFi e BLE e criar estruturas analíticas que os ajudem a tomar decisões importantes que impulsionem seus negócios.
Sessões e laboratórios
A equipe da Meraki apresentará várias sessões e laboratórios em todo o programa Cisco Live. Desde workshops da DevNet Zone até workshops técnicos e apresentações sobre novas soluções da Meraki e toda a família de produtos, tem algo para todos. Veja a lista completa na nossa página de sessões e crie seu plano.
#MERAKIMISIONDIGITAL Decole e descobra o Meraki Universe e ganhe prêmios incríveis.
Uma maneira nova e divertida de encontrar Meraki no Cisco Live Cancun!
Este ano trazemos #MerakiMisiónDigital Participe na quarta-feira, quinta-feira e sexta-feira em dois únicos com chance de ganhar um Echo Dot ou o grande prémio um Apple Watch.
Para estar mais informado sobre o #CiscoLiveCacun2018, o convidamos a seguir o nosso Twitter @MerakiLatam onde estaremos publicando todos os detalhes do evento e a visitar o nosso site oficial
** Condições do sorteio # MerakiDigitalMission: Este sorteio aplica-se apenas aos parceiros e clientes da Cisco. Não é permitido mais de 1 Echo Dot ou Apple Watch por vencedor. Os funcionários da Cisco não são elegíveis para participar
Cada año el equipo de Cisco Meraki viaja a Cancún para dar a conocer todo lo que se ha venido desarrollando, compartir buenas noticias y vivir las mejores experiencias junto a clientes y partners.
Cisco Live! Cancún 2018, se llevará a cabo del 4 al 7 de diciembre en la Riviera Maya en el Hotel Moon Palace. Se espera la asistencia de 5.000 personas quienes podran conocer todo sobre las soluciones y tendencias del próximo año así como certificaciones en tecnologías de Cisco®
Cisco Live! es el lugar perfecto para descubrir las últimas innovaciones de la compañía de redes más grande del mundo y encontrarse con empresas de diferentes industrias de toda América Latina. También para el equipo de liderazgo de Cisco, es una gran oportunidad para anunciar alianzas y lanzar nuevos productos.
Este año Cisco Meraki volverá a sorprender con sesiones especiales, demos que impactaran a todos y con un equipo de ventas dispuesto ayudar a simplificar tecnología poderosa para poder permitirle a sus clientes concentrarse en el negocio y no en problemas cotidianos de tecnología
Visite una de nuestras demos durante la semana en el Cisco Showcase para aprender cómo simplificar sus redes.
Reinvent the Network
El objetivo de esta demo es proporcionar una visión general del Dashboard de Meraki, para su gestión de redes inalámbricas, switches, seguridad, SD-WAN, gestión de puntos finales y cámaras inteligentes, todo desde un único panel de control
Unlock the Power of Data
¿Buscando lo último y lo mejor de Meraki? Vea nuestra demo en Unlock the Power of Data, que muestra nuestras soluciones y productos más nuevos: Meraki Insight y Wireless Health.
Platform for Digital Business
Conozca más sobre Meraki SD-WAN. Hoy en día, los departamentos de TI están bajo la presión de hacer más con menos: administre más sitios y más clientes con presupuestos limitados y un equipo relativamente pequeño, todo sin ninguna reducción en la confiabilidad y seguridad.
Con Cisco Meraki, cada cliente tiene acceso directo a nuestro conjunto de API basadas en la nube, lo que facilita su implementación a escala, habilita programas de fidelización con páginas de inicio de WiFi, realiza un seguimiento de la ubicación de los dispositivos WiFi y BLE y crea marcos de análisis que los ayudan tomar decisiones importantes que impulsarán su negocio.
Sesiones y laboratorios
El equipo de Meraki presentará varias sesiones y laboratorios a lo largo del programa Cisco Live. Desde los talleres de DevNet Zone hasta los talleres técnicos y las presentaciones sobre las nuevas soluciones de Meraki y toda la familia de productos, hay algo para todos. Vea la lista completa en nuestra página de sesiones y planifique su asistencia.
#MERAKIMISIONDIGITAL Despega y Descubre el Universo Meraki y gana increíbles premios.
¡Una nueva y divertida forma de encontrar a Meraki en Cisco Live Cancún!
Este año traemos #MerakiMisiónDigital Participe el miércoles, jueves y viernes en dos desafíos únicos para tener la oportunidad de ganar un Echo Dot o el gran premio un Apple Watch.
Para estar más informados sobre #CiscoLiveCancun2018 lo invitamos a seguirnos en Twitter @MerakiLatam donde estaremos publicando todos los detalles del evento y a visitar nuestra página oficial
** Condiciones del Sorteo #MerakiMisiónDigital: Esta rifa solo aplica para partners y clientes Cisco. No se permite más de 1 Echo Dot o Apple Watch por ganador. Los empleados de Cisco no son elegibles a participar
One of the primary challenges that always crops up when discussing digital zoom for cameras is how to maintain the detail of a video feed, while still achieving a significant and meaningful image magnification. You need increased visibility on a particular area of interest, but can’t afford to sacrifice any image quality.
To help with this challenge, the sensor crop feature on Cisco Meraki MV cameras allows users to isolate regions of interest and achieve up to a 2.1x magnification on that region of their video stream, without any loss of detail or stretching of pixels.
Capturing at a full 4MP, MV cameras have an excess of pixels while streaming at 720p or 1080p, meaning the video is downsampled by default to fit the streaming resolution. This downsampling is illustrated in the diagram below.
Enabling sensor crop allows you to isolate any region from the 4MP sensor and have the camera only record that selection, rather than downsample the raw footage. So, if you select a 1080p-sized frame for your crop, your camera will now only record and stream from that region, but it will do so in full 1080p. This cropping is what results in the zoom.
By adjusting the camera sensor itself, zooming is achieved without any pixels needing to be stretched, as they are with digital zoom, and without any movement of the lenses, like with optical zoom.
How to get sensor crop setup on your MV cameras
First, navigate to the video stream for the camera you’d like to crop, and select the “Settings” tab, then “Video Settings.”
Below the video player, there will be a “Sensor Crop” section — click the “Select crop region” button. Note that sensor crop cannot be applied while High Dynamic Range (HDR) is enabled, and vice versa.
Your video player will now have a crop-region selector overlaid. By clicking on the selector, you can move it around the frame to target a particular area of interest, or cut out unnecessary portions of the field of view. You can also resize the selector using the green square in the bottom-right corner.
Once you’re happy with the selected region, scroll down and press “Apply crop region.” And that’s it!
This crop may take a few minutes to actually be applied, and it can be removed at any point.
What do you plan to use sensor crop for? Tell us all about it over on the Meraki Community!
Meraki is excited to announce an extension to our growing line of multi-gigabit (mGig) switches with the release of the MS355.
The new switch features a high-count of full, 10G mGig switch ports and is designed to help IT admins of data-intensive networks prepare their organization to meet the demands of next-generation access points. Universities, hospitals, and large public complexes like transportation centers all benefit from the increased bandwidth capabilities of the MS355.
The timing is right for mGig switching. Analysts believe the rise of 802.11ax (AX) access points – also called Wi-Fi 6 – will overtake the current 802.11ac standard by 2020 and by 2022 comprise up to 87% of the wireless access point market.* These next-gen access points require more capable switches to handle the increased traffic.
*Dell’oro Group: Wireless LAN Five Year Forecast Report, 2018-2022
Enter High-Density Multi-Gigabit Switching
Multi-gigabit, or mGig, switches offer the benefit of greater switching capacity while using previously-installed Cat 5e/6/6a cabling infrastructure.
Not all mGig switch ports are the same. Switch device makers may designate a switch as mGig but cap the max bandwidth on the port to 2.5G or 5G. The device is still operable, but the smaller bandwidth size limits the potential of greater data rates in the future.
Notably, we previously dipped our foot into the water of full, 10G mGig with the release of our first multi-gigabit switch, the MS350-24X, which contained just 8 mGig ports for smaller deployments of mGig-capable devices.
For that reason, we developed the MS355, a cloud-managed high mGig port-density switch designed to help organizations prepare for large deployments of AX access points.
The series comes in four models all with 4 x 10G SFP+ ports, 2 x 40G QSFP+ ports, and 400 Gbps of stacking bandwidth. All models use 100 Gbps optical cables to stack up to eight devices for greater network resilience.
The series varies in the number of mGig ports included on the switch:
When reviewing footage and trying to identify key characteristics about something in a scene, the distance between the object and your camera can often feel like a frustrating limitation. In many cases, you can clearly see the whole object, but some of the finer characteristics are difficult to make out.
To help with this frustration, and make some attributes easier to spot, the Cisco Meraki MV team has added a digital zoom feature in the Meraki dashboard, giving users enhanced visibility from all of their MV cameras.
How does digital zoom actually work?
Digital zoom can be a bit confusing at first, as it doesn’t really involve the camera at all. Instead, everything is handled by your web browser.
To achieve the zoom effect, we use a process called bilinear interpolation. As you zoom in, the image is cropped, stretching pixels apart as this happens. Interpolation then fills in any of the ‘gaps’ in pixels using a best-guess system, where it estimates the color to add based on that of neighboring pixels. Functionally, this is very similar to how your smartphone handles zooming in on your saved photos.
Giving users the ability to instantly achieve up to a 12x zoom on both live and historical footage, digital zoom is an extremely practical option, and can be easily combined other available zooming features, like optical zoom or sensor crop.
In the image on the left, no zoom is applied — note that we can’t see the brand name on the purple bike in the left-side of the frame. With 12x zoom in the photo on the right, we can see the brand name perfectly.
How you can use digital zoom on the job
Digital zoom is one of the most straightforward features in the dashboard, making it easy to use whenever you think it could be helpful (or if you want to zoom in and out repeatedly for a bit of fun).
Navigate to any single camera feed in your network, and hover your mouse over the video player. Then, scroll with your trackpad or mouse (like you would if you were navigating up and down a web page) to zoom the video in and out — the location of your mouse will ‘aim’ the zoom.
Note that you’ll see how far you’ve zoomed in on the top-left corner of the video player. Once you’re happy with the level of zoom, you can click-and-drag to pan around the field of view.
And that’s it — you can now use this on all your cameras to extract even more information from scenes. Check out our documentation article for more, and tell us how your organization is taking advantage of digital zooming over at the Meraki Community!
Often located in the basements of residence halls, campus IT teams at several colleges nationwide are constantly followed by a long line of students waiting to get their computer fixed, connection issues resolved, or passwords reset. Visit almost any company to find the frantic IT team sitting in a corner, surrounded by computer monitors, accessories, and employees lingering to ask questions. At the local library, IT staff tirelessly drive back and forth between branches responding to various complaints from visitors and librarians. What do all of these people have in common (besides wanting to pull their hair out)?
Their hatred of the never-ending pile of help desk tickets.
While help desk tickets have helped IT teams across industries keep track of and assist with user problems, they can also be a hindrance to productivity and take time away from other pressing projects. This isn’t a good experience for the end users either, who often waste hours, or even days to get their issue resolved, reducing their productivity in return. While the need for help desk tickets is not going away, there are ways that IT teams can reduce the number of tickets they receive so they can focus on more proactive activities. Here are three easy ways to start reducing the number of help desk tickets:
1. Use an onboarding solution for devices
Whether it’s college students moving into their freshman year dorm rooms with 10+ devices sprawled on the floor waiting to be connected, or an employee trying to access the network from their phone to check an urgent email, getting all devices logged onto the network can be a bigger challenge than expected. This is also the cause of the majority of help desk tickets, especially for those who work at a college or university. By implementing an onboarding solution, users can seamlessly authenticate all of their devices onto the network painlessly, without having to worry about forgetting their password or struggling to connect IoT devices.
2. Implement reliable wireless connections
One of the most frequent complaints to come across an IT administrator’s desk? Slow or poor Wi-Fi connectivity. With the vast majority of users across a campus, city, or office building now accessing the network wirelessly, ensuring that these users can connect to and access the Internet seamlessly will greatly reduce the number of help desk tickets—and the number of nasty complaints on social media. By deploying cloud-managed access points and switches, IT teams can manage and troubleshoot network issues from anywhere, leading to a faster time to resolution and fewer users experiencing network problems. With automated alerts, IT teams can even solve network issues before they receive a complaint, so users are never even aware there was an outage.
3. Be proactive with analytics
Are several users submitting tickets about the same issue? Is there one building where users are submitting more tickets than another? Is there enough bandwidth to support a large event? Most IT teams don’t readily have the answers to these questions, mainly because they are focused on solving the tickets that cross their desk, rather than analyzing the underlying issue or where the request originated from. But with visibility into the network and the performance of individual applications, it becomes much easier to solve several issues at once, maybe even issues IT didn’t know existed, which later results in fewer help desk tickets. By figuring out some of the underlying issues, IT teams can re-allocate access points to cover dead zones, check potentially faulty cabling in older buildings, and test their user connection speeds—solving problems before they even result in a ticket.
Feeling empowered to start minimizing your ticket queue? The IT team at Eastern University understands this feeling all too well. Students were continuously complaining about poor network connectivity in the residence halls, leading to a pile of help desk tickets, which skyrocketed during move-in week. To help solve this problem, they deployed Cisco Meraki wireless and switching across their dorms and have dramatically reduced the number of helpdesk tickets they receive each year. But don’t just take it from us–join us on December 6th at 9am PT for a live webinar with Eric McCloy, Chief Information Officer of Eastern University, to learn how Meraki wireless has improved student connections. We look forward to seeing you there!
When Cisco Meraki introduced MV security cameras two years ago, the goal was to create a product for an industry that had seen little in the way of fresh, innovative approaches to solving common problems in decades. MV featured a new architecture that fundamentally made the business of installing, managing, and interacting with security cameras easier, more enjoyable, and less resource-intensive.
A year and a half later, MV12 came into the picture and brought advanced analytics to the MV family, including computer vision powered by machine learning—all without the need for any servers or additional software complexity. But with the introduction of in-dashboard analytics came tons of questions about additional analytics capabilities.
Today, MV Sense joins the MV family as a tool to help users create better, smarter business solutions. MV Sense is the first installment in a broader analytics category called Meraki IQ, a powerful class of intelligently processed data delivered via simple APIs.
Further underpinning this dedication to enabling customers to make use of cameras as sensors, the MV lineup grows to include MV22 and MV72, indoor and outdoor varifocal cameras featuring the same powerful processor as MV12.
The in-dashboard analytics tools found on MV smart cameras—motion heat maps and person detection/tabulating—can provide users a wealth of high level information about foot traffic and behavior patterns, but the use cases for MV’s machine learning algorithms are so vast and varied that we wanted our customers to be able to take advantage of it in their own way. Enter MV Sense, a new way for customers to interact with and build on top of the person detection data that comes out of MV12, MV22, and MV72 cameras. Each MV Sense license allows users to access person detection data produced by a camera (including location, time, and count) via a set of both RESTful and MQTT-based APIs.
This means that those once far-fetched or cost-prohibitive ideas can become a reality. MV Sense allows for solutions that do things like:
Trigger a special in-store media display to begin playing if there are more than 10 people in close range of the screens
Understand wait times in grocery queues around the world
Quickly understand and alert emergency personnel if there are people left in a building during a fire drill or evacuation
Set off an alarm if the person count next to a dangerous piece of machinery in a manufacturing facility drops below the safe minimum
The most exciting part? 10 MV Sense licenses will be included with every MV organization to allow for tinkering to begin right away.
Advanced analytics are now available on two new hardware models—a duo of indoor and outdoor varifocal cameras, MV22 and MV72. They feature not only the same processor as MV12, but also many of the same hardware benefits: audio recording, wireless capability, and 256GB of onboard storage, all with the added bonus of optical zoom, which can be configured and adjusted simply via the Meraki dashboard.
MV72 also features increased weather- and impact-resistance ratings from the first generation, IP67 and IK10+. IK10+ happens to be the highest impact resistance rating available, meaning those advanced analytics can now be deployed anywhere and everywhere.
The edge-storage architecture of MV smart cameras was created thoughtfully and deliberately to serve Meraki customers’ needs. This meant building a product that would accommodate those customers who had real-world bandwidth constraints and limitations. Still, there are times when it’s necessary for particular cameras in a fleet to offload their storage or have a backup of the data, and that’s where the cloud archive tool for MV comes in.
Cloud archive comes in 90- and 180-day storage options and can be enabled on a per-camera basis, allowing for custom-tailored storage solutions for every organization. This means that only critical cameras will back up their video to the cloud and bandwidth limits can be adhered to. Cameras will continue to retain footage locally in addition to the cloud copy, providing redundancy and greater peace of mind.
With locations all across the city of Reading, Pennsylvania, the Reading School District is one of the largest in the region. The hallways in the high school alone span an impressive five miles. This sheer physical size, coupled with over 18,000 students and 2,000 faculty and staff across the district, make apparent how challenging — and crucial — it is to ensure the safety of these individuals.
“The goal for us is… to make sure that every individual in this building feels safe… And they know that we’re on top of every situation that could arise in the building.” – Eric Turman, Reading High School Principal
CTO Jeff Haas and his colleagues knew precisely what their security objectives were, but they found the challenges were mounting. Their existing camera system was highly failure-prone, often lost footage, and was so cumbersome that training new team members was hugely time consuming. With a 15-person security team and a lean IT squad to manage all of this, the district knew it was time to evaluate alternative solutions.
Ensure the necessary infrastructure was in place for just 15 guards to secure all 18,000 students and 2,000 faculty members, making them feel safe and comfortable while in the schools.
With their traditional security camera solution, all camera footage was stored on an NVR. If one hard drive failed, it would crash a unit of 20+ cameras, with no way to alert them that cameras had gone down.
With no way to identify that cameras were offline, it was often only discovered that they hadn’t been recording when footage was requested to review an important incident.
When cameras went down, they relied on their installer to come on site and assist with the repair process, delaying fixes and keeping their cameras offline longer.
Due to the complexity of the video management software, members of their security team could not easily access feeds or footage, and training new team members was complicated and time consuming.
“Typically, when one hard drive would die, it would take the whole unit down — that was about 20 cameras we would lose. And that’s just not appropriate.” – CR Hiestand, Network and Systems Administrator
The Meraki Camera Deployment:
~400 cameras were deployed across five sites, with standardization across the district planned.
A combination of MV12, MV21, and MV71 cameras were used to provide coverage both indoors and outdoors.
Just one team member — CR Hiestand, Network and Systems Administrator at Reading School District — was initially trained to use the camera tools in dashboard, he was then able to train other members of the IT and Security teams.
Security and administrative users were assigned particular camera-permissions, based on the requirements of their role.
Without having to rely on NVRs, Meraki cameras were deployed and online extremely quickly.
“Now that we’re on the MV platform, training has been a lot simpler than what it needed to be previously. We’ve done one training session, and I was able to cover all the features.” – CR Hiestand, Network and Systems Administrator
The small security team at Reading School District provides a more secure and safe learning environment for the district.
Security team members can more effectively monitor different sites in case of a crucial event.
Rather than having multiple cameras crash at a time, failure is always limited to a single camera, and the IT team is alerted when a camera goes down so there is never a loss in coverage.
Everyone at Reading School District who required camera access was trained in just a few minutes to access video streams, historical feeds, and camera analytics — a dramatic drop in the time and resources required to onboard users.
The district’s IT team is able to govern camera access for different users more effectively.
With the success they’ve had at the deployed locations, Reading School District is planning to triple the number of cameras they have deployed in the next few years.
Have a story you’d like to share with us about how you’ve used MV cameras? We’d love to hear it on the Meraki Community!
Most IT teams are familiar with the extensive work that goes into deploying a fast wireless network. Wireless networks are designed using dedicated design software solutions. Once a design is complete, all of the locations of access points (APs) within a facility are finalized and provided to installers via a detailed CAD drawing.
Traditionally, if IT teams needed to know where each AP was located post-installation, they would have to refer to either the design document or the AutoCAD file. Cisco Meraki changed all this with Maps & floor plans, which allowed IT admins map Meraki APs on a floor map.
Today, we’re pleased to launchMaps & floor plans 2.0, which now lets IT teams map all Meraki hardware products — not just APs — onto a floor plan. With this newly launched functionality, IT admins can take advantage of a plethora of great functionality:
Network-wide floor plans: You can now access Maps & floor plans from the Network-wide menu. This lets you visualize Meraki MR, MS, MX, and MV devices throughout your deployment and easily navigate between all floors in your network location.
Client Location: Once APs are mapped on floor plans, the locations of client devices are automatically provided on the client page using the Location Analytics feature built into Meraki APs. Customers can use this information to easily identify the location of a device without needing any specific information from the user. One common example is to locate devices within a facility.
Location Heatmap: This feature has been used to analyze foot traffic trends within a facility. This proves useful in retail environments to gauge where customers are spending most of their time. For non-retail applications, knowing areas with high foot traffic can help someone identify any potential capacity issues for wireless performance.
Radio Settings: To evaluate performance issues on a wireless network, network admins might first take a look at the wireless spectrum and ensure there is no interference from a neighboring AP. To check co-channel interference, they might then check the channel distribution for the APs. Using the maps component available in Radio Settings, customers can easily check channel distribution and identify any potential issues with co-channel interference.
Now that you have the ability to map everything in one place, customers no longer have to go back and forth between the Meraki dashboard and design/CAD documents to locate APs. Additionally, customers can go to the page for a particular device directly from the map, thereby avoiding the need to hunt for the device within dashboard.
Using this new capability, a customer can now:
Use the topology feature to identify an issue with a particular device within a network and then use floor plans to identify the location of the device within a facility.
Easily jump to any device within the network without having to start from the AP when troubleshooting issues.
Quickly locate devices within a facility in case of any intrusion and make changes as needed.
Use location-based APIs with greater accuracy.
To try these new features out for yourself, log in to the Meraki dashboard and navigate to Network-wide > Monitor > Maps & floor plans or refer to our documentation here. Not a customer yet? Try Meraki out for yourself!