Cisco is developing a way Flash and the iPhone iOS can co-exist peacefully — a network-based solution that will sort out video off the device for playback on a device.

Speaking to Computerworld, Marthin De Beer, senior vice president of emerging technologies, said, “We have a solution for Steve’s problem,” [with Flash].

The company — which incidentally licensed the iOS trademark it owns for use by Apple — is putting together a network-based technology called the Media Experience Engine.

Media Experience Engine will operate inside carrier networks to transcode video from any input device into formats in which it can be received by any other device.

Hosted on the network itself, I suspect this is the optimal solution to enable the widest access to the most numerous video format for any device. It is a step up from solutions like this, which are hosted extrinsically to the network itself.


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