Cisco names winners of 'Think Inside the Box' developer contest

Awards go to apps written for ISR Application Extension Platform

Cisco this week announced the winners of its "Think Inside the Box" Developer Contest launched last fall. The worldwide competition sought out the best applications from developers for Cisco's Application Extension Platform (AXP) on the company's ISR routers.

A panel of seven judges narrowed 100 submissions down to eight finalists. The criteria for selection were innovation, effective use of the AXP platform, feasibility, and project plan documentation. From those finalists, the winners were:

First Place: Team MADnetwork, led by David Perez in Spain, won $50,000 for the Building Automation Service application (BAS). Created for branch offices and multitenant units, BAS helps businesses remotely monitor and manage building operations.Second Place: Team Enhancers, led by Rajesh Kotagiri in India, won $30,000 for the Local Advertising Mesh Network Platform (LAMP) application. LAMP creates a distributed ad-serving platform hosted on the AXP. This platform will reside on ISRs targeted initially toward retail deployments.

Third Place: Team BugsBernie, led by Bernhard Beckmann in Germany, won $20,000 for the Integrated Surveillance System application. With this application, IP phones can be turned on during nonworking hours to monitor any audio signals in the offices. When abnormal audio signal patterns are detected, the application notifies external security services or devices such as mobile phones, computers and video monitoring systems. 

Demos of the applications can be found here.

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