"home networks" articles

Connected devices are set to become the next big thing in the home and the marketplace. The market for connected devices is in its early stages (connected devices currently amount to less than one percent of the market, according to Parks Associates), but connectivity has been increasingly making its presence felt in the home.  The market for these devices is currently fragmented as companies are designing solutions to meet their personal objectives.  However, to...
 
by Parks Associates | Jul. 10, 2013
Tags: apps, connected CE, home networks
If we are going to spend billions of dollars to fix our ailing infrastructure, let's make sure we do it right. Here are the technologies to make that happen. By MICHAEL TOTTY It's time the U.S. got a lot smarter. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123447510631779255.html Printed in The Wall Street Journal, page R1 Get Smart… I couldn’t help but think of the Mel Brooks and Buck Henry show starring Don Adams & Barbara Feldon back in the late 60’s....
Ericsson will launch Connected Home Gateway software at Spain's Mobile World Congress later this month. Consumers can then use their mobile phone or laptops to interact with their computers, TVs and/or media players. This allows the sharing of photos and videos without even being home. By being the main multimedia outlet, the Connected Home Gateway acts as a single service-delivery platform and allows remote management for service provisioning and maintenance. As a single point...
 
It's about a month late, but I wanted to make note of some consumer storage announcements and product revelations from CES that I thought were relevant. Windows Home Server Announcements First, the Windows Home Server folks announced that Shuttle and VIA have joined HP in developing home servers. Here is the rundown of the Windows Home Server products: * Shuttle: The Shuttle Home Server will be available in a basic 500GB version – the SH-4500 – and a 500GB version with...
 
by | Feb. 3, 2009
Tags: CES, home networks
On January 27, 2009, Cisco announced that it was acquiring a company that provides middleware to bridge between the IT and building management systems. Cisco says that the acquisition of Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence can allow IT systems - including servers, phones, Telepresence, digital signage, and networking equipment - to be managed in much the same way as security, HVAC, and other building management systems. CNET reported yesterday that this acquisition plays into...
 
by | Jan. 28, 2009
Tags: connected CE, home networks, mobile, smartphones
New report reveals monitoring makes up 75% of home security revenues -- Monitoring revenues are still the financial bedrock of the U.S. security industry, constituting 75% of all revenue, according to Home Systems: Home Security Update, which reports monitoring will cushion this market during the recession. This new report from Parks Associates finds the number of monitored security households intending to cancel their service is only 4-8% higher than normal due to the...
It looks like the home networking industry is partying like it's 1999 ... all over again. The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) has announced the creation of the ATIS Home Networking (HNET) Forum. With the Forum’s creation, ATIS now houses the single, centralized body responsible for comprehensively addressing home networking standards. ATIS’ HNET Forum is unique in that it’s the only body to holistically assess the wide variety of on-going home...
 
by | Jan. 16, 2009
Tags: home networks
Many manufacturers are developing apps that make Apple's ubiquitous mobile device a touchpanel controller for automation, lighting, distributed audio and more. Apple’s iPhone is doubling as a new type of touchpanel controller these days. Apple has already sold more than 6 million iPhones, and many home control companies are capitalizing on that trend by engineering their systems to communicate directly with the mobile device, as well as with Apple’s iPod and iPod touch...

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