Connected by Design: A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words
We've recently written about the beautiful showhouse for which we have the privilege of acting as "broadband architects". Now we're creating audio and video assets which we'll share with you as soon as they are available. If you can't visit the house, you can still have a good sense for how it is building upon the broadband foundation.
Thanks to our readers and colleagues, we'll be including broadband infrastructure and services from Cox; fiber from Corning and fiber electronics from Wave7 Optics; lighting controls and structured wiring from Leviton; energy management from Leviton, Square D and Nevada Power; -- and much much more. We expect to have an Internet cafe where you can check your email and make free VoIP phone calls.
This experience is giving real context to new reports like the one from ABI on "The US Digital Home Enterprise 2003" which says: "Within the home enterprise, residential wireless networking, high-speed Internet services, and smarter connected intelligent devices are reshaping the home by connecting security, entertainment, HVAC, lighting, and appliances in new ways. These trends are pushing traditional home automation markets closer to those traditionally occupied by the PC and consumer electronics industries. In short, the trends are creating new guidelines for the digital home and the applications available to the consumer." ( www.abiresearch.com/abiprdisplay2.jsp?pressid=214 )