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IPTV White Paper
Telephone, cable TV, and satellite TV companies are no longer bounded by their original purposes and core markets. These companies are quickly morphing into comprehensive providers of telephony, Internet, and digital television services. As Charles Hall of Rider Research and publisher of the Online Reporter suggested recently, the term “digital service provider” more accurately reflects the functions of these companies.
PQoS – Parameterized Quality of Service
The essential promise of MoCA—no new wires, no service calls, and no interference with other networks or consumer electronic devices—remains intact with each upgrade to the standard.
Cable and Satellite Digital Entertainment Networks
Traditional broadcast TV viewing models are eroding as consumers embrace new content technologies. Driven by DVRs, high-definition content, and the emergence of multiple HDTVs per household, cable and satellite TV operators are moving to deploy robust digital entertainment networks to distribute content to consumers.
Telco TV Home Networking Technology and Market Outlook
As telecom companies continue to roll out IPTV offerings, deploying advanced home networking technologies is becoming an increasingly vital part of operators’ strategies. When implemented correctly, home networking technologies pave the way for future services and give operators new ways to leverage their investments.
Wired and Wireless Networks in the Home
Until recently, home networking simply meant sharing Internet access or printers throughout the home across multiple computers. In the near future, however, networking will be a critical path to sharing advanced IP services across multiple home devices, including computers, set-top boxes, game boxes, and other peripherals.
Home Entertainment Over Coax 2006
This article covers home multimedia networking—especially video—including usage models, system requirements, installation and maintenance, security, and comparisons of various in-home media.
Home Networking of Digital Entertainment Without Compromise
An open, industry-driven initiative promoting distribution of digital video and entertainment in the home through existing coaxial cable.
Texas Instruments: Next Generation Residential Gateways
Homes are increasingly being populated with diverse digital devices, multimedia applications, networked appliances, voice and data communications platforms, entertainment systems, and more. Consumers are using these devices, platforms, and applications to access ever-increasing amounts of digital content, which is often delivered through a broadband Internet connection. Content is then moved and shared among devices in the home, and may eventually be transferred outside the home via the Internet and portable consumer devices.
Creating the Connected Home: The Debate over Home Networking Standards
Home networking is at a crossroads. The rise of triple-play services in general, and IP-based video in particular, has rekindled the debate over the best way to create the connected digital home.
Multimedia over Coax Alliance Field Test Report Executive Summary
MoCA® performed field trials in 246 homes across the U.S. and validated that the technology for its initial specification meets and exceeds the MoCA requirements for multimedia home networking. Each of MoCA’s eight members—Comcast, Echostar, Entropic Communications, Linksys, Motorola, Panasonic, Radio Shack, and Toshiba—performed tests in their respective areas, covering more than 120 zip codes nationwide.
Consumer Technology: Key Trends and Outlook for 2008, A Parks Associates White Paper
As digital technologies go mainstream, the manner in which consumers create and share content, enjoy programming and entertainment applications, communicate, and enhance productivity is evolving. We have seen solid activity and real potential among industry players in services delivery, software development, and platform design, to address the increasing consumer appetite for lifestyle-enhancement solutions and productivity applications—from broadband to portable music and emerging television services.
The Use of Ethernet-Over-Coax in HFC Networks
The growing use of IP technology to deliver audio, video, and data often faces a simple problem. The physical connection to the IP network is often not available where the equipment associated with these new services is located. For example, the DSL modem is typically located near the telephone outlet, not the TV, and the cable modem is connected to an RF wall outlet that is often not convenient to the home office or computer.
ZigBee Wireless Sensor Applications for Health, Wellness and Fitness
New assistive technologies in health care, based on widely accepted standards such as ZigBee, will play an important role in slowing down the sharp increase in health care costs. Medical devices based on the ZigBee standard facilitate the reduction of costs associated with the development and manufacturing of new medical devices.
ZigBee and Wireless Radio Frequency Coexistence
ZigBee is seeing broad adoption by industries that demand products based on standards that deliver long-term stability and feature a solid and competitive supply chain.
ZigBee: The Choice for Energy Management and Efficiency
ZigBee's wireless open standard technology is becoming the energy management and efficiency technology of choice worldwide. ZigBee Home Area Networks bring smart-grid programs directly to consumers’ homes.
ZigBee Enables Smart Buildings of the Future Today
ZigBee wireless technology creates new possibilities and transforms office environments into truly effective workspaces.
ZigBee Vision for the Home
Overview of ZigBee applications in the residential market.
ZigBee Technology: Wireless Control that Simply Works
by Patrick Kinney, Kinney Consulting LLC / Chair of IEEE 802.15.4 Task Group
Zigbee: "Wireless Control That Simply Works"
by William C. Craig Program Manager Wireless Communications, ZMD America, Inc.