Cell phones are no longer just tools for making phone calls. Phone makers have been busy developing new models that include advanced entertainment and information features.
Adoption of broadband, driven by the value-add services, such as Video on Demand, Voice over IP, Interactive TV, PVR and network gaming - will create the scenario where multiple devices need to be easily connected within a home network.
This white paper examines the challenges that face home users of computers, the Internet, and home networks and provides insight into how the industry is addressing the need for improved management, monitoring, and maintenance services and solutions to home users.
A major focus of PlaceLab research is preventative health care: technologies and services to help people remain healthy, autonomous, and comfortable in their homes as they age.
The second version of the TEAHA (The European Application Home Alliance) Market Background Document has been released on January 7, 2005.
Homega Research has officially released its awaited multiclient study aimed at providing reliable, detailed and up-to-date information on the current state and development prospects of the Connected Home markets in the main countries of Asia.
The foundation of the concept is the building operating system, named as COBA (Connected Open Building Automation). COBA definitions were created in a standardization project of companies representing various industries, from telecommunications to construction and services.
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs provides us a framework to identify key elements of our future home. By fulfilling these key elements, we know that we are better satisfied with these needs.
So, what's going on here? Is this something to be alarmed about if you're in ProAV? No, not really. In fact, I believe it's a good thing. It's a good thing because we now see the path of technology before us. We aren't blindsided with new technology and new products that we never saw coming - thus rendering our old installs and rental inventory useless.
ProSyst's Environment for Service Provisioning and Activation (ESPA) supports operators, service and content providers in creating new business.
With predictions that there will be more than 28 million networked homes in the US by the end of 2008 (CyberAtlas), it is possible that traditional technology such as the VCR and the set-top box will gradually disappear and be replaced by all-encompassing home networks.
Continued growth of new construction coupled with consumer demand for the latest entertainment systems is driving sales through installing dealers to grow 8% in 2003 over 2002. The results of Parks Associates latest survey of the channel indicate that next year looks even better with nearly 60% of dealers expecting their businesses to grow more than 10% in 2004.
Digital America 2003, The U.S. Consumer Electronics Industry, showcases the growth and opportunity in the consumer electronics market, from handheld computers and personal video recorders (PVRs) to wireless phones and MP3 players. Available free as an online publication, Digital America 2003 explains new technology trends that are enhancing consumers' lifestyles and workstyles by bringing information, entertainment and communications almost anywhere, any time.
China's telecom carriers market will gradually open to foreign investors, in the order of value-added services, basic mobile services, and basic fixed telecom services. Geographically, the Chinese government will first open the market in three super-sized cities-Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, then 17 big cities, and finally the rest of the country.
In early 2002, the Shanghai municipal government "advised" SCN to accelerate the digital TV project and gradually migrate to interactive TV services in the next few years. The government also provided millions of dollars in subsidies specifically for the digital TV project. Reprinted from the November 17, 2002 edition of "Parks' Points"
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The Bryston BDA-1 is a state-of-the-art external Stereo DAC (digital to analog converter) using fully discrete Class-A proprietary Bryston analog circuits, two independent linear power supplies and dual Crystal CS-4398 DAC chips. The BDA-1 features an impressive array of inputs for USB, COAX, OPTICAL, AES-EBU and BNC equipped digital devices. For audio outputs, the BDA-1 offers both balanced XLR as well as unbalanced RCA stereo connectors on the rear panel.