Brian Baker

Let’s Play Ball!

Take a position as an observer on the sidelines of a soccer game between two teams of children six years of age and younger and you can gain some special insight into the current state of the home automation industry. I realized this recently when I searched my memory...

There is only ONE way and it’s Two way

I remember a time in my youth growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania when my paths crossed with a group of people the news media of that time period had dubbed as “Jesus Freaks”. Their message to society was simple – that Jesus was the only way...

Home Plug & Play

This column will typically be dedicated to providing information about how you can utilize concepts presented in the Home Plug & Play specification to build a network of products having a high degree of interoperability. The Home Plug & Play Specification...

Powerline Communication Security Issues

Some of you may remember those x-ray vision glasses that used to be advertised in the back of comic strip magazines. I never did send off the few dollars and loose change needed to acquire a pair of these spiral-lensed wonders, but I spent my share of time imagining...