Mark E. Hazen

Back to wires? How did that happen?

Once upon a time, AC wiring only carried power throughout a home. After a while, someone thought of using the power wiring to carry intercom voice signals around the home using what was known as ‘current carrier’ technology that employed very simple AM or FM...

The Next BIG Thing! – Part 2

In Part 1, The Next BIG Thing was characterized as Whole-house Digital Media over AC Power Lines – instant digital media access from every, and any, location in the home. That includes whole-house access to the Internet, TV/IPTV/Video (both standard- and...

The Next BIG Thing! – Part 1

Industry watchers are always asking, “What’s going to be the next big thing”? They are asking what the next big wave in technology will be – the next big money maker, industry builder – the next big impact on society like that of the automobile,...

From Old Cars to High-speed Home Networks

Have you ever taken a moment to consider how far the automobile has come? In the 1800s, a lot of experimenting was going on to develop transportation that didn’t require horses, cows or donkeys. Early versions of the automobile (horseless carriage) were...