Methodology

* Study conducted by Market Perspectives Inc., an independent market research company in Framingham, Massachusetts.
* Fielded on-site at the Las Vegas Convention Center from November 15th — November 17th, 1999.
* Surveys were self-administered using a PenTouch interactive survey.
* Findings represent final results from 387 Respondents.

Reasons for Visiting the Digital Home Networking Hotspot

Why did you visit the Home Networking Hot Spot?
68% Learn about home networking products and technologies
43% To stay current in home networking products, technologies or issues
38% Identify home networking product/solutions vendors for future product consideration
19% Attend home networking product demonstration
18% Visit a specific company
9% Other

Interest in Home Networking

Somfy Automated Shading Solutions
Do you currently have a home network?

Installed

45%

No,but plan to install

34%

No, and no plans to install

7%

No, unsure of plans

14%

How would you describe your interest in home networking?

For use in own household

73%

General curiosity

32%

E-business use

28%

As service provider

17%

As Commnications Carrier

7%

Interest in Home Networking Categories

Please rate your interest in the following home networking categories?
Data Networking 90%
Home Control and Automation 78%
Entertainment 77%
Telephone Communications 77%

Interest in Data Networking

Please rate your interest in the following data networking categories?

Modem/Phone/ISP Share

89%

Printer/Periph. Sharing

86%

File/App. Sharing

84%

Comp. Enhanced Telephony

76%

Display PC info. on TV

72%

Multiplayer Gaming

64%

Interest in Home Control and Automation

Please rate your interest in the following home control and automation categories?

Security Systems

70%

Smart Appliances

70%

Monitoring Services

66%

Speaker/Irrigat. Systems

65%

HVAC

64%

Lighting Controls

63%

Surveillance

57%

Weather/Environ. Sensors

53%

Window Blinds, Drapery

43%

Pet Care/Auto. Feeders

37%

Interest in Entertainment Applications

Please rate your interest in the following entertainment categories?

Video Distribution

79%

Home Theater

79%

Music Anywhere

78%

Multi-Player Gaming

57%

Interest in Telephone Communications

Please rate your interest in the following telephone communications?

Telephone Answering Device

78%

Screen Phones/ Smart Cordless Phones

75%

Computer Enhanced Telephony

73%

Display Caller ID on TV

67%

Intercom/PBX

54%

Role of the Service Provider in Home Networking

The role of the service provider in home networking is/will be:

Profound

34%

Important

40%

Contributory

18%

Minimal

9%

High-Speed Access in American Households

In your opinion, when do you think 50% of North American households will have high-speed Internet access?

53% believe high speed Internet access will become prevalent by 2003
2000-2001 16%
2002-2003 37%
2004-2005 26%
Beyond 2005 19%
Never 1%

Forecast for the Networked Home

How likely is it that the “networked home” will become prevalent in the next five years?

81% believe the “networked home” is likely to be prevalent within five years

Internet Access for Personal Home Use

What is your CURRENT Internet access media for your personal home use? What is your PREFERRED Internet access media for your personal home use?

Currently Use

Prefer to Use

Phoneline/56K Modem

62%

4%

Cable modem

17%

26%

xDSL

11%

45%

Wireless cable

1%

9%

Satellite

1%

9%

Power Line

1%

4%

Sales and Distribution Channels For Home Networking

Please rank the top TWO sales & distribution channels for home networking
Internet Shopping 62%
Retail Store 58%
Catalog Shopping 22%
Service Provider 18%
Consultant or Systems Integrator 13%
Vendor Direct Sales Rep 10%
TV Shopping 7%
In-Home Sales 5%

Attendee Satisfaction With The COMDEX Digital Home Networking Hot Spot

Please indicate your overall satisfaction with the COMDEX Home Networking Hot Spot?

Very/somewhat satisfied

90%

Somewhat dissatisfied/ not at all satisfied

10%

Attendee & Company Profile

What industry does your organization represent? How many employees work in your company? What is your job function? What is your level of job responsibility? What is your best estimate of your organization’s total annual IT budget for the next year?
INDUSTRY COMPANY SIZE
IT 25% Work Location Entire Organization
Non-IT 55% Large (1,000+) 24% 41%
Reseller/Channel 20% Medium (100-999) 29% 20%
Small (1-99) 47% 39%
Average Company Size 4,800 14,700

JOB FUNCTION JOB RESPONSIBILITY
IT 58% Executive 41%
Line of Business 35% Manager 37%
Developer 7% Staff 22%

COMPANY IT BUDGET
$500,000 + 55%
$100,000 – $500,000 20%
Up to $100,000 25%
Average Budget $27 million