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Tuesday July 18, 2006 6:40 pm

Digital Home Still A Decade Away


Posted by James DeRuvo Categories: Smart Home, Internet, Misc. Tech


Digital HomeA major player in wireless transmission of music and video says that a purely wireless and digital home is still about a decade away. Sonos CEO John MacFarlane believes that although both Redmond and Cupertino are banking on the technology, as well as third party hardware companies like Belkin and Philips, consumer interest and technology are still in their infancy.

The issue may be that the technology relies on home networking, and at current time, only 1 in 6 users have a network.  This is largely due to the “flashing VCR” crowd not understanding what a home network can really do.  When all that changes, the tipping point for consumer interst and technology isn’t far behind.


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