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New! Digital Home Network Now on LinkedIn. Join In.

August 30, 2011 2:08 PM  | 1 comments  | 0 TrackBack

Kudos to Bernie Arnason for creating the Digital Home Network on LinkedIn.

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The group is just getting going and in advance of the upcoming Digital Home Network conference in Orlando, this would be a great community to join.  

See you in Olrando and see you online!

In the midst of the bubbling up of "new things TV...." don't forget the plumbing and infrastructure of what could be with G.hn

August 30, 2011 12:08 AM in AppleTV  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

I'm tracking a resurgence in coverage about what's next in TV...

After the announcement of Steve Jobs' retirement, there were discussions and media coverage about the pending Apple TV - yes, a television, not just AppleTV the little black box that Apple currently sells.  


In the for what it's worth department, regardless of what's next, there's one thing that for sure is next - it's the delivery of G.hn product from OEMs .... coming soon.  

Amidst the hype and prognostification what of what is next or not, the plumbing and infrastructure that G.hn will provide for is even the greater sign of things to come.

Interview With Former BBC Exec Now Head Of Intel Digital Home Group

August 25, 2011 2:08 PM in Intel  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

Because of the role of HomeGrid Forum plays in the G.hn standard, it's important to track the happenings at Intel in the greater context of the home.

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Silicon Valley Watcher's Tom Foremski has a very good - Smart TV focused interview in Silicon Valley Watcher with Erik Huggers  who has recently joined Intel's as its head of the Digital Home Group based in London. Huggers has been at Microsoft and most recently at the BBC as director of thedirector of the Future Media & Technology organization.


Global Support for G.hn Gains Ground as HomeGrid Forum's Asia Pacific and USA Membership Grows

August 25, 2011 2:08 AM  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

HomeGrid Forum's membership continues to grow globally, underscoring the growing worldwide support for G.hn, and in particular highlights HomeGrid Forum's exciting growth in the Asia-Pacific region.

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The new members are Taiwan-based Allion Test Labs and MitraStar, Kwangwoon University (South Korea), and Holland Electronics LLC (USA).

This announcement follows the news in July that silicon vendors Metanoia and Xingtera have also joined the move to G.hn. Over 30 other companies are now members of the HomeGrid Forum, including recent recruits such as AT&T and TRaC Global. Each member openly supports G.hn technology, with its ability to pass data at very high speeds over coaxial cable, phone lines, or power lines.

Using HomeGrid Certified G.hn-enabled systems, service providers are able to deploy advanced services, including IPTV, reliably and more cost-effectively. Consumer electronics manufacturers will be able to provide HomeGrid Certified devices throughout the house for all types of entertainment, home automation, and security.

Allion Test Labs is a global engineering service and validation consulting firm conducting certification, interoperability, performance and compatibility testing services for companies all over the world. Kitty

Chou, Senior Manager of Allion, said, "As a third-party test lab, Allion works closely with many worldwide associations of industrial standards such as USB, HDMI, SATA, PCIE, Wi-Fi, and DLNA. We look forward to our experience helping Asian vendors pass the G.hn product certification in the most efficient way."

Holland Electronics is an innovator in the CATV, SMATV, Satellite, Wireless and Fiber Optic markets specializing in connectivity, broadband distribution, head-end and installation accessories. Tony Papa, President of Holland Electronics said, "Holland Electronics is proud to be a part of such an innovative home networking technology Forum. Our long history of successful RF-based product development via coaxial networks places us in an obvious position to help develop new and efficient ways of improving the content delivery and the end user's experience through the HomeGrid Forum and use of G.hn."

Kwangwoon University was the first university to have a research institute on wireless communications and now has the largest faculty group on information technology in Korea. These days it covers many diverse areas of IT, including communications, control, signal processing, computers, networks, IT convergence, and electronic materials. Its interest in PLC technology is of particular relevance to the HomeGrid Forum.

MitraStar, formerly ZyXEL's product business unit, is a DMS (Design, Manufacturing and Service) technology company focused on advanced networking technology and products. Allen Lin, Associate VP of MitraStar said, "G.hn is a promising technology and MitraStar is committed to integrating G.hn with our products for broadband connection, home connection, and home control. As a member of the HomeGrid Forum family, we will provide G.hn products for our customers and will work with other
family members' products."

G.hn Strategies.... TV is Really Social :)

August 14, 2011 8:08 PM  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

If you're an OEM / OEM developing G.hn - based innovation for products to come, pay attention to his infographics from Hasai.  

As you develop your G.hn products, keep social media into the mix....


Microsoft's Home of the Future Points to Video & Multimedia Applications

August 08, 2011 1:08 PM in Microsoft  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

Microsoft has just posted this video which shows their view of the home of the future.  While the video is pretty short, it's focus is clear: everywhere you see, it's a video / multimedia centric view of what's to come and the opportunties for OEMs / ODMs planning G.hn related products.  Where do you fit into what you see below?  Leave a comment....


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