6 posts from November 2011
November 30, 2011 10:11 PM in AppleTV | 1 comments | 0 TrackBack
Every so often, rumors fly about a pending and soon-to-be-announced AppleTV.
Technology aside, the article points to the fact that Munster sees Apple bringing out a variety of sizes to accomodate different use cases and price points.
If Munster is correct, then G.hn-enabled devices will be a key driver in making an Apple TV not only the next big thing to have in your home, but one that is flexible and can plug in, "be lit" and connected to your set top box, residential gateway or any other devices to come in the future which will connect your new TV to a totally new experience.
CABA Offers Webinar to Discuss the Impact of the Smart Grid Implementation on the Connected Home Market
November 29, 2011 7:11 PM | 0 comments | 0 TrackBack
As a reader of this site and because of your interest in G.hn, I want to encourage you to join CABA's upcoming Webinar highlighting a Frost and Sullivan report, "The Impact of Residential Smart Grid Implementation on the Connected Home Market" Landmark Research Study on Thursday, December 1, from 2 to 3 PM EST.
The connected home market is a fast evolving segment that is being influenced by a number of emerging industry trends. The recent developments in the implementation of end-to-end Smart Grid at the utility level, as well as the changes witnessed in the area of managed home devices and systems, are expected to further impact the dynamics of this market segment. The connected home suppliers catering to this fast evolving market are facing the challenges of keeping abreast with technology development in meeting new grid infrastructure requirements as well as innovating solutions that are compatible with changing standards and communication topologies.
In addition, there are uncertainties with regard to which technologies will remain current and adaptable to emerging changes in digital home requirements, energy dynamics as well as Smart Grid infrastructure deployment. For industry participants, it is critical to be well informed of the distinct challenges, the market gaps, the influence of key channels and the evolving market environment to execute a successful market strategy.
CABA's Smart Grid Working Group, under the Connected Home Council, is currently examining the deployment of residential Smart Grid, and the implications this will have on market prospects for connected home solutions. Committee members have developed a set of objectives and research areas that require validation. These include an understanding of the changing business models, technology commercialization prospects in the event of Smart Grid deployment, changes to communication standards, and time to market, amongst others.
Against this background, the purpose of this collaborative Landmark Research study is to greatly improve the understanding of residential Smart Grid development and deployment in terms of: identifying market demand and growth areas for new products; comparing competing product strategies and communication of competitors; determining product preferences for end users; developing messaging that resonates with the target audience; defining critical success factors to expand product offerings to end user markets; and establishing a market approach and foundation for strategic decision-making efforts.
To this end, the research will create the foundation for potential next steps:
- Product/Services Research and Development
- Recommendations and business decisions
- Vertical market strategies
- Training and coaching
- Providing information on product demand into other parallel market segments and other business areas
By uncovering market opportunity in the development and deployment of residential Smart Grid, the study will be designed to:
- Increase awareness and generate demand for connected home solutions (i.e. smart meters, home gateways, home area networks, etc.)
- Understand the changing dynamics of the industry with Smart Grid deployment and the impact on connected home solutions
- Create successful business models and technology roll-out initiatives to meet changing demand
- Achieve standardization with regard to codes, communication protocols/standards and topologies that will be critical for market adoption of these solutions
- Understand the technology market curve and isolate hype elements from actual growth trajectory
- Create differentiating platforms for solutions - demonstrating added value through field trial
- Provide relevant data and case studies
- Define growth zones and prospects for market participants
- Assist participants to formulate and execute key initiatives for technology commercialization and positioning
- Align efforts in light of Smart Grid deployment initiatives
The Landmark Research proposal, developed and presented by Frost & Sullivanat the CABA Digital Home Forum at CBS Vision in Las Vegas, has garnered the support of the CHC and the Smart Grid Working Group, with a number of member organizations already having committed to the study.
How To Join the Webinar:
1. Click on the Registration Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/psemw52rt4ed to register for the Webinar (you can add it to your Outlook Calendar as well)
2. You will receive an email confirmation for the Webinar registration with the Dial-In and Web Login Information for the Webinar on December 1st. Please keep this email so you may join the meeting.
For more information about the webinar, please contact John Hall, CABA Research Director, at 613.686.1814 x227, firstname.lastname@example.org or George Grimes, CABA Business Development Manager, at 613.686.1814 x226,email@example.com.
November 24, 2011 8:11 PM in Marvell Semiconductor | 0 comments | 0 TrackBack
If you are digging around looking for smarts on G.hn, be sure to check out the resources being offered by Marvell here.
There is a helpful document on Marvell®’s 1Gbps ITU G.hn standard compliant transceiver chipset supports home networking over powerline, phoneline/twisted-pair or coax cables here.
November 16, 2011 11:11 PM | 0 comments | 0 TrackBack
I am returning to CES 2012 and look forward to connecting with members of the G.hn ecosystem who will be there.
If you have product and technology announcements, I honor embargo'd content. I can meet you at your booth or at the HomeGrid G.hn TechZone.
Please reach out to me: alan at weinkrantz dot com by December 15.
Thanks and see you then!
November 07, 2011 8:11 PM in G.hn Market Research | 1 comments | 0 TrackBack
Market research companies such as Research and Markets are continuing to embrace the G.hn standard as being part of the future, where new requirements for in-premises networking (in connection with Smart Grid projects and the rapid demand for efficient distribution of bandwidth-hungry signals) force the industry to revaluate applicability of communications technologies with emphasis on utilization existing intra-house media.
They've just announced their latest report highlights pure economical drivers make the industry to develop technologies that utilize the existing in-premises media, including coax, phone, and electrical cabling creating home networking.
In 2012, G.hn is the new big thing.
Presentation Highlights Technology Advances and Dramatic Performance Gains, Makes G.hn and G.hnem Top Choice for Smart Home Networking
November 03, 2011 12:11 AM | 2 comments | 0 TrackBack
2010/2011 saw the finalizing of the home 2010 / 2011 saw the networking specifications G.hn (G.9960,G.9961), G.hnem for SmartGrid and G.hn-mimo (Multiple Input Multiple Output for PLC) as the standards of choice for wired home networking.
Technologies based on these are now rapidly moving towards widescale adoption, due to the efforts of the HomeGrid Forum and its members. HomeGrid Forum has now created a robust Compliance & Interoperability Program, with three events planned before the end of the year, laying the groundwork for the first certifications of G.hn products.
Chano Gomez, co-chair of HomeGrid Forum’s Marketing Working Group and Lantiq’s representative on the Board of Directors as well as director of new business development for Lantiq, will set out HomeGrid Forum’s aggressive agenda to bring G.hn products for effective home networking and SmartGrid applications to market.
Chano will speak in the session “Discover Why HEM, Smart Appliances and Consumer Engagement are Integral to SmartGrid Success.”
Smart Home Energy Management Summit
Convention Plaza, San Jose
November 8, 2011