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The Electric Car. The Smart Grid. The Wired Home Network.

January 09, 2011 9:01 PM in CES 2011  | 2 comments  | 0 TrackBack

While the automotive industry has always been a part of the Consumer Electronics Show, it was generally relegated to the North Hall area where you would see scantly dressed women showing the latest in speakers, radar detectors and various gizmos and gadgets for the automotive audio aftermarket.  

General Motors' Mickey Bly talks about pathway of integrating the car into the home.

This year, it was different.  

There were themes of smart car and energy efficient cars everywhere. Ford, Hyundai and Audi had stand out booths and media coverage from the LA Times, Car Design News, and Autoblog  all covered the increasing role of electronics, connectivity, and energy savings. 

Rackspace's Robert Scoble, had the best overall post in his blog, Scobleizer, which was appropriately titled:  "Why the car companies are at CES (and why the tech world should care.)"

Perhaps the hottest car on display during CES was the Chevy Volt, which represents a reinvigorated GM and the potential for dramatically reducing our dependence on an oil-based energy source for driving and maintaining the automobile. 

Going into the not too distant future, I believe your car will be connected to the smart grid that will be connected to the home and that will bring about new product and platform opportunities based on the G.hn standard.  

While I'm primarily here to report on what is news, I also like spend spend some of time dreaming of what could be.

Two Audio Interviews at CES 2011 on #Ghn - Matt Theall / HomeGrid Forum & Intel and Chano Gomez / Lantiq

January 07, 2011 3:01 PM in CES 2011 , Chano Gomez , Matt Theall  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

During CES 2011, I'm doing video and audio interviews.  The video part takes time to edit and post, but the audio interviews post instantly and are meant to be shorter snippets and overviews of what's new with G.hn at CES.  I'll be posting the video interviews over the weekend.

Here's  Matt TheallHomeGridForum's President and Intel Technology Strategist

Here's Lantiq's Director of Business Development, Chano Gomez:



Be Sure To Visit HomeGrid Forum During #CES 2011

January 04, 2011 1:01 PM in CES 2011 , HomeGrid Forum  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

HomeGrid Forum is looking ahead and we're expecting a fantastic year for G.hn technology - the new ITU-T standard for home networking over electric wires, phone lines and coaxial cable, with data rates up to 1 Gigabit/s.

HomeGrid Forum

 Are you heading to CES and looking for the latest information on G.hn or G.hnem? 

Just let them know.

They'll have a nice meeting room in the South Hall which is located in the Meeting Place area - room MP25224.

They will be able to share with you an update on the Compliance and Interoperability Program and status of the G.hn Energy Management (G.hnem) specification as well as a number of other topics

To Schedule a meeting see the contact info below:

Press/Analysts: PR@homegridforum.org or call 503-789-0303

All Others: Kimberly.s.lewis@intel.com or Call: 503-789-0303


EE Times' Rick Merrit Predicts Debut of Hybrid Networks to Debut at CES 2011

January 02, 2011 8:01 PM in CES 2011  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

Over all EE Times, Rick Merrit chimes in on nine predictions for CES 2011.  Pay attention to prediction #3 in his article, in which Merritt points out to what he says will be how hybrid home networks will debut.

Electronics Industry News

"3. Hybrid home networks debut

Peace will break out this year in the home network wars that have raged at CES for a decade. Vendors will trip over each other to proclaim old foes are their closest partners as they show merged wireless/wired designs aimed to connect any service to any device anywhere in the home.

Atheros and Broadcom will compete to tell the story about hybrid Wi-Fi and HomePlug powerline systems powered by their chips. Marvell may chime in here too with the technology it acquired from DS2.

Entropic Communications likely will show new designs based on its MoCA technology coupled with Wi-Fi. Sigma Designs will tell its own story about Home Phoneline and powerline nets compliant with the new ITU G.hn standard.

If you don't have a partner find one soon. The dance has started."


Going to CES And Have G.hn Related News? Pitch Me!

December 17, 2010 8:12 PM in CES 2011  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

If you are a vendor, industry analyst, journalist or fellow blogger involved in the G.hn standard or anything to do with wired home networking, pitch me.

International CES

G.hn is now an industry standard, and technology providers are now announcing availability of their smarts and where with all that is going to dramatically change the landscape of what we think of as being the wired home network.

Call me at +210-410-3075 or send an email to alan at weinkrantz dot com and let's connect at CES.

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