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The Connected Home: Services and Models

Thursday, May 14, 2009
08:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Microsoft
1065 La Avenida St.
Mountain View, CA 94043


For those who made it to CES this year, you will have noticed this powerful trend: the PC, the TV, the Internet and the home are converging in a very real way. Real products launched into the market don’t just blur the lines between TV and PC, but in fact make it increasingly clear that any screen is fair game for any content, and the service will come from both broadcast, unicast, and from within the home.

Of course, screens and media are just a part of the Connected Home. Media sharing,

For those who made it to CES this year, you will have noticed this powerful trend: the PC, the TV, the Internet and the home are converging in a very real way. Real products launched into the market don’t just blur the lines between TV and PC, but in fact make it increasingly clear that any screen is fair game for any content, and the service will come from both broadcast, unicast, and from within the home.

Of course, screens and media are just a part of the Connected Home. Media sharing, photo display, home security, fixed phones, cameras, HVAC control, entry control, family organization and communication, are all becoming inextricably entwined. What does the Digitally Connected Home mean to your business, and where are the opportunities and threats? Our meeting will dive into the products, the ideas, the complicated web of service providers, and the great things we’ll see in the home of the future…a future which isn’t that far away. Join us along with AT&T, Verizon, BT, FT, Microsoft, Samsung and Cisco among many others, as we discuss:

  • •Services and Internet content throughout the home
    •Who owns the home customer, Who owns the home network?
    •Where is the service provider’s demarcation point?
    •Devices, hardware, hubs, servers, terminals, frames, storage, screens…
    •What is the future of fixed telephony? FMC?
    •Security and Support
    •Networking and technology options

This meeting is free for Telecom Council members and open to non-members for $200.

 

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