Small Form Factors for Home Technologies

The home has been gradually becoming a media-centric entity with many heterogeneous application and services. At the same time, consumers are adopting new technologies for their multimedia entertainment, music, videos, and more. This trend requires increasing needs for storage solution for digital media and automation programs. Most home users use a combination of desktop PC …

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Virtualization for Smart Home Technologies

Virtualization for Smart Home Technologies Author: Thinagaran Perumal There are a number of potential applications for virtualization in smart home settings. As we know, home computers and small form factor servers become a more critical part of home technologies with always on features and providing services to other devices and applications in the home. This …

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Interoperability in Smart Homes

Interoperability: The Next Big Thing for Smart Homes Author: Thinagaran Perumal In recent years, smart homes become increasingly dependent on consumer electronics especially towards convergence of communicating devices and services. Smart homes are defined as an entity that is able to acquire and apply knowledge about home dwellers and their environment in order to meet …

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Middleware Technology for Digital Home Services

Home Sweet Digital Home Digital technologies penetration into home is growing rapidly. The digital home era is here and slowly morphing from legacy systems towards fully unified digital entity. While each digital home service provides unique features and capabilities, they all require the use of Internet and sharing of data, voice and video among home …

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Web Services for the Digital Home

The manner by which home users will access Internet, download audio and video contents, placing calls over VoIP technology, control and monitor home appliances and operate many other media-centric applications in their home is undergoing tremendous changes, thanks to the emerging digital home technologies. Digital home could cater for a number of services, such as …

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