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Essential Guide to Home Networking Technologies, The by GERARD O'DRISCOLL

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HOMEPNP BENEFITS

Wide Range of Functionality

When traditional home electronic products are outfitted with HomePnP "network features," they can work together to offer a new generation of functionality.

  • Consumers could save on utility costs by having their homes automatically respond to variable time-of-day pricing by utility companies.

  • Security systems could display a home's floor plan on a bedroom TV to show trouble spots as they happen.

  • Household appliances could offer self-diagnostic options that notify residents when maintenance is due, and call to schedule a repairman's visit if so desired.

  • Multitasking home PCs could monitor conversations between other household products, and let the home's resident tell products what they want done.

  • Household ...

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