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.