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

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Preface

Many consumers access the Internet, e-commerce stores, and e-mail accounts from the comfort of their homes. The home networking business is now only beginning and is expected to soar in the next couple of years as more and more households around the world connect to the Internet. Many large IT and telecommunication companies are planning to offer a range of new products that will allow entertainment devices and PCs scattered around your household to "talk to each other." Allied Business Intelligence estimates that the home networking equipment marketplace will grow dramatically to reach $2.4 billion by 2005.

Simply put, a digital home network is a cluster of audio/visual (A/V) devices, including set-top boxes, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, and ...

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