Momentum Increase for Home Automation Technology

time_warner_cable_intelligent_homeAs a number of the country’s biggest telecommunications and cable organizations keep making their drive into the home security industry, the usage of home automation technology has increased substantially.  On Monday one of the companies that is seeing the advantages of this trend, iControl Networks, made an announcement that its OpenHome software program is going [...]

Broadcom Creates Way Forward in Home Networking

broadcom_and_mocaSilicon that will use the future coaxial home networking standard, with a speed of 400Mbps, will be demonstrated by Broadcom next week at the International Consumer Electronics Show. In June 2010, the Multimedia over Coax Alliance's MoCA 2.0 standard was completed and the team anticipates that products will be certified under the standard this year.  It [...]

Home Networks Pursue Their Advancement Towards Becoming Multiple-Service Platforms

infonetics_router_vendors_chart_3q2011It is apparent that the consumer home network is evolving. It used to be simply a couple of telephone lines and a data modem to connect to the internet, but now it is becoming a center for high quality online data and video services - clearly transforming the game. It is due to this new multi-service [...]

UK Broadband Bills: Don’t Get Caught Out by Downloading Christmas Films

LG Broadband HDTV with NetflixUK families that are fed up of watching the same Christmas shows and films on TV could find themselves footing unexpected bills if they decide to rent movies online instead. Huge names including Apple and Google, as well as several DVD rental organizations such as Amazon owned Lovefilm, encourage people rent the most recent TV shows [...]

Consumers Demand Extensive and Smooth Connectivity

Broadcom Corporation has disclosed the results of a new customer survey carried out by JZ Analytics, showing a heightened demand for extensive and smooth connections. The survey results revealed by Broadcom are: Connecting in the home * Using online video: two-thirds of the people that participated in the survey said that they view over two videos per [...]

Sky Testing Massive Wi-Fi & Cable Broadband Roll-out

Sky has confirmed that it has tested its very own cable installations, researching the potential of skipping BT within the United Kingdom and running its own broadband network where it would have complete control.  An additional possibility - although only a rumor at this phase - is employing a massive development of The Cloud, a [...]

Verizon Plans Home Connectivity Services Expansion

verizon_home_monitoring_controlIn October Verizon introduced its Home Monitoring and Control service that provides simple energy management and home automation choices, and is now looking to expand its services within the next 12 months. Verizon follows additional bug service providers Alarm.com, Vivint, Comcast and ADT into the remote monitoring and home control area, although with a reduced monthly [...]

Obihai’s OBi110 VoIP Phone Adapter Makes Your Home Phone Google Voice Compatible – Sans Subscription Fees

OBi110 Google Voice GraphicIf you're on the lookout for a service that can make your home phone compatible with your current Google Voice number, for free* in-bound and out-bound calls, have a look at Obihai. The company has a VoIP phone adapter known as the OBi110 [Amazon] that works with the OBiTALK Network to handle your calls. Both the [...]