A message from CAZITech marketing strategist Wayne Caswell:
UPDATE: Since life as an independent consultant is too lonely and unstable for my taste, I started a new career on 7/31/2006 with Dell Product Marketing as a Messaging Manager for the Dimension (consumer desktop PC) line of business. That role offers lots of new opportunities but will give me less time as a consumer advocate for municipal networks and Big Broadband. I will also be giving up my volunteer position on the FCC's Consumer Advisory Committee and my digital home consulting business, CAZITech.
You can still be able to reach me with my old contact information, and I occasionally update parts of this site, but with my new career comes a new focus, although still serving the Digital Home.
Consultants Network, September 2008: Speaker
Consultants Network, April 2008: Speaker
Paper (and companion presentation):
The professional installation required of proprietary technologies and structured wiring have limited most home control opportunities to high-end new homes, a market representing less than one-tenth of one percent of U.S. households per year. Similarly, products based on X-10 technologies are unable to scale up-market to support more than 256 devices with fast and reliable response.
But traditional applications and market segments are blending together because of digital convergence and disruptive technologies. For example, new powerline and wireless standards simplify installation and can be applied across market segments – from small homes to large commercial office buildings. These standards will be disruptive forces in the home controls industry, especially because some of them have the capacity to carry not just control signals but also data, streaming entertainment, and phone calls, thus making it much easier to integrate different applications.
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IEEE Presentation from
About Our Screen Background: In case you're wondering about the overlapping colored circles, think of them as
separate wireless networks that can interfere with each other, representing just some of today's networking challenges.
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