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Home Networking Information Sources

Bluetooth is a specification for a small-form factor, low-cost, short-range radio solution providing links between mobile computers, mobile phones and other portable handheld devices, and connectivity to the Internet. It is often characterized as a wireless cable replacement.

The Continental Automated Buildings Association promotes advanced technologies for the automation of homes and buildings in North America.

The Consumer Electronics Association's TechHome Division represents the entire channel for selling home control and networking products.

The CEBus Industry Council provides information to the design and development community about CEBus and Home Plug & Play.

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association includes companies who install home networking, home automation and communication systems, media rooms, single or multi-room entertainment systems, and integrated whole-house subsystems providing control of lighting, security ancd HVAC systems. CE Pro, by EH Publishing, is aimed at the custom electronics professional.

This magazine from EH Publishing focuses on lighting, home automation, audio, networking, wiring, and home theater.

HomeRF is wireless home networking optimized for homes and small businesses with no network administrator but many sources of RF interference. It uniquely integrates voice, data and entertainment applications, and if it ever gets market traction, HomeRF will be  ideal for broadband service bundles.

This site provides beginner and intermediate help for users of home computer networks and Internet sharing.

HomePlug is a standards-based home networking technology that uses the in-home 110v power lines to support Ethernet-like networking.

The Home Phoneline Networking Alliance offers a phoneline networking standard that supports Ethernet-like networking over existing phone wires and outlets.. is an excellent emagazine and home networking reference library.

IA group of companies dedicated to enhancing a consumer's understanding, appreciation, and adoption of the Internet lifestyle.

Jini technology enables devices to plug together and form an impromptu community without the need for planning, installation, or human intervention. Each device provides services that other devices in the community may use.

The Open Service Gateway Initiative has produced a standards-based software platform for the delivery of managed broadband services to networks in homes, cars and other environments.

CEA's TechHome site includes information on products that will make your home safer, more comfortable and more enjoyable.  It explains the concepts, methods and products you will need to create an integrated home system. And it has links to product information from innovative manufacturers. Telemetry Associates provides advice and market research on AMR and Home & Building Automation for telecommunications and utility sectors. The Application Home Initiative aims to accelerate the adoption of networked applications and services by home-based users.

The Universal Plug and Play Forum is an industry group that promotes Universal Plug and Play protocols and device interoperability standards. 

The Wi-Fi Alliance promotes the wide acceptance of wireless LAN products based on IEEE 802.11, through aggressive marketing and certification programs.

Home Networking Market Research Sources Aberdeen Group

Allied Business Intelligence, Technology Mkt.Research

ARS, Inc.

Cahners In-Stat Group


Gartner's Dataquest

Parks Associates

Yankee Group

Home Networking Retail Sales Outlets




Home Depot

Radio Shack



Favorite Business Books Books


Being Digital by Nicholas Negropante, MIT Media Lab
When Things start to Think by Neil Gershenfeld, MIT Media Lab
Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives by John Naisbitt
The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton Christensen
Computer Wars: How the west can win in a Post-IBM world by Charles Ferguson & Charles Morris
Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Technology Products to Mainstream Customers by Geoffrey Moore
Inside the Tornado: Marketing Strategies from Silicon Valley's Cutting Edge by Geoffrey Moore
The Gorilla Game: Picking Winners in High Technology by Geoffrey Moore

Speed! Understanding and Installing Home Networks

by Mike Wolf, Cahners In-Stat Group market analyst

The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success by Nicholas Lore

Home Office Computing Survival Guide

ZDNet offers proven tips and how-to information to set up, maintain, and troubleshoot your Windows 2000 or Windows XP-based network.

Personal References

These people have agreed to act as personal references and will gladly describe Wayne's work and character.

Aaron Dun

(781) 238-5784

Aaron served the HomeRF Working Group as Senior Account Manager at Lois Paul & Partners, the organization's PR firm. He worked closely with Wayne.

Bob Hetherington

Bob publishes, an electronic magazine and online repository, where Wayne is a contributing editor covering Wireless home networking.

Bill Kirby

(770) 921-8679

Bill is currently Executive VP Marketing & Development for BlueSpan Communications.  In 1998, he and Sekhar Kandapudi founded K2Vision, a consulting firm serving consumer technology markets, and then convinced Wayne to join them.

Charles Maricle, Ph.D.

(713) 240-4929

Chuck is VP & GM, Texas Operations, Neopolitan Networks.  Previously, he was active in the HomeRF WG.


Don Brown

(215) 293-9000

Don is Director of the International Wireless Packaging Consortium, a group where Wayne has spoken several times, has helped produce workshop programs, and has written articles for publication.

Ken Haase

(510) 435-8092

Ken is Director of Product Marketing and Business Development at Proxim and also serves as the General Chairman of the HomeRF WG.

Ronnald Zimmer

(613) 990-7408

Ron is the President and CEO of the Continental Automated Buildings Association.  He has worked with Wayne on various industry initiatives since about 1995.

Please let me know if you have discovered other good home networking sources that should be included here, as opposed to (or in addition to) in these.

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