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How to get the most from your home network

A home network can be complicated, but it doesn’t need to be! You may have seen the uber techie home networks showcased on Digital Cribs, but if you are looking for a few more details on how to create or modify your home network, check out the video below.Ken Wirt, vice president of consumer marketing at Cisco, tells us how to maximize the ease of use and efficiency of a home network by explaining a few of the key capabilities you should expect from a fully operational home network. View my FriendFeed

My Human Network Effect

As a new member of the Cisco community, I was given the opportunity to work on the Digital Cribs New Hire Project. Seeing how technology and home networks affect the lives of our three Digital Cribs personalities, I started thinking about how my home network has changed my own life. What is my favorite aspect of my Digital Crib?imageSiblings and cousins gathered around our computers in Paris during the Holidays.


My mom recently took her sister on a tour of our new house by carrying her webcam equipped laptop around. Soon enough, my aunt’s familiar critiques of certain decoration choices came pouring out. Ten or fifteen years ago, a monthly phone call or a fax (I am indeed old enough to remember using the facsimile machine) was our standard means of communication with our family in France. Now, our home network has revolutionized how we seamlessly communicate with the people we love about the big, the small, and anecdotes of our daily lives… Read More »

Wi-Fi could be in 1 billion CE devices by 2012 two

I’m a big fan of the daily CEA Smartbrief newsletter. The consumer electronics industry is so dynamic and produces so much news it’s hard to keep track. Today’s most interesting article was by Marguerite Reardon at CNET that leverages data from In-Stat. According to In-Stat in 2007 294 million devices shipped with wifi. More interesting is their prediction that by 2012 this will approach 1B devices. The drivers for this are threefold: 1. Cost of wifi hardware is coming down. 2. Consumers are beginning to access more and more internet content like music and videos on their TV, stereo system or mobile device in addition to their PC. 3. Improved battery life on mobile devices makes it more practical to include wifi. At Cisco we are certainly excited about this forecast and our own research supports this trend. We are at the early stages of a significant transition in the CE industry moving from stand-alone devices to connected experiences. This will provide new opportunities for service and device innovation and will provide the consumer the type of experiences and freedom they demand. This is certainly a trend that bears watching. Click to learn more about Cisco.

Wi-Fi could be in 1 billion CE devices by 2012

I’m a big fan of the daily CEA Smartbrief newsletter. The consumer electronics industry is so dynamic and produces so much news it’s hard to keep track. Today’s most interesting article was by Marguerite Reardon at CNET that leverages data from In-Stat. According to In-Stat in 2007 294 million devices shipped with wifi. More interesting is their prediction that by 2012 this will approach 1B devices. The drivers for this are threefold:1. Cost of wifi hardware is coming down.2. Consumers are beginning to access more and more internet content like music and videos on their TV, stereo system or mobile device in addition to their PC.3. Improved battery life on mobile devices makes it more practical to include wifi.At Cisco we are certainly excited about this forecast and our own research supports this trend. We are at the early stages of a significant transition in the CE industry moving from stand-alone devices to connected experiences. This will provide new opportunities for service and device innovation and will provide the consumer the type of experiences and freedom they demand.This is certainly a trend that bears watching.Click to learn more about Cisco.

IPTV – Do you know what it stands for?

If you are unfamiliar with IPTV or you’ve heard the term but don’t quite understand how it works, then this post is for you (and me). ;-) I learned from a recent Gartner study, that worldwide subscriptions to Internet-based television platforms are on track to reach 19.6 million subscribers in 2008, that’s a 64 percent increase! To learn more about IPTV, I spoke to Ken Wirt, Vice President of Consumer Marketing at Cisco. In this clip, Ken tells us about IPTV and a few of the features you can expect from it. Have a question about IPTV, cable TV, or any type of TV? Let us know in the comment section and we’ll post the answer! Other IPTV Related Posts: New Generation TelevisionI want my (insert technology here) TVClick here to learn more about what Cisco is doing for consumers.