Several industries are interested in residential connectivity markets, a highly-simplified breakdown of them includes:
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Residential Connectivity and Convergence:
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HOME AND MDU BUILDERS, CUSTOM INSTALLERS, RETAILERS
Structured wiring, Cat5, residential gateways, retrofitting are all areas of home networking which home and multiple dwelling unit (MDU) construction companies are interested in exploring.
Somewhat contrary to all the other touted networking technologies, home builders and wiring installers continue to used advanced Ethernet or "structured wiring," as it is more commonly referred to in this industry. It is contrary because it employs "new wires," all the other technologies are doing their best to provide "no new wires."
Major Supporting Technology Standard Working Group/Industry Alliance Association:
The Continental Automated Buildings Association serves the automation, utility, telecommunications, entertainment and related industries involved in both commercial and residential structures.
The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association--a group of manufacturers and dealers that promotes the professionalism and practicality of custom-installed electronic systems, including entertainment, automation, security, telecommunications, lighting control, motorized equipment, whole-house cabling and related products.
The HAA is an alliance of manufacturers, dealers and technology developers focused on the development and proliferation of integrated home systems, including automation, structured wiring, communications networks and various subsystems such as lighting control, entertainment, telecommunications and security.