• Introduction to Residential Technolgies
  • Several industries are interested in residential connectivity markets, a highly-simplified breakdown of them includes:

    1. Energy/Utilities/Powerline Networking Manufacturers
    2. Telecommunication Service Providers/The Telephone Company/Telephony Line Networking Manufacturers
    3. The Cable Service, Modem, Set-Top Box, Fiber Optic Cable Manufacturers & Satellite Companies
    4. Wireless and Infrared Networking Manufacturers
    5. Entertainment Online, Television Broadcasting and Digital Content Providers
    6. PC, Consumer Electronics, Audio/Visual and Software
    7. White Goods Manufacturers
    8. Home and Multiple Dwelling Unit (MDU) Builders, Custom Installers, Retailers
    9. Silicon/Microchip Manufacturers
    10. Financial Analysts/Research Groups/Venture Capitalists/IPO Underwriters

    Home Networking Events

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR, "Papa" Lorenzo:

    BIG on samples and happy hour buffets, periodically declares he's giving up on cheese (might as well call him "anti-American" i know), LOVES his wife (remember, "wife" spelled backwards is "efiw"), is certain his son is destined to be known as "Enzo the Great," appreciates his "parents" more each day (in-laws included), still dislikes cats, greatest fear is mediocrity, has resigned himself to blatant self-promotion (hey! i amuse me), defies popularity by defining himself, and wants (would like) you to pay him lots (market-value) of money for his work.


    A Monthly Column with Lorenzo D. Domínguez

    Residential Connectivity and Convergence:

    The Office Comes Home or How Home Networking Stocks

    Will Make You Richer in the Year 2000


    There are three things which analysts like to count: the number of TVs, telephones and now PCs which families have in their homes. With an estimated 2.1 PCs now in most American households, people need ways to share files and more importantly Internet and telephony access.

    Home networking is the solution. Moreover, with smart enabling silicon chips, companies (other than Microsoft) are looking to enhance the communication intelligence of all electronic devices, toys and appliances in the home.

    Even traditional white goods (washer/dryer, stove/oven/microwave, refrigerators) manufacturers are looking to get in the game by using empty space within their equipment to allow them to send messages to maintenance and supply service providers.

    Major Supporting Technology Standard Working Group/Industry Alliance Association:

    The Companies

    • Electrolux
    • Frigidare
    • General Electric (GE)
    • Haier
    • Krups
    • Magic Chef
    • Mark Regal
    • Maytag
    • Proctor-Silex
    • Welbilt
    • Westinghouse
    • Whirlpool

    FEEDBACK! Talk to me...
    (Click to go to the Easy-to-Fill Automated Feedback Form

    Copyright © 1997, 1998, 1999
    FRESH INK Company & Lorenzo D. Domínguez.
    All Rights Reserved.
    These pages are protected by international copyright laws