Home Is Where the Wiring Is

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2001-06-04 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A summit on interoperability that the Continental Automated Buildings Association held last month may point the way to greater success in building high-bandwidth infrastructure into homes.

INTEROPERABILITY

A summit on interoperability that the Continental Automated Buildings Association held last month may point the way to greater success in building high-bandwidth infrastructure into homes.

Much like the electrical code changes in the 1970s mandated a drastic increase in the number and placement of electrical outlets so that today one who lives in a relatively new home can plug in appliances anytime and anywhere (Californias power supply permitting), CABA hopes to make building automation a no-brainer.

This makes sense because the distinction between home and office is blurring and because e-commerce applications, from distance learning to on-demand video to utility management, will work better if standardized network devices and protocols are incorporated in building design.

 
 
 
 
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at cameron.sturdevant@quinstreet.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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