Home networking set for growth

The home networking market is garnering greater attention from vendors, reports In-Stat MDR. The research group explains that the convergence between personal computer and consumer electronics is now coming to fruition.

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By  Zoe Moleshead Published  August 20, 2003

The home networking market is garnering greater attention from vendors this year, reports In-Stat MDR. The research group explains that the convergence between personal computer and consumer electronics is now coming to fruition as actual products begin to ship.

While media networking has been grabbing most of the attention, In-Stat suggests that there are also opportunities in the home office and managed home security market as users increasingly take to broadband and deploy home networks.

IP telephony will also cause waves in the market over the coming years, as service providers also look to cash in on the reduced international call rates that the technology offers. Demand for IP/WLAN handsets will also be stimulated by interest in voice over IP (VoIP).

Videoconferencing is also going to gain ground in the home market. In-Stat says products such as D-Link’s Eye2Eye will help convince consumers and small office users that videoconferencing is available to them at an affordable price.

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