By Michelle Gamble-Risley, director, HomePNA marketing and PR
We always find it interesting when new terms get coined in the tech industry to add to the ever-growing Alphabit soup of acronyms and random phrases. We recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal about “cloud computing,” which could also be considered “grid computing” that really means the network is the computer. With the slow merge of the Internet with all things home entertainment, we’re willing to buy into the idea that clouds are gathering over your home network. As the home network comes together with the Internet to provide everything from basic computing needs to robust home entertainment and IPTV, the idea that the network drives everything in the home doesn’t seem like a stretch. Between HomePNA and wireless LAN you can attach to virtually any relevant device in the home without new wires. We’re willing to be that with the approval G.hn, the type of consumers’ in-home wiring will be of even less consequence to service providers that adopt the new standard.