Smart home and home automation systems include a wide range of solutions for controlling, monitoring and automating functions in the home. Smart home systems can be grouped into seven primary categories: security and access control systems; energy management and climate control systems; audio-visual and entertainment systems; lighting and window control systems; healthcare and independent living systems; home appliances and service robotics.
The year 2020 will mean different things to different businesses, however, I have noticed that many businesses, governments and world organisations have set themselves goals which they would like to achieve by 2020. In terms of numbers it is five years from now and five years short of a quarter century. For the connected home sector there are many predictions around its worth by the year 2020 and how many homes will have the technology. The sector is not short of evangelists and analysts, predicting many changes and milestones for the sector.
At last month CE Show in Las Vegas Netgear demonstrated how they have grown with consumers demand for flexibility and their uniqueness to consume rich media content. Netgear has shown that whether we need gadgets for: rich content streaming, home media storage, internet access or connectivity within the home, they have got all bases covered.
The New Digital Entertainer from Netgear is the Set-to Box to have this year. If you are looking for a all in one next generation Set-top Box then the Digital Entertainer Live is the gadget to have. Launched on Tuesday the Digital Entertainer Live (EVA2000) is the newest in the internet connected Set-top Box in the Netgear's Digital Entertainer family product family. From the Digital Entertainer Live you can access your downloaded movies, music, access YouTube. Rather than having to watch your online videos on a small computer screens, you and your family can now enjoy your media collections stored on USB storage devices, computers and network storage directly on your HDTV; from the comfort of their couch.