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Next Generation Green Tech for the HomeAuthor: Cees LinksHow the Third Wireless Network for the Home is Going to Change Everything
Currently there are two wireless networks for home entertainment, data networks and in home communication - the data network which usually runs on one of the various flavors of Wi-Fi and the cordless phone systems using the so-called DECT standard. Even though both technologies are very mature and effective, because of their high bandwidth and data throughput, they require a lot of power.
The data network and cordless phone base stations usually run off the home's AC power system. The mobile side, laptops and handsets can run off of batteries but you will need a lot of battery replacements or do regular (daily) recharging.
In comparison to these large throughput networks, there are other home automation, security and entertainment applications that only need a narrow bandwidth channel - therefore only requiring a low power connection. These networks can connect by using an ultra low power wireless network. This is the third wireless home network - a network of narrow bandwidth wireless devices and controllers that require minimal power.
Read the complete article in the latest issue of our eMagazine at HomeToys.com