Is “Industrial Wireless” A Myth?

In most ways, industrial Ethernet is more or less the same thing that you’ve got running through your home or office. It’s the same basic technology and the same chipsets. The only real difference is the quality of the connected devices. Things like hubs, routers, and switches in industrial environments must be able to stand up to shock, vibration, and …

Cable Companies And Service Providers Shoot For The Fifth Play

In addition to providing the existing four plays of home services––TV and entertainment, Internet access, phone service (VoIP), and cell phone services––cable TV operators and broadband service providers are starting to add what will be known as the fifth play. These smart home services will monitor energy usage, home health, climate control, and other factors.   The home set-top box …