CTIA Builds Wireless Dream Home
NEW ORLEANS, LA — The smart home is the subject of a massive exhibit at CTIA Wireless 2005. The concept seems more like something that would have been featured on The Jetsons, but the technology involved provides a glimpse into very real devices for today and possibilities for future wireless living, whether it's cooking based on swiped barcodes or even taking advantage of online video platforms that let home owners tune into their homes via the internet, even while at work. CTIA constructed a 7,000-square-foot model home, complete with technology that emphasizes sophisticated wireless home networking.
"This is a truly unprecedented exhibit, one that illustrates the fact that wireless technology is so much more than simply an alternative to wireline service; it is a part of people's lives," explains Steve Largent, president & CEO of CTIA. "While visitors to the CTIA Wireless Home will experience the most cutting edge technology from the industry—from HDTV over WiMax to smart appliances to Hummers outfitted with wireless—it is important to remember we're just beginning to realize the potential wireless has to improve every aspect of our lives."
The more than 60 products featured in the wireless home illustrates how existing wireless solutions can monitor medications or instantly order products online, prevent breakdowns in vehicles or guide drivers with GPS maps, control the kitchen appliances or even keep a watchful eye on the family home.