What’s Next in Networking
Beyond—or rather, behind— the dazzle of all those beautiful flat screens at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show, the buzzwords most often heard had to do with connectivity and how the TV would eventually be the nexus for everything in the linked home. Attendees were literally forced to pay mind to this notion, but CES is a trade show and the next step will have to do the with percolation of this message into the collective consumer consciousness. Savvier clients of custom integrators are already starting to get it, but what will need to happen for the mass market to take notice? Dealerscope polled some savvy retailers around the country whose businesses are being profoundly impacted — or soon will be — by the home networking phenomenon. Here’s what they had to say.
Mike Abt, President, Abt Electronics, Glenview, Ill.