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"These control systems can also get more sophisticated, can be built to sense more devices," explains Geiger. "It's certainly going to be a bridging industry; it's something a lot of people want, but it's still a high-priced commodity. I think as these standards take hold, you're going to see a lot of [companies] offering new products."
What customers want
Richard Helmke of HomeSeer Technologies in Bedford, New Hampshire, says that networking itself is about as broad a concept as you can get in CE. On one hand, there's lighting and security. Other consumers see it as a custom business involving home theater and entertainment. In reality, it can amount to all of the above, a true connected or a true smart home.