Covers all the latest home networking technologies Phoneline, powerline, and wireless networks Shared broadband Internet technologies Residential gateways Middleware and APIs: HAVi(r), Jini, UPnP, and more For consumers, investors, executives, marketing/PR professionals, and developers Your complete guide to the home networking revolution! Home networking is a market that's about to explodeand whether you're a consumer, investor, executive, marketing/PR professional, or developer, you need to understand it. Only one book covers all you need to know: The Essential Guide to Home Networking Technologies. This book starts where other home networking guides leave off, with thorough, expert coverage of every issue and technology driving home networking. Coverage includes: Home networking benefits: convenience, time savings, entertainment, security, and more How home networks workand how they're different from business networks Who's competing in this marketin the U.S. and worldwide Phoneline networks, including Home Phoneline Networking Alliance systems Powerline networks: X10, CEBus, Enikia, and Inari Wireless networks: RF and infrared Home control and automation systems, including LonWorks(r) Connecting to phone and cable providers: cable modems, digital set-top boxes, personal video recorders, game consoles, home servers, and more Connecting to the Internet: DSL, HFC, wireless cable, satellite, B-ISDN, and powerline wide area networks Home networking middleware and APIs: HAVi, Jini, UPnP, HomeAPI, OSGi, and HomePnP As millions of households buy additional computers, electronics giants introduce networkable home entertainment devices, and Internet connections show up throughout the house, home networks bring it all togetherdelivering compelling new consumer benefits along the way. Whether you're building a network at homeor a home network business strategythis is your complete guide to the home networking revolution.O'Driscoll, Gerard is the author of 'Essential Guide to Home Networking Technologies' with ISBN 9780130198464 and ISBN 0130198463.