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Chapter 15. HomePnP > HOMEPNP BENEFITS

HOMEPNP BENEFITS

Wide Range of Functionality

When traditional home electronic products are outfitted with HomePnP "network features," they can work together to offer a new generation of functionality.

  • Consumers could save on utility costs by having their homes automatically respond to variable time-of-day pricing by utility companies.

  • Security systems could display a home's floor plan on a bedroom TV to show trouble spots as they happen.

  • Household appliances could offer self-diagnostic options that notify residents when maintenance is due, and call to schedule a repairman's visit if so desired.

  • Multitasking home PCs could monitor conversations between other household products, and let the home's resident tell products what they want done.

  • Household clocks could always keep the right time, even after power outages.

  • Security system occupancy sensors could let the home's lighting and temperature-control equipment know when the home, or individual rooms, are occupied.

  • Other home applications that have not yet been dreamed about.


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