By now, you should be fairly familiar with modern home security cameras. Advanced models seem to be popping up every month from familiar manufacturers or relatively new companies. Most of these cameras tout wireless connectivity, yet fail to be completely wireless. Users are left to figure out the closest outlet to provide power.
Netgear and iControl have announced the launch of the Netgear Security Touch Screen (STS7000.) The product is a new seven-inch Android touchscreen for iControl Connect solutions.
Let me start off by saying that I will not be telling you to add cables, mounts or warranties to the panels you sell. I won’t be warning you not to forget to add audio to your projects. If you are in the industry today, you already understand the concept of attachment sales. What I do want to discuss is a question I hear frequently from dealers: “What else can I sell my customers to deliver more value to them and boost my profits, and how will I find these opportunities?”
This week at IFA, the European equivalent to CES, NetGear showed off new equipment that helps bring your PC and your HDTV closer together. Through a USB dongle, combined with a small receiver, similar to an AppleTV, NetGear allows you to jump all those restrictions on Hulu or The Daily Show that don’t have a more solid-state solution for streaming to your TV, or that actively block devices such as Google TV.
The future of home networking will see multiple devices connected to the Internet and to each other. At the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the emphasis was on Internet-enabled everything. Recent market studies also confirm this trend. The penetration of connected consumer electronic devices such as TVs, Blu-ray players, and smartphones are projected to grow 400% between 2010 and 2015, as shown in the chart below.
The introduction of so many new tablets is another indication that the demand for connected consumer electronics is surging
Panasonic and Netgear Wednesday announced that they have teamed up to provide networking products around the Viera line of HDTVs
Netgear is showcasing products its CEO, Patrick Lo, said he hoped would be “game-changers” in the connectivity world.