Pay TV and ISP Gateway Technologies for Home Automation and Future Services
Not since the start of the user generated content and online video “revolution” has the phrase “Wild West” gotten used so frequently to describe the current state of a market, but it is rather apropos when considering where the IoT and IoE market is today and where it’s going. Forecasts are vast and the excitement surrounding the market is electric, but a number of issues remain before these visions truly come to fruition.
Service providers (defined as pay TV operators and ISPs) will play a pivotal role as first point of contact, educator, and implementer of many of these connected devices and services. Home security, energy management, and automation are currently value added services for these operators but in time these touch-points will lead to greater opportunities for forging deeper relationships with customers that extend beyond core services.
To examine part of this potential this report takes a wide-angle view of the increasingly connected world and how the service providers fit into this evolving market – discussing topics that start with the physical networking layers, moving up into the software stack and services that address interoperability issues, and driving towards a possible future of the “smart home”. The report also explores the potential relationships consumer electronics companies could forge with these operators to create a more cohesive and unified connected home experience.
Table of Contents
- 1. IOT AND SERVICE PROVIDERS: WHERE WE ARE TODAY
- 1.1. Why the Service Providers?
- 1.2. Communications Technologies
- 1.2.1. Wi-Fi
- 1.2.2. Bluetooth
- 1.2.3. Z-Wave
- 1.2.4. ZigBee/802.15.4
- 1.2.5. Power Line
- 1.3. Forecast (Market Share by Wireless Technology)
- 1.4. Interoperability Technologies
- 1.4.1. AllSeen Alliance
- 1.4.2. openHAB
- 1.4.3. Bosch Home Connect
- 1.4.4. FlowCloud (Imagination Technologies)
- 1.4.5. Qeo (Technicolor)
- 1.4.6. Hub Devices
- 1.5. Connected Platforms
- 1.5.1. iControl
- 1.5.2. Control4
- 1.5.3. AlertMe
- 1.5.4. Prodea Systems
- 1.5.5. Nagra JoinIN
- 2. VIDEO SERVICE PROVIDER AND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS: DLNA CVP-2
- 2.1. CableCARD and DLNA
- 2.2. Consumer Electronics Replacing a Set-top Box: RVu and DLNA CVP-2
- 3. BYOD IOT
- 3.1. What BYOD IoT Is (for Pay TV Operators and ISPs)
- 3.2. CE Manufacturer IoT
- 4. LOOKING TO THE FUTURE AND THE SMART HOME
- 4.1. Indoor Positioning: BLE Beacons?
- 4.2. Bringing the Pieces Together to Improve the User Experience
- Pay TV Penetration by Region
- Fixed Broadband Penetration, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
- Market Share of Smart Home Device Shipments by Wireless HAN Standard, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
- CE Devices as STB Replacements, World Market, Forecast: 2014 to 2018
- Managed Smart Home Automation System Installed Base by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019