System Integration Overview
Someday the world will be almost completely wireless. Only devices that require power like appliances, speakers, and televisions will be "wired". All telephone, television, and data services will travel on radio frequencies through the air, along with our flying cars. That is someday. Today everything requires a wire of some sort, and the requirements continue to increase.
Traditionally homes have been wired with basic telephone capability of two or three lines. Those that were wired for four lines often have daisy chained wiring that limits the wires ability to transfer data, and is often only connected throughout the house to two lines. A house built today with that type of wiring might as well be built without plumbing. Today's technology requires minimum wiring far in excess of the old standard.
In today's Connected home telephone lines are required to carry voice and data communications. Hearing the fax or modem while you are talking on the other line is not acceptable. The kids, the home office and the Internet often require a home to have three or four telephone lines. Satellite television, new digital cable boxes, and WebTV requires telephone outlets along with cable jacks. Today's Connected Home requires a minimum of category five four pair telephone wiring home run to a central location. Each of the lines is pre-terminated allowing convenient connection to the telephone company.
Cable, Satellite and Camera Wiring
In today's Connected Home incredible high definition images, cable, satellite, and local television may be viewed on any television in the house. Cameras in the baby's room and at the front door may be monitored on all televisions as well, enhancing security and providing peace of mind for mom and dad while junior naps.
Remember when your dad wired his first cable box to the table beside the couch so he didn't have to get up to change the channel? How about getting nothing done even though the baby was asleep because you were afraid to be too far away? With the video distribution system available in today's Connected Home you now have the freedom to watch any program you want and monitor the baby, the pool or the back yard on any television you want.
Preparation is simple; we wire your home with multiple runs of high quality RG-6 coaxial wire with provisions for satellite dish connections, cable connections, and off- air antenna connections. All wall locations are professionally terminated using high quality connectors.
In the mechanical room creative use of combiners, splitters, signal amplifiers and custom channels create the flexibility to enjoy whatever program wherever you want it. For example the basic cable signal you receive as part of your cable modem package can serve as a nice foundation to add more advanced higher quality signals. A typical installation will utilize satellite receivers to tune the premium programming, providing digital picture and sound quality for movies and sporting events. A camera for the front door and one for the baby's room allows you to view the activity in either location on any television. All outlets are active allowing you to add a television whenever and wherever you wish, without requiring a technical service call.
Computer Network Wiring
Over 40% of American homes have personal computers today and the percentage increases every year. Of those homes 70% have multiple computers. It is not unrealistic to believe that not only will our children do their homework on a computer, but that the computer will replace their schoolbooks as well.
Very high speed Internet access (broadband access) is becoming conveniently available to more and more homes. Cable modems and DSL connections are affordable and reliable. New wireless technologies promise high speed access to those of us who cannot access the other cabled methods. In the near future our homes will be "on-line" 24 hours a day.
Major appliance manufacturers are proposing refrigerators and microwaves with touch screen computers built-in. The touch screen computer will become the bulletin board of the future, holding everyone's schedule, the grocery list, favorite recipes and allowing you to conveniently retrieve family e-mail and order pizza.
Tying all of these computers together is a home network. Businesses have used local area networks for years to allow their employees to quickly share information. Today's Connected Home uses the same networking technology to allow all of the families computers to use the same broadband Internet access (all at the same time), to share the same printer, to share the family soccer schedule, and more.
All it takes to create a home network is category five enhanced wiring, a distribution center local area network cards for your computers, and an electronic hub. No modern home should be built or remodeled without preparing for computer networking.