Online News-U.S. Smart Network Device Expenditures to Grow to $2.53 Billion by 2009
Intelligent device networking has become a fertile meeting ground for a wide range of different industries and companies. Despite perennial predictions heralding the era of the fully automated "smart building" as the next big thing, for practical purposes, the prospect of intelligently networked devices, until very recently, has remained a geek fantasy. Intriguing as the notion remains, for decades reality has lagged behind promise, as manufacturers and vendors struggle (often at cross-purposes) to put enabling, foundational technologies into place.
According to a soon-to-be-released report, "RGB-299 Intelligent Building Networks,"