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  • 1. Connected Home Roadmap Presentation to CABA Board of Directors April 29, 2005
  • 2. Proposal:
    • To undertake a roadmap in the area of Connected Home applications and technologies that will assist the industry in moving to a mass market environment.
  • 3. Needs being addressed:
    • Identification of the broad consumer applications that will drive the market to a mass market environment.
    • Cooperative efforts amongst industry.
    • Broader approach than can be mounted by an individual company.
    • Non-technology driven approach.
    • Lack of consumer awareness of Connected Home benefits.
  • 4. Application Areas
    • Life safety.
    • Entertainment (including games).
    • Communications (to/within the home, local/broad area networking, etc.).
    • Control (energy management, comfort, lighting, appliances, etc.).
    • Health and telemedicine.
    • Education and informatics.
    • Small Office/Home Office.
  • 5. Deliverables
    • A better understanding of applications of value to the consumer - move the industry to a mass market environment;
    • Direction on the technologies required to support these applications - specific markets;
    • Identification of the technology gaps that need to be addressed;
    • Success and risk factors to be considered; and
    • Increased awareness of the Connected Home amongst non-traditional industry players, the distribution channel and the consumer.
  • 6. Review of Activities
    • Presentation at EHX in November 2004
    • Presentation at CES in January 2005
    • Follow-up e-mail and phone contact with attendees
    • E-mail blitz for Connected Home Council
    • Follow-up e-mail and phone contact
  • 7. Funding Companies
    • Brookfield Homes
    • Global Inventures
    • Invensys Climate Control
    • Leviton Mfg
    • SaskTel
    • Trane
  • 8. Project Management
    • A balanced steering committee of 8-12 industry representatives:
      • key industries and research/academic centers, governmental agencies and developers/contractors
      • Broad organizational representation ( technical support, marketing, research and development, financial, manufacturing, etc.
    • Representatives from funding companies.
    • Chaired by an industry representative.
    • Meet approximately five (5) times over the course of the study, in addition to holding conference calls.
  • 9. Next Steps
    • Formalize funding agreements and arrange contracts – mid May
    • Steering committee meeting - mid May
      • Finalize direction
      • Set requirements for RFP
      • Identify potential contractors
    • Issue RFP - end of May
    • Interview and select contractor - June
  • 10. For More Information
    • Gerry Meade, P.Eng.
    • [email_address]
    • 416-566-8616