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Seamons

  1. 1. Final Pieces to the Puzzle Mike Seamons VP of Marketing, Exceptional Innovation October 16, 2006 ©2006
  2. 2. Media Influenced Expectations
  3. 3. What do we REALLY expect? <ul><li>We expect technology to perfectly complement the natural rhythm and breath of our daily lives. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Smart Cars Power Windows and Locks Video and navigation on demand Complete digital audio source and distribution system Zoned climate control Automatic headlights Remote access and control
  5. 5. Dumb Houses
  6. 6. Behind the Jones’s
  7. 7. Almost the Jones’s
  8. 8. John and Jenny Jones
  9. 9. TV Screen Becomes Family Portal <ul><li>Television Screen becomes a single, unified point of entertainment and control </li></ul><ul><li>Across systems and across media </li></ul><ul><li>Dashboard of the Home </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Final Puzzle Pieces
  11. 11. The Network <ul><li>The Ideal Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Robust, reliable network must allow intelligent devices and systems to communicate with each other and with the outside world </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Wired (Ethernet) = Entertainment
  13. 13. 802.11 Wireless = Mobility
  14. 14. Mesh = Devices
  15. 15. The Complete Home Network
  16. 16. The Standard <ul><li>The Ideal Standard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A flexible, reliable, standard way devices can interact on any network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bridge the gap between Devices and Platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on Function and Interface, not UI </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable dynamic discovery over a network – “USB Like” </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. WSD is NOT UPnP <ul><li>Share Common Goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic discovery and control of Ethernet-based devices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UPnP – forward thinking in 2000, but its protocols are now dated </li></ul><ul><li>WSD considered a natural evolution of UPnP </li></ul>
  18. 18. Benefits of WSD <ul><li>Based on industry accepted standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not a Web Server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WS-* W3C standards (enterprise computing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IBM, Microsoft, Ricoh, etc. participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not proprietary to Microsoft </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Native support for WSD in Windows Vista </li></ul><ul><li>New platform development tools built around Web Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Visual Studios </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Web SERVER Control Technology
  20. 20. Web SERVICES Control Technology
  21. 21. Life|link™ <ul><li>C-language Device Stack to WSD-enable devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows CE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linux </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NetOS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tiny </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. WSD Demonstrations <ul><li>Discovering a Vantage Lighting System </li></ul><ul><li>Using Life|link to discover a legacy lighting system </li></ul>
  23. 23. Web Service Definition Language (WSDL) <ul><li>137 products from 35 manufacturers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lighting Contact closure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HVAC Weather </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio Shades </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media Server Pool/Spa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AV Components Appliances </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. The Platform <ul><li>The Ideal Platform: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Robust and Reliable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes Entertainment and Automation Devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scales Easily among devices – TVs, PCs, Mobile devices </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Platform <ul><li>Our position: Media Center is the closest single platform that can tie entertainment and control together </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging platforms that meet the requirements should be embraced by the industry </li></ul>
  26. 28. Dumb Houses
  27. 29. Smart Houses
  28. 30. Is this the future?
  29. 31. Where do we go from here? PERSONALIZATION
  30. 32. Questions?

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