Friday, August 01, 2008

Home Technology Alliance Newsletter

Home Technology Alliance Update is a newsletter put out by the National Association of Homebuilders, in partnership with CEDIA, that covers issues in custom installation and technology that are of interest to home builders. Last month, CEDIA was kind enough to ask me to contribute.

HTA Update: Dealing with home technology obsolescence

One concern home builders have when it comes to specifying audio/video and network integration into their projects is it’s future utility; not just in some far off time, but perhaps even in a single year or two. Between the time the proposals are agreed to and ground is broken can sometimes be up to a year or more, so the danger of brand-new homes already containing obsolete technology is a valid issue.
With the pace of change in the audio/visual world, rather than worry about whether a technology may become obsolete, it’s better to hedge against it by partnering with an electronic systems contractor (ESC) who knows how to mitigate those changes.

Read the whole thing here.

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