Home Networking: Challenge or Opportunity? - CE Pro Article

Good words explaining some of the mystery of the high-powered networks required as the backbone of a modern audio video installation.

If the network is large, it needs more processing power and therefore costs more, which then becomes a more difficult sale. If the network has a lot of devices, dealers need to separate the it into sub networks and for that they will need a router with IEEE802.1q capabilities. Unfortunately, these routers are pretty much over $500 and the really good ones can go much higher. Finally, if homeowners want a wireless network where they can continuously stream video files without any drops as they move from WAP-to-WAP, it requires a different kind of technology that costs many times more than the standard WAP.
— Victor Pak, president of Pakedge Device & Software