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Residential Systems
C llab rati n
TODAY and TOMORROW
Is Commercial AV
Invading Residential AV's Turf?
The lines of delineation are blurring,
and they'll continue to do so as
people juggle home-office systems
and smart-home systems.
By Carol Zelkin
JUST ABOUT EVERYONE has a vision of what the term " residential
AV " means. Perhaps, to you, it's in the movie " Goodfellas, "
when Henry Hill's wife flips a switch and a hidden entertainment
system with bar reveals itself. Or perhaps it's Mia Wallace watching
CCTV video of her guest, Vincent Vega, in " Pulp Fiction, " and
then using the intercom to speak with him. Then again, maybe
it's Bond villain Auric Goldfinger pressing a control that closes
the window shades and covers the pool table before he reveals
his plot to the assembled crooks.
Sure, we all know what residential AV is - but what will it
become as working from home becomes more common in our
new hybrid-working world? Will the technology islands merge?
Do we even want them to? Or, instead, would it be preferable
for them to remain separate domains, served by separate
support entities? Here, we'll explore some of the implications
of these various approaches.
Sharing Common Infrastructure
A few things are clear: Both residential AV systems and
home-office systems must share AC power and the network
access that serves the home. There might be separate power
conditioning and/or separate routers/sub-nets, but it would be
highly unlikely for the main pipes coming into the house to be
duplicated. Thus, if the home experiences an internet or a power
outage, both sides of the equation would likely fail in tandem.
Is that where the overlaps end? Maybe...or maybe not.
The commercial collaboration industry has been trying to
invade the home-entertainment space for years. One of the
most infamous flops was Cisco's Umi. Rolled out in 2010 as a
telepresence system for the living room and pitched by famous
Hollywood actors, Umi was the rare spectacular failure for Cisco.
The residential industry shunned the unwanted entry into
the living room, while the commercial integration industry was
flabbergasted - as in, choking-on-their-own-spit
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flabbergasted - that Cisco would launch a product that
claimed to be " full-HD video and commercial quality " for $600
at the same time that the company was hawking commercial
telepresence for tens of thousands (if not hundreds of thousands)
of dollars a unit. " What were you thinking? " sums up the
general feeling that prevailed among commercial integrators.
Consumer collaboration products, such as Facebook's
(now Meta's) Portal, have not fared much better. Arguably,
this might partially be because of the lack of security that
Facebook's reputation connotes. But, more generally, consumers
have seen video collaboration - at least, up until the
COVID-19 pandemic - as a commercial product, rather than
as something for their home.
The Pandemic Forces Change
As the authors in Collaboration Today and Tomorrow have explained,
the pandemic changed many things. Suddenly, remote
and hybrid working has become the norm; " Zoom " has entered
the lexicon as a verb; and most people now understand a great
deal about videoconferencing. Knowledge workers everywhere
showed that working from home not only is viable but, in fact,
is more productive than it is to commute to an office to work.
Now, it is generally accepted that the home contains (or should
contain, if space allows) an area where people can work.
The home office typically includes technology for computKnowledge
workers everywhere showed that working from
home not only is viable but, in fact, is more productive than
it is to commute to an office to work.
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