Oct 16, 2009

Zoom-in on for the home's multimedia solutions

At one time it was fashionable to distinguish brown equipment (audio and video appliances) computer called gray. When the first incarnation of the popular entertainment, the latter evoked a working tool for initiates. But over the years, brown and gray are mixed area, taking in each other what was best: the multimedia side, the digital one.

Today, this convergence is such that the computer largely democratized, became the leader of a band ever greater and varied, including WiFi is the theater. This scenario where all devices, PCs, computer peripherals, high-tech equipment, communicate together through a seamless network is no longer science fiction but reality. We detail the procedure in this case!

A network for what?
Connecting various devices in a home network is used primarily for two things, share and disseminate. The individualistic conception of the Personal Computer and expanded to serve the interests of the home. Time is sharing: sharing files between computers, making available all of a printer, a centralized storage or backup supply as many Internet connections as necessary ... But worry, there is no question as to abandon any notion of privacy: the division may be regulated (password, targeted data ...).

On the second axis, namely the distribution of multimedia content, the possibilities are directly related equipment to the network. The idea is to draw distance in the photos, songs and videos stored on your computer to disseminate it in another part of the

At the center of the system, the DSL box livebox

All DSL box last generation now offer wireless connection. If you have an older model box, several options: you ask your ISP that you exchange, you add a wireless module on the box (as a dongle or PCMCIA card) or outright buying a router Wireless you connect the box. Let it be said, the modern network will be without cable!

In some cases, if your house is too vast to be covered by the WiFi signal from the box, or the flow is not sufficient for certain flows demanding as HD video, or if your phone jack is not next to the TV, you can use the Power Line Carrier (PLC). For information, this technology is to convey data from the utility of the house. Specifically, you connect two remote devices, the decoder box and the TV for example, using a pair of special electrical outlets and they communicate with each other automatically. You will find our CPL taken comparator.

Other amenities you may need :
For the party shares already impossible not to mention everything he can do anything with his DSL box and a hard drive, built in the box above or connected externally. You get access to even more advanced if you attach a NAS (Network Attached Storage) in the box: BitTorrent client, remote access facility, FTP server ... Or you can install an outright home server, running Windows Home Server umbrella for your entire network.

A little apart but always in a spirit of sharing, the printer also has an interesting role, either directly with the WiFi connectivity or simply integrated into the network via a computer. Regarding the dissemination of content, devices communicating no shortage of game console or disk drive using media gateway, wireless photo frame, wireless stereo, with the eventual possibility of creating a system of audio in several parts of the house ... We will illustrate this with specific examples of products.


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