By Danny Briere, Pat Hurley
Do you lengthy to hear your favourite CD from wherever in your home? to establish a instant community so that you can entry the net in any room? to put in an iron-clad protection process? to fireplace up the espresso pot whereas you’re nonetheless asleep and get up with computerized lighting fixtures? shrewdpermanent domestic know-how might help do exactly that!
Smart houses For Dummies, 3rd version, indicates you the way effortless it may be to create and reside in a state of the art, absolutely attached home—without breaking your checking account. With this trouble-free advisor, you’ll observe all of the newest tendencies and instruments in domestic networking, automation, and keep an eye on to help you make existence extra relaxing and cozy on your complete kinfolk. We assist you plan for issues equivalent to flat-screen TVs, intercom structures, whole-home audio structures, gaming consoles, and satellite tv for pc structures. We speak about your wiring (and instant) thoughts and introduce you to the most recent applied sciences, reminiscent of VoIP and Bluetooth. You’ll see how to:
• construct your place community on a budget
• flip your house into an leisure center
• entry the net from any room
• Get VoIP in your cell network
• enhance in-home instant and mobile phone signals
• attach your desktop in your TV
• safe your house and property
• elevate your home’s resale value
• stay away from universal networking pitfalls• and masses, a lot more
Complete with a source record for additional info and neat toys of the longer term, shrewdpermanent houses For Dummies is your plain-English, twenty-first century advisor to an absolutely stressed domestic!
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This is where all the detail work comes in. ߜ Logical configuration: Each network is viewed as a single object (such as a phone network) or as a model. Most of the networks we discuss in this book use a star model, in which all the cables meet at a single junction point, just as the spokes of a wheel meet at the hub. ߜ Applications: The network’s purpose, or application, and connections. Your entertainment network, for example, may represent a combination of different physical components and logical entities aimed at distributing audio and video around your house.
A typical house has a whole bunch of network interconnection points, making these separate networks behave somewhat like a unified, single network. Networks can physically interconnect in a home in three ways: ߜ Networks can share the same media (or cables) to carry different kinds of signals. For example, telephone wiring might be used to carry both telephone service and data networking at different frequencies using a phone-line networking system. Another example: The IP (Internet Protocol) allows many disparate types of signals — voice, data, video, and so on — to peacefully coexist in the same data stream running over common data-networking wiring.
For example, a cable company might provide television, Internet access, and telephone service over three different home networks. 25 26 Part I: Future-Perfect Homes Moving Your Network into the Closet When integrating a home network in your home design or remodeling plans, the following two points are key: ߜ Designate an appropriate location for all your network’s central distribution equipment. ߜ Make sure that you have an adequate quality and quantity of network cabling running to each potential network outlet in your home.
Smart Homes For Dummies by Danny Briere, Pat Hurley