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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/26/2018 11:04:07 PM
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Speakers + cameras
Smart speakers are indeed big, but the other big driver of residential IoT -- according to residential integrators I've spoken with -- is that of smart security mechanisms, like "smart cameras".

They're especially popular in well-to-do suburban neighborhoods, FWIW.

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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
10/28/2018 10:27:36 PM
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opensync
I am not sure I understand how OpenSync, as an open source, middle layer of software, can help ISPs defend themselves against market intrusion by smart speakers. Could somone help me get a better understanding of this? Thank you.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
10/31/2018 1:26:28 PM
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Open the Mesh
My Wi-Fi connection does not seem that bad that it won't work anywhere in the home, but whole-home mesh Wi-Fi solutions that address the black spots in the home will certainly grab the attention of those that have spotty Wi-Fi connectivity.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
10/31/2018 5:09:22 PM
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Re: Speakers + cameras
Agree with you totally. Security and any of its related components take high precedence over anything else. I also would like to say that has become like a bottleneck for IOT progress. Consumers do not have enough confidence yet to adapt in length.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/31/2018 10:48:52 PM
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Re: Open the Mesh
@srufolo: For my own part, I've certainly lived in homes where Wi-Fi connectivity was better in some parts of the house than others.

Ditto for cell signals/LTE. In my current home, there are certain places I can't be if I intend to make a phone call or access the Internet via my device (unless I connect to Wi-Fi).

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/31/2018 11:57:21 PM
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Re: Speakers + cameras
@ms.a: Good. Security SHOULD be a bottleneck for so-called "progress" in IoT. Privacy by design and security by design are being ignored in favor of being first to market and first to innovate -- leading to SERIOUS data concerns and problems.

Keep that bottleneck tight, I say!

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/1/2018 2:41:41 AM
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Re: opensync
I'm right there with you with confusion over how an open source middleware project can help defend ISPs from tech giants and AI assistants that are taking over consumer appliances. Maybe the open source software helps ISPs from completely becoming a dumb pipe into the home, but it doesn't do anything to give ISPs a foothold in AI assistants. Even Apple is going to have a hard time defending against the popularity of smart speakers with integrations that could rival its App Store.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
11/1/2018 12:34:01 PM
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Re: opensync
> integrations that could rival its App Store.

Except Apple's notorious Walled Garden is a feature in this regard -- allowing for far less malware than Android/Google does.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/1/2018 3:06:19 PM
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Re: opensync
> "Apple's notorious Walled Garden is a feature.."

I'm happily willing to play in Apple's sandbox bc it's not littered with junk apps. I liked ChromeOS, but I'm starting to change my mind as Google is opening the floodgates for Android apps on it....

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afwriter
afwriter
11/5/2018 3:50:36 PM
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Re: Open the Mesh
I know I have recently looked into Mesh to get a better signal to my gaming system without interrupting my wife's streaming. For right now it's not worth the extra cost to me, but I could see it being worth it soon and my kids grow up and we all spend time in 4 corners of the house. 

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