Applications for transferring media and communications among portable and fixed devices are driving this interest in networking. Parks Associates reports that consumers see real value in the ability to transfer a mobile call to a fixed-line phone or to move music and photos among PCs and portable multimedia players.
"We're entering a new stage in home networking, where interoperability between fixed and portable devices defines new user experiences," said Kurt Scherf, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "This trend will guide the development of powerful but energy-efficient networking solutions and the design of middleware and user interfaces that can be implemented on multiple devices running a variety of processors and core software."
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