Leading the Orchestra

Last week’s  announcement by Affinegy of their Home Portal v2.0 software and related announcement that Cablevision is deploying it, is further evidence of the growing importance of the converged home to service providers’ business plans.  We caught up with Affinegy CEO, Melissa Simpler at the Parks Associates Connections conference, where she discusses Home Portal v2.0.

In addition to the discovery and simplification of devices on a home network, the Home Portal v2.0 software effectively allows service providers to create personal data clouds for their customers.  The Affinegy software, which identifies the devices on the home networks, serves as an orchestra leader of sorts directing the devices as to where to stream data.  Click here to see a video from Connections 2009, where Simpler describes the basis for their product offering.

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