The Home Digital Multimedia Network "The PC is going to be the place where you store the information and really the center of control“ - Bill Gates CES 1/2001. Gordon Bell Microsoft Research [email protected] www.research.microsoft.com/~gbell. The Home Digital Multimedia Network.
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The Home Digital Multimedia Network"The PC is going to be the place where you store the information and really the center of control“ - Bill Gates CES 1/2001
Vision: All digital content. IP on everything.
All listening/viewing stations will be digital.
In the 10+year, short-term, Digital Transformers convert IP to legacy analog devices.
Today Digital Transformers = computers!
SpkrHome Networks: PC-based service
DSL, etc. input
Home IP network
Reduces the number of devices, remotes and wires around the TV
Provides a wide range of rich entertainments in your living room
alias: Media Center
alias: Media Server
alias: Gateway Server
alias: eHome Appliance
Dave Marsh, Microsoft
Ambiance (just being there)
Entertainment; & Education
Communication at a distance
Books >> ebooks; newspapers
Fax >> email; chat
CDs, radio>> Ripped CDs, MP3, Internet Radio
Telephone >>IP telephony; voice chat
Live performances>>Net jam sessions
Art, photos>> “TV Screen savers”… art, photos, posters, video
Web cams tele-places
MTV >>MTV (digital)
“discovery channel” >> tele-learning
Life-size videophone. Tele-meetings & tele-conferences
Games>> local & group games , WebTable of Interactivity, Media, and Technolgy
Gordon, Gwen, Brig, Pam, Fiona, Bob, Laura and Kolbe
Cyber All, a 1 Tbyte, lifetime PC: Cyberizing everything…I’ve written, said, presented (incl. video), photos of physical objects & a few things I’ve read, heard, seen
Cyberall is an “on-going” project to “cyberize” all of personal bits!
Goal: to understand the 1 TByte PC: need, utility, cost, feasibility and tools.
.pst (500 MB)
14 GB (by size)
Files (by number)
*Microsoft epaper can replace these!
Human data-types /hr /day (/4yr) /lifetime
read text, few pictures 200 K 2 -10 M/G 60-300 G
speech text @120wpm 43 K 0.5 M/G 15 G
speech @1KBps 3.6 M 40 M/G 1.2 T
stills w/voice @100KB 200 K 2 M/G 60 G
video-like 50Kb/s POTS 22 M .25 G/T 25 T
video 200Kb/s VHS-lite 90 M 1 G/T 100 T
video 4.3Mb/s HDTV/DVD 1.8 G 20 G/T 1 P
Personal (ambiance, entertainment, finance)
Professional (work related)
Archival (historical reference)
Documents, photos and photo albums, music, video memory-aid,entertainment, medical history,progeny
Books, papers, reference documents memory-aid and reference
Working (daily use)
Documents, email, photos, CDs, video ambiance,entertainment communication, finance and “work”
Documents, emailcontent for profession use to communicate, and “work”Character of Cyber All Use
4 Twisted pr.
Separate wiring; low cost; easy install. Telco compatible. “Fungible” wiring.
New wiring. Useful for audio and composite video. Inability to transmit CATV.
1 GHz (150 6 MHz chs.)
Exists for TV sets; could also serve IP throughout the home
RF analog; no digital
2-4 Tel. pr.
Uses existing wiring
Uses existing wiring
Distance, lack of protocols
Crowded spectrum, speed
“ Short distance, speed
“ Low speed
1394, SPDIF, etc.
Install. skill; lack of home net equipmentWires and radio networks for in home
SVGA… etc. 5-10’
* 1+ 2 x 4 alts!
4 Distribution alts.
3 Source alts.