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Challenges of the Digital Home in a Developing Economy

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The Digital Home technology and standards are evolving towards an integrated electronic home system. This evolution will facilitate accessibility of data and information from various sources around the world to our home. The technology will also enable the automatic or semi-automatic control of lighting, climate doors and windows, and security, surveillance systems and control of other sundry devices in the home including entertainment systems. The implication of these trends to the developing country and their economies are numerous and far-reaching. This paper examines the various issues and challenges of the digital home concept in the developing economies of the world. . Keywords: digital home, development.

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