Microsoft Joins Home-Networking Alliance

“Microsoft is one of eight new companies joining a group dedicated to promoting the connected home. Microsoft said it will announce its membership in the Internet Home Alliance (IHA) on July 22. The IHA brings together companies from a wide variety of sectors–including kitchen appliance makers, software vendors, and hardware companies to conduct tests of wired rooms involving real consumers.

For example, in March the group launched a test kitchen project that allowed participants to experiment with interconnected kitchen devices including a Polara refrigerated range from Whirlpool, a “flipscreen entertainment center” from Icebox, integration services from IBM and a printer from HP”…

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