Broadband Communities

JAN-FEB 2013

BROADBAND COMMUNITIES is the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for buildings and communities. Our editorial aims to accelerate the deployment of Fiber-To-The-Home and Fiber-To-The-Premises.

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CES CovEr agE The Pebble Watch has customizable watchfaces and connects to the Internet through smartphones. If you thought cellphones had made watches unnecessary, wait till you see the Pebble Watch, which was crowdfnanced through Kickstarter in 2012 and made its debut at CES 2013. Te watch is infnitely customizable and has downloadable watchfaces, Internet-con- 60 nected applications and notifcations. Pebble connects to iPhone and Android smartphones using Bluetooth, alerting wearers with a silent vibration to incoming calls, emails and messages. DISH Hopper with Sling: DISH combined two favorite products – a whole-home DVR and a gadget for uploading content via the Internet to a remote device. Te new Hopper with Sling lets customers watch live and recorded television anywhere on Internetconnected tablets, smartphones and PCs as well as move recorded television to an iPad for viewing without an Internet connection. Te new ofering was reportedly slated to receive CNET's "Best of CES" award until CNET's parent company, CBS, which is in litigation with DISH over the Hopper's commercial-skipping abilities, put the kibosh on that plan. HealthSpot: Te new telemedicine service HealthSpot generated excitement at CES. Te HealthSpot Station is a private, walk-in kiosk that ofers live access to board-certifed doctors via high-definition videoconferencing and interactive digital medical devices. When located in pharmacies, ofce buildings, schools and other public spaces, the kiosks promise to make possible doctor visits that are convenient, quick and devoid of downtime and hassle. v | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | www.broadbandcommunities.com | January/February 2013

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