Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 2004


Wireless communication systems, Computer networks, Engineering -- Management, Technology -- Management, Hierarchical decision model, Decision making


The integration of digital home is focused on delivering a seamless, interoperable network that enabled the applications from Consumer Electronics (CE), Personal Computing (PC) and mobile devices industries to easily and conveniently enjoy content using any electronic device anywhere anytime in the home. Digital home vision can be fulfilled through a collaborative industry effort focused on delivering an interoperability framework for networked multimedia devices. Consumers are acquiring, experiencing, and managing an increasing amount of digital media on devices in both the CE and PC domains. As such, they want to easily and conveniently content regardless of the source across different devices and locations in the home. This paper covers wireless technologies that can contribute huge role in the digital home environment. The decision model selected to determine the best technology when subjective judgement is required to make a selection with many criteria is the Hierarchical Decision Model (HDM). The HDM model used ranks each of the technology solutions with a subjective probability. This paper builds the HDM model to determine the best technology for the digital home. The subjective probability results are summarized and analyzed in their contribution to the objective of providing the best wireless network solution for the home environment.


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