Review of the Home Office Electronics

Bob goes to the third-floor home office to find out about the phone system, the Web-based cam, the wireless networking system, and the Iris scanner, which allows secure computer access.

Clip Summary

Bob meets with Tim Woods (from Internet Home Alliance) in the third-floor office. Tim shows off the Panasonic PBX phone system, which is ideal for a home business. It features conference calling, paging, and intercom capabilities from anywhere in the house. The web-based cam is another useful feature that allows the homeowner to monitor a room through a website, accessible from anywhere in the world.

Tim also explains that the homeowner's laptop has a wireless networking card from Cisco Systems, allowing wireless in-home internet access. In addition, the laptop has a 64MB Secure Digital (SD) card reader that downloads music onto a card, which can then be played in the homeowner's car.

Finally, Tim shows Bob the Panasonic Iris scanner. The Iris scanner interfaces with the homeowner's computer system, allowing secure access to computer files.