Examples of Value-Added Services
The RG Group envisions the RG enabling a wealth of new applications through the availability of an "Information Gateway" being in the home. Electronics manufacturers, software developers and service providers will factor new products into their business plans in support of the RG concept, once given widespread acceptance.
The summary below is examples of new applications the RG would enable. The business case for many of these examples is made by value-added, differentiated, easy-to-use services.
Telecommuting (Secure High-Speed Access to Office);
Internet Access (Non Secure);
Distance Learning (Education at Home);
Telemedicine (In-Home Monitoring, Remote Diagnostics);
Video Telephony (TV or PC);
Home Appliance Management and Integration (example: Smok
alarm alerts firehouse, closes vents);
Security Systems Management (Low bit Rate Video Monitoring