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Occupational Outlook Handbook Home Entertainment Installers and Repairers.pdf

The Changing World of Home Technology: A Microsoft Case Study
by Pam Heath and Nancy Bell
This article reviews new technologies and related possibilities that Microsoft is envisioning in the context of home life. As a specific example of the impact of home technology, it reviews lessons learned from the adoption and integration of a home Internet device from a user experience perspective.
Information Society. New York: Sep-Oct 2006. Vol.22, Iss. 4; pg. 251.
Changing World of Home Technology.pdf

In-Home Services: The Next Battleground
The article focuses on the panel discussion among executives in the consumer electronics industry, which concludes that home installation and service helps expand the market, and the rate of technology is out-pacing the consumer's ability to keep up and manage it.
TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics, 2/27/2006, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p18-24, 4p
In Home Services.pdf

The Squeeze Is On -- Business is good, but integrators are feeling the need to adjust their businesses to succeed in the new convergence market by Jeff IíHeir
Article focusing on evolving consumer needs and the new digital integration technologies and skill sets tat serve the new convergence market.
CRN. Jericho: Sep 11 2006. , Iss. 1211; pg. 25
The Squeeze is on.pdf

Electronic Systems Technician in the 21st Century by Clay Rawlins
Review of the training, future needs and opportunities of the electronic systems technician.
Techniques, April 2007, pg 47.
Electronics.pdf

CEA Home Builder Study: Builders Leveraging Custom Technology Installers as Buyer Demand Skyrockets
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) noted that increased popularity of installed home technology has resulted in more than 60 percent of builders and contractors employing custom technology installers in 2006, according to CEA's Fifth Annual State of the Builder's Study.
Wireless News, Coventry: Feb 8, 2007. pg. 1
CEA Home Builder Study.pdf

CompTIA Ė Computing Technology Industry Association
http://www.comptia.org/association_home.aspx
Information and resources for the new CEA-CompTIA Digital Home Technology Integrator+ certification (CEA-CompTIA DHTI+), developed in collaboration with the Consumer Electronics Association, covers all aspects of the connected home focusing on the personal computer as the controlling hub. It is targeted at home technology system installers and integrators who install, maintain and service digital home products.

HDTI Trade Journal
http://www.resmagonline.com
Residential Systems magazine provides information on business and technology trends in custom home entertainment, automation and security design and installation.

DHTI Industry ListServs

HTI+ Certification Class Group
http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/htipluscertification/
Discussion group for all professionals in the quest for COMPTIA's Home Technology Integration certification.

DHTI Industry Forum
http://itpro.comptia.org/forums/Topic116-4-1.aspx
An information-sharing forum designed to promote member interactivity and industry growth, network with other IT Professionals in the industry and access valuable resources, news, documents and discussion

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