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Web-enabled components will triple in five years, says ABI

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Nov 2008 23:42 User comments (4)

Web-enabled components will triple in five years, says ABI According to a new ABI Research report, the amount of Web-enabled electronics will at least triple in the next five years, allowing more and more consumers to connect to the Internet via their video game consoles, TVs and Blu-ray players.
There are currently 60 million electronics components worldwide that are Web-enabled and ABI says there will be over 200 million by 2013. Internet-protocol-enabled TVs, which are the standard in Japan, will become commonplace in the USA, adds the report.

"One of the main facets of multi-screen offerings will be Web-based user interfaces and rich Web content across all three screens,"
ABI research director Michael Wolf said in a statement. "Beyond the PC and mobile environment is the Internet-connected TV screen."

More and more TV makers are integrating Ethernet ports into their TVs and Profile 2.0 Blu-ray players are doing the same.

Companies such as Netflix have encouraged the pushing of Internet capability by signing deals to have digital copies of movies streamed directly through Blu-ray players or TVs.

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4 user comments

114.11.2008 9:43

And yet ISPs want to put a cap on our bandwidth.

214.11.2008 13:27

Just bring out the microchips-in-yer-right-hand already and get it over with. Quit stallin'!

314.11.2008 21:58

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There are currently 60 million electronics components worldwide
what? are they counting actual devices or models? that statistic screams like a bum-pluck figure to me.

415.11.2008 13:01

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There are currently 60 million electronics components worldwide
what? are they counting actual devices or models? that statistic screams like a bum-pluck figure to me.
Thats exactly what I thought.

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