5/06/2001 8:00 PM Eastern

Handicapper Wired Protocols Wireless Protocols
Karuna Uppal, program manager, consumer-market convergence, Yankee GroupWin: HomePlugWin: HomePlug
Place: HPNAPlace: Bluetooth
Show: Ethernet/Fast EthernetShow: N/A
Dark horse: HomePlugDark horse: 802.11a
Navin Sabharwal, VP, residential and networking technologies, Allied Business Intelligence Inc.Win: HPNAWin: 802.11b, Bluetooth, 802.11a
Place: EthernetPlace: HomeRF, HiPerLAN2
Show: N/AShow: DECT
Dark horse: HomePlugDark horse: Ultra Wideband
Kathie Hackler, VP and chief analyst, GartnerGroupWin: HPNAWin: 802.11b
Place: EthernetPlace: 802.11a
Show: Power lineShow: Bluetooth
Dark horse: Power lineDark horse: Wireless Firewire
Tony Wasilewski, chief scientist, software systems, Scientific-Atlanta Inc.Win: HPNAWin: 802.11b (now), Bluetooth
Place: HomePlugPlace: 802.11e (future winner)
Show: IEEE 1394Show: 802.11a
Dark horse: EthernetDark horse: HomeRF 2.0 (with WBFH)
Frank Koperda, chief systems architect, High-Speed SurfingWin: HPNAWin: 802.11a
Place: HomePlugPlace: 802.11b
Show: HAVIShow: HomeRF
Dark horse: IP over EthernetDark horse: HiPerLAN 2
Vincent Izzo director of home networking, Motorola Broadband Communications SectorWin: HPNAWin: HomeRF
Place: HomePlugPlace: 802.11b
Show: EthernetShow: Bluetooth
Dark horse: HomePlugDark horse: 802.11a/HiPerLAN2
Rich Annibaldi, senior manager of technical research, Pioneer New Media Technologies Inc.Win: IEEE 1394Win: 802.11a
Place: HPNAPlace: Bluetooth
Show: EthernetShow: 802.11b
Dark horse: Any of several power line carrier approachesDark horse: DVB - IHDN (In Home Digital Networks)
Andy Trott, CEO, networks & connected devices, Pace Micro Technology plcWin: EHS (Europe), Echelon, HPNAWin: 802.11b, DECT (Europe & Asia)
Place: Ethernet Cat5, CEBusPlace: N/A
Show: X10Show: Bluetooth, HomeRF
Dark horse: N/ADark horse: Sharewave (Whitecap), HiperLAN2, 802.11e
Nick Chakalos director product management, Ucentric SystemsWin: HPNAWin: 802.11
Place: HomePlugPlace: HomeRF
Show: EthernetShow: Bluetooth
Dark horse: Ethernet over coaxDark horse: Whitecap

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