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<p> <strong id="d9e9-0-strong">Handicapper</strong> </p><p> <strong id="d9e12-2-strong">Wired Protocols</strong> </p><p> <strong id="d9e15-4-strong">Wireless Protocols</strong> </p>

Karuna Uppal, program manager, consumer-market convergence, Yankee Group

Win: HomePlug

Win: HomePlug

Place: HPNA

Place: Bluetooth

Show: Ethernet/Fast Ethernet

Show: N/A

Dark horse: HomePlug

Dark horse: 802.11a

Navin Sabharwal, VP, residential and networking technologies, Allied Business Intelligence Inc.

Win: HPNA

Win: 802.11b, Bluetooth, 802.11a

Place: Ethernet

Place: HomeRF, HiPerLAN2

Show: N/A

Show: DECT

Dark horse: HomePlug

Dark horse: Ultra Wideband

Kathie Hackler, VP and chief analyst, GartnerGroup

Win: HPNA

Win: 802.11b

Place: Ethernet

Place: 802.11a

Show: Power line

Show: Bluetooth

Dark horse: Power line

Dark horse: Wireless Firewire

Tony Wasilewski, chief scientist, software systems, Scientific-Atlanta Inc.

Win: HPNA

Win: 802.11b (now), Bluetooth

Place: HomePlug

Place: 802.11e (future winner)

Show: IEEE 1394

Show: 802.11a

Dark horse: Ethernet

Dark horse: HomeRF 2.0 (with WBFH)

Frank Koperda, chief systems architect, High-Speed Surfing

Win: HPNA

Win: 802.11a

Place: HomePlug

Place: 802.11b

Show: HAVI

Show: HomeRF

Dark horse: IP over Ethernet

Dark horse: HiPerLAN 2

Vincent Izzo director of home networking, Motorola Broadband Communications Sector

Win: HPNA

Win: HomeRF

Place: HomePlug

Place: 802.11b

Show: Ethernet

Show: Bluetooth

Dark horse: HomePlug

Dark horse: 802.11a/HiPerLAN2

Rich Annibaldi, senior manager of technical research, Pioneer New Media Technologies Inc.

Win: IEEE 1394

Win: 802.11a

Place: HPNA

Place: Bluetooth

Show: Ethernet

Show: 802.11b

Dark horse: Any of several power line carrier approaches

Dark horse: DVB - IHDN (In Home Digital Networks)

Andy Trott, CEO, networks & connected devices, Pace Micro Technology plc

Win: EHS (Europe), Echelon, HPNA

Win: 802.11b, DECT (Europe & Asia)

Place: Ethernet Cat5, CEBus

Place: N/A

Show: X10

Show: Bluetooth, HomeRF

Dark horse: N/A

Dark horse: Sharewave (Whitecap), HiperLAN2, 802.11e

Nick Chakalos director product management, Ucentric Systems

Win: HPNA

Win: 802.11

Place: HomePlug

Place: HomeRF

Show: Ethernet

Show: Bluetooth

Dark horse: Ethernet over coax

Dark horse: Whitecap

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