Chapter 12 is the end of this book's timeline and includes the possibilities of digital
signage in the homes of tomorrow. The 12 full-color illustrations show how digital
signage broadcasting may be the successor of television. Most media of today can
be joined together in one single platform to handle live as well as near-real-time
and non-real-time broadcasts. An edge server combined with a number of media players
and flat panel displays, may form the future home media environment. Television,
video on demand, newspapers, digital art, and video communications may all coexist
on the same screens. IP multicasting systems based on IP streaming and IP file transfer
for point-to-multipoint content spread, combined with broadband unicasting for point-to-point
traffic may well be the keys everyone will use.
Larger, thinner, cheaper, and better display devices are the future of digital signage
and may be a part of the future digital home.