Thanks Jeff. I was not aware these devices gained most of these features. But, it sounds like its still a mini engineering exercise to pull together, not standardized, probably low to null on security needing an IT expert to operate, and quite frankly something that is way too complicated to explain to my 75 old father even though he has expressed in layman's terms that he wants this.
If IOT is a huge future market, why would Intel not want to lead this, be first to market with a clear product vision?
- Practically every household will buy one over next 20 years. That is, estimating, 50+ million devices in US alone, potential for an Intel Chip Inside each one.
- Saying "no" means a Cisco, Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft or other will do this and probably use a proprietary or ARM chip.
Your response seemed dismissive of the suggestion - ambiguous at best. To me this says it should at least get an ROI + pro/con + market risk for the do nothing option before it is dismissed.
Well, yes, dismissive, cause each time someone tryin to create 'one ring to rule them all', it do not reach its target. First of all, we all have different demands, for someone the 64GB NAS is enough, other need a TB-scale storage, some still have a DSL connections, while other have two gigabit-speed connections from different operators. Unlikely such unified device will suite all tasks. We have a multicore chips in near-credit-card format, i think that IOT end-device-modules will be smart enough to deal with them by self, without dedicated 'controllers'. TVs already.