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Digital Home Interoperability Standards

According to Forrester Research -- "Unless mainstream consumers can take a device out of the box and immediately begin enjoying its benefits, they'll leave the box on the retail shelf. Standards are critical to bringing that promise to life, and Intel has long been a standards bearer: first in the PC industry and now in the digital home. The reason is simple: Intel knows that its support for communication, interoperability, and content protection standards will help launch new markets, hence demand for its silicon products. But standards aren't enough; consumers also need reassurance that the product will work in their home. To accomplish this interoperability feat, Intel should donate its internal certification process to a works together certification coalition funded by industry leaders like Best Buy, Intel, Microsoft, and Sony."

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