If you pay your telephone or Streamyx bill at TM Point in Menara TM (Telekom Malaysia), maybe you can see there is a special show room at the entrance there. That showroom is called the TM Digital Home where it shows a real demo on how everything will looks like in a house where all the appliances and systems such as CCTV, lighting, TV, computers, telephones, wireless devices etc are controlled and integrated via a digital system. Sound cool huh?
For your info, this TM Digital Home is enabled by the HSBB (High-Speed Broadband) technology. So, what is HSBB actually? To be specific, it is a broadband service that has the speed from 10Mbps to 100Mbps. A lot, lot faster than my Streamyx which is currently run at 512Kbps. This means, a very much faster download of Blu-ray, HD and DVD quality movies, a blink download of MP3 songs, experience the high-definition IPTV and play online games without lagging thus avoid getting shot in the head first. HSBB will be much better because it is using fibre technology and not copper. As most of us know, fibre optics can transmit data with much better quality and at higher speeds. Since the cable thief prefers copper cable (”tembaga mahal woooo…“), I’m not sure whether they will also be interested in the fibre optics cable. For more information, you can visit its official website here. Inside the website, you can also see the Digital Home Network Architecture and also the Digital Home Layout Plan. If you plan to visit it, don’t forget to register at the website.