A system that could eventually control heating, home security cameras and draw curtains has been demonstrated by phone maker Nokia.
The Nokia Home Control Center is a wireless router which can interface with equipment around the home.
The smart box is based on an open Linux-based platform and includes a raft of wireless technologies which allow users to connect remotely via a PC or smartphone.
It is envisaged that third parties will integrate their own services as Nokia vies for a slice of the "networked home" market.
It packs 6GB (gigabytes) of storage, necessary if it is to act as a store for video from security cameras.[MORE]