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Network Peripherals

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North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes for this industry

[ 423690 ] = Other electronic parts and equipment merchant wholesalers – Computer boards, unloaded, merchant wholesalers; Computer chips merchant wholesalers; Printed circuit boards merchant wholesalers; circuits, integrated, merchant wholesalers; Electronic parts (e.g., condensers, connectors, switches) merchant wholesalers; Semiconductor devices merchant wholesalers; Transistors merchant wholesalers; Unloaded computer board merchant wholesalers

[ 238210 ] = Electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors – Computer and network cable installation

[ 541512 ] = Computer systems design services – Local area network (LAN) computer systems integration design services

Industry Description

In the future, home networks may be capable of performing lots of tasks for the home and family in which the network resides.  Many such tasks may require some sort of interface capability. 

A “network peripheral” may be any device or appliance that can be linked to other devices in the network.  These might be small boxes that do something important — attached to a coil that monitors the current passing through an appliance power cord (too much power consumption indicates problems); attached to air flow and temperature sensors to monitor clothes dryer vent conditions (no air might mean a broken belt or failed motor; high temperature might mean a lint fire or clothes burning inside the drier); or remote control cut-off switches for counter-top kitchen appliances (a flow of current when device is not being used .might mean an appliance fire — shut off power to appliance and report a fire in progress!).  

Another kind of network peripheral may be a special circuit board installed into all kinds of home and kitchen appliances.  This new feature of the appliance may permit monitoring, programming, powering on or off.  Redesigned appliances will permit their use with home networks. 

All of the following might be included on home network systems:  heating, air conditioning, and related controls; heat pumps, circulating water systems, water heaters and boilers; solar water heaters, solar cells, and power conversion units; everything in the kitchen; everything in the bathroom; and – of course – broken water line sensors and a remotely controlled power cutoff valve at the water meter.