Mary Tran of Let’s Play OC checks out the Cox Smart Home powered by Gigablast, plus reviews Contour TV, Cox Homelife and more.
Last week we stopped by Orange County’s newest neighborhood, Canopy at Esencia in Rancho Mission Viejo to watch various demonstrations on what a Cox Smart Home with gigabit-internet speed service can do. There was a lot going on. There was someone podcasting, gaming, providing music lessons over live streaming, telehealth sessions with CHOC Childrens via InTouch Mobile robot, Wi-Fi cooking with a food blogger, and more!
One thing that I thought was pretty cool was the built-in mic in the remote. My kids already use the talk-to-text feature on their devices when they don't know how to spell it so to see voice control on the TV remote will make it easier not only for them but for me too when I don't want to type it all out. CONTOUR comes with 220+ channels, HD DVR technology with Record 2 or Record 6 DVR, 1 terabyte of DVR storage for up to 1,000 hours, and personal profiles for up to 8 users.
Nowadays everything is wireless. You can download an app and control your home security system from anywhere (arm and disarm), check to see when your kids come home from school or check on your pets, and control lights or the thermostat when you are not there.
In Orange County, Gigablast is currently available in select residential locations. With a gig, you can run all your devices at the same time, download a HD movie in less than 60 seconds, download 100 songs in three seconds, and upload about 1,000 photos in about a minute. The service also includes the latest high-speed Wi-Fi Router, one terabyte of cloud storage, Cox Security suite and Family Protection, and 10 email boxes each with 15 gigabytes of storage. Watch below as Violinist Jason Yang demonstrates online lessons over high speed internet!
Using the latest technology, the telehealth program at CHOC Children's Hospital provides a system of care that uses modern, digital, and communication technologies to improve the quality of care to children delivering a variety of instant, virtual health related services at any distance.
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