• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

ICT Equipment at the home.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

ICT Equipment at the home All around every home, there is now evidence of ICT in almost every room. It may not be visible in the form of a computer monitor, however most appliances around the home have digital displays and a memory, and these are embedded computers. Here is an explanation of all the appliances expected to be found around the average home, and how they would be expected to be used. Study The study is most probably the room in the house that has the most ICT in it. Almost 90% of the population have a computer in their home. A computer can be used for many different reasons, such as composing documents and playing games. Most people have access to the Internet, which is a worldwide network, where information can be accessed. Other appliances such as peripherals would be used to make a paper copy of these documents, or to make a copy of a document and store it on the computer memory. A telephone in the study would most probably be used more to connect onto the Internet than to receive calls. ...read more.

Middle

This applies to a satellite dish as well. DVD players and VCR's are very similar in the fact they both read a tape or CD and play a film. However a DVD player reads a CD which has chapters and sometimes has games and extras which need the person to interact with the DVD such as you would when using a computer. A VCR reads a tape and can also record things being shown on the television. This means the VCR can also include a timer, for recording, plus many other features. Most people will have a stereo or Hi-fi in their lounge, which can receive radio waves, read and plays CD's and plays cassettes. This may be connected to a surround sound system that is generally used when watching a DVD or a cassette on the VCR Bedroom The bedroom is home to different types of ICT such as games consoles, musical instruments, stereos, televisions, toys and mobile phones. All of these are mainly used for amusement. Games consoles are used to play complex games on via the television. Musical instruments such as electric guitars are connected to an amplifier that amplifies the sound of the guitar. ...read more.

Conclusion

Most families have a stereo in many rooms, and this can receive radio waves, play cassettes and read CD's. Personal CD players and walkmans are very much similar. Outside Surprisingly there are many things that can be found outside which include ICT. A security alarm is activated when the homeowners are going out. A security number is typed in, and if anyone enters the home whilst the owners are away, the sensors around the home, setting of the alarm, will spot them. A floodlight is placed outside the home, and is automatically activated when an object or person moves in front of the sensor. Water timers are set so that sprinklers and water systems start automatically at a certain time. These can be digital, and so accurate that the water will only start on certain days, or at different times each day. Lighting timers' work on the same principles as the water timers, and for the same sort of purpose, so that the lights will be activated at a certain time. A family car is now becoming a place where ICT is widely used, for many things such as time, speed, mileage, air pressure, music and navigation. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE ICT Systems and Application section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE ICT Systems and Application essays

  1. Different types of technology How I use ICT at home and at school

    Now that we've advanced so much in so little time, it's not long till the need to act in real life is completely overruled by the virtual world. What's next? Virtual reality? Technology that use all 5 of the senses?

  2. AO4 ICT c/wk 2008-9

    * And finally...An ICT Teacher! - Well, without the full development of technology, there's absolutely no way these people could have had a job...is there? Job Changes * Printing industry- an older printer would recall standing on their feet all day and creating full stories (backwards) out of printing letters.

  1. Impact of ICT on the community

    can help you find a suitable course or you can search their database on Learn Direct website. Learn Direct have database of nearly one million courses from right across the UK, from short courses lasting one day to longer courses lasting a few years.

  2. a level ict project

    link on the form switchboard Garage job form opens in normal form view Garage job form appears T31 Check the open vehicle form functions correctly Vehicle from opens in normal form view Vehicle form appears T32 Verify the open customer sort query macro works correctly Click the Macro on the

  1. The impact of ICT on a person with special/particular needs

    Without it, she couldn't traverse in her own house. Sarah could never be able to get up her stairs by herself without the stair lift. It would be impossible. Television/Sky-digital box A television is a normal household device for people all around the world.

  2. The Petersons Home ICT Devices.

    Dot matrix printers produce a low quality print too, the document may seem unclear and patchy compared to a laser colour printer, which would be more advisable for the families needs. The computer only has a 28k modem that is not capable of sending faxes.

  1. How do I use ICT at school and at home?

    The blocking system prevents me from entering many websites on the web. This blocking system is a legal requirement for the school, and is used to prevent students (and teachers) using/viewing inappropriate content (such as content containing nudity). Internet explorer is the most widely used browser, which means that more people are familiar with its controls and usage.

  2. GCSE ICT Coursework Booklet

    security and back-up systems and it will also be expensive to train staff to learn the new system well enough not to slow the business down. The new computer system will lead to more efficient working systems which will save money by speeding up things like the payroll and accounting.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work