Danny Briere founded TeleChoice, Inc., a telecommunicationsconsulting company, in 1985 and now serves as CEO of the company.Widely known throughout the telecommunications and networkingindustry, Danny has written more than 1,000 articles abouttelecommunications topics and has authored or edited ten books,including Smart Homes For Dummies (now in its secondedition), Wireless Home Networking For Dummies (now in itssecond edition), Wireless Hacks and Mods For Dummies,Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 PC For Dummies, and HomeTheater For Dummies (now in its second edition). He isfrequently quoted by leading publications on telecommunications andtechnology topics and can often be seen on major TV networks,providing analysis on the latest communications news andbreakthroughs. Danny splits his time between Mansfield Center,Connecticut, and his island home on Great Diamond Island, ME, withhis wife and four children.
Pat Hurley is Director of Research with TeleChoice, Inc.,specializing in emerging telecommunications and digital hometechnologies, particularly all the latest consumer electronics,access gear, and home technologies, including wireless LANs, DSL,cable modems, satellite services, and homenetworking services. Patfrequently consults with the leading telecommunications carriers,equipment vendors, consumer goods manufacturers, and other playersin the telecommunications and consumer electronics industries. Patis the co-author of Smart Homes For Dummies, Wireless HomeNetworking For Dummies, Wireless Hacks and Mods for Dummies,Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 PC For Dummies, andHome Theater For Dummies. He lives in San Diego, California,with his wife, a fiery red-headed toddler named Annabel, and twosmelly dogs.