I often wondered what happened the the HIgh-Speed Multimedia (HSMM) work that was going on. It never really seems to get much press. Several years ago, I attended an HSMM session at a Great Lakes Division convention, but really nothing since then.
I have, however, found one group that’s doing some interesting work with HSMM. HSMM-Mesh is a group that’s developed the hardware and software necessary to create self-configuring mesh networks. They use relatively cheap hardware – $60 wireless routers – and software that they’ve developed to do this.
It’s worth checking out if you’re interested in doing something like this. Their website isn’t really for novice users, but this approach really has some potential, imho.