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Essential Guide to Home Networking Technologies, The by GERARD O'DRISCOLL

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ABOUT UNIVERSAL PLUG AND PLAY

UPnP is at the heart of Microsoft's home networking strategy and uses open Internet communication standards to transparently connect consumer electronic devices to standard PCs. UPnP makes it possible to initiate and control the transfer of files and A/V streams from any device on an in-home network.

UPnP is an extension to the plug-and-play initiative that was introduced by Intel, Compaq, and Microsoft back in 1992. A high-level overview of the architecture of UPnP is illustrated in Figure 13.1.

The architecture defines a set of common interfaces that allows a user to plug a device directly into the in-home network. In other words, a user can begin using a new device without worrying about configuration settings ...

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