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

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Chapter 11. HAVi

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Consumer electronic devices, such as digital set-top boxes and DVD players, are sophisticated and expensive digital processing systems. By connecting these devices to home networks, it is possible to share processing and storage resources between members of a family. Central to the fabric of all home networks is a software system called middleware. This software system allows connected devices to exchange both control information and streaming multimedia content. "Middleware" is a relatively new term in the home networking business. If we compare it to an IT environment, it equates to the presentation ...

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