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

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COMPONENTS AND MANAGEMENT

The HAVi architecture is based on the IEEE 1394 standard, so you need to install specialized cables to interconnect in-home appliances. HAVi classifies appliances into the following categories:

  • Full A/V devices (FAV)— A FAV device contains a complete set of software elements comprising the HAVi architecture. This type of appliance generally has a rich set of hardware resources and is capable of supporting a complex software environment. A complete description of the myriad of software elements that are supported by FAVs is included in the next section of this chapter.

  • Intermediate A/V devices (IAV)— These types of electronic appliances are generally lower in cost than FAV appliances and have more limited resources. They ...

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