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

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Chapter 14. Jini

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Now that we have looked at Universal Plug and Play home networking technology, it's time to see Sun Microsystems'home networking protocol—Jini. The Jini vision is simply this: You can walk up with any Jini-enabled device—be it a digital camera, a new printer, a PDA, a set-top box, or a mobile phone—plug it into a TCP/IP-based home network, and be able to automatically see and use the variety of other Jini-enabled devices in your vicinity. Any resource available on the home network is available to your Jini-enabled device, as if it were directly attached to it, or the device had been explicitly programmed ...

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