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

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JINI BENEFITS

Device Agnosticism

Jini is agnostic with regard to devices. What does this mean for users of home networks? Essentially it means that Jini is designed to support a wide variety of entities that can participate in a community. These "entities" may be devices or software or some combination of both. If a hardware device is connected to a home network, Jini is flexible about how much computational power it needs to have. Jini can work with a full-blown multimedia computer capable of running multiple Java Virtual Machines connecting with each other at gigabit speeds. It can also work with such devices as PDAs and cell phones that may have only limited Java capabilities. In fact, Jini is actually designed to accommodate devices that ...

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