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

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JINI AND HAVI

Home audio and video consumer appliances are rapidly moving to the digital world, giving rise to new technologies for connecting diverse components into an integrated home A/V environment. Every person dreams of needing only one remote control for the stereo, VCR, television, and DVD player. HAVi, a specification for home audio/ video interoperability, allows consumers to build a home environment to coordinate the control of several devices, simplify operations, and deliver content wherever it needs to go. As described in Chapter 13, the HAVi specification uses Java technology, so it works well with any services based on Jini technology. Add a high-speed cable modem and a set-top box with Jini software and a HAVI-to-Jini technology ...

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