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

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Chapter 15. HomePnP

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In the early days of home automation, the systems that were been promoted by manufacturers lacked the technical standards needed for uniformity and cost efficiencies. In recent years, a number of efforts have been made to establish a common in-home networking standard. One of these industry efforts has resulted in the development of a specification called "Home Plug and Play," commonly known as HomePnP. The specification provides consumer-electronics manufacturers with a set of clear guidelines for transforming stand-alone products into interactive home entertainment devices. Its main goal is to transform the home control industry from a niche market ...

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