Networking home appliances with adapters and UPnP

Arto Laikari, Juha Koivisto

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    Home computers and mobile telecommunication have brought necessary smart home building blocks, such as Ethernet and WLAN networks and various terminals, to every modern home. The amount of entertainment equipment with UPnP capabilities is increasing but most appliances cannot be networked without adding a network adapter. We have built a smart home demonstrator that combines unmodified commercial products, products with modified software, legacy products with miniature embedded network adapters, and our own appliances into an integrated network, using UPnP as the common language. User interfaces are offered via browsers or dedicated interfaces on various terminals, such as TV, portable game consoles and mobile phones.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Symposium on Consumer Electronics, ISCE 2008
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2422-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIEEE International Symposium on Consumer Electronics,ISCE 2008 - Vilamoura, Portugal
    Duration: 14 Apr 200816 Apr 2008


    ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Consumer Electronics,ISCE 2008
    Abbreviated titleISCE 2008


    • UPnP
    • IP adapter
    • network adapter
    • home automation
    • home networking
    • smart devices


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