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Chapter 11. HAVi > SUMMARY

SUMMARY

Middleware supports the seamless convergence of broadcast and home network applications. The fusion between both of these technologies facilitates the deployment of a range of new entertainment services within the home. HAVi is a protocol and set of APIs that defines a set of software services that enable 1394 devices to expose their A/V capabilities to peer devices on the network. For a middleware technology to be successful in the world of home networking, it must meet several requirements. These include:

  • Timely transfer of high speed multimedia data streams

  • Self configuration and management of connected devices

  • Support for plug and play technologies

  • Low cost cabling and network interfaces


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