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Chapter 13. UPnP > UPNP CORE TECHNOLOGIES

UPNP CORE TECHNOLOGIES

As mentioned earlier, UPnP is an open standard home networking technology that can be used by appliances such as telephones, televisions, printers, and game consoles to exchange and replicate relevant data between themselves and PCs on the network. Central to the UPnP forum's strategy of developing a specification for networking in-house appliances was to use existing standards wherever possible and to minimize the creation of new standards. Consequently, the foundation blocks for the UPnP standard are based on the following standard Internet specifications:

TCP/IP

TCP/IP forms an integral part of the Web software infrastructure. UPnP are using this suite of protocols to support the entertainment services that are expected to run on the home networks of the future.


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