Siebörger, David Robert (2004) Multiprotocol control of networked home entertainment devices. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.
Networks will soon connect a wide range of computing devices within the home. Amongst those devices will be home entertainment devices. Remote control over the network will be a key application for networked entertainment devices, and requires a protocol for communication understood by both controller and controlled device. Devices capable of communication using multiple control protocols will be compatible with a wider range of controllers than those which implement only one control protocol. This work examines home networks and a number of control protocols. The implementations of the UPnP and AV/C protocols for an AV receiver are described. The issues involved in the concurrent use of multiple control protocols to control a device are considered, possible methods of concurrent control discussed, and a solution which simulates virtual copies of the device is implemented and tested.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Additional Information:||M.Sc. (Computer Science)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||home entertainment systems, networked entertainment devices, communication protocol, multiple control protocols|
|Subjects:||Y Unknown > Subjects to be assigned|
|Divisions:||Faculty > Faculty of Science > Computer Science|
|Supervisors:||Foss, R. (Prof.)|
|Deposited By:||Rhodes Library Archive Administrator|
|Deposited On:||07 Jan 2009|
|Last Modified:||06 Jan 2012 16:17|
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