Latest Trends in Home Networking Technologies

Akihiro TSUTSUI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E91-B   No.8   pp.2470-2476
Publication Date: 2008/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e91-b.8.2470
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Next Generation Broadband Access Technologies)
home network,  appliance,  DLNA,  ECHONET,  OSGi,  

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Broadband access service, including FTTH, is now in widespread use in Japan. More than half of the households that have broadband Internet access construct local area networks (home networks) in their homes. In addition, information appliances such as personal computers, networked audio, and visual devices and game machines are connected to home networks, and many novel service applications are provided via the Internet. However, it is still difficult to install and incorporate these devices and services because networked devices have been developed in different communities. I briefly explain the current status of information appliances and home networking technologies and services and discuss some of the problems in this and their solutions.