View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
November 2, 1999

Microsoft Increases UPnP Activity

By CBR Staff Writer

Microsoft Corp and others have formed Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) Forum Steering Committee to help set the agenda, technology focus and guiding principles for the UPnP Forum – which is pushing the consortium’s version of home networking over rivals like Jini from Sun Microsystems Inc. One of the main objectives of the forum is establish interoperability between UPnP and Home Audio/Visual interoperability (HAVi) devices, being championed by Philips Electronics and Sony.

You can think of the UPnP Steering Committee as sort of an ‘advisory board’ to the Forum, said a spokesperson for Microsoft, by driving the process and agenda and taking a lead role in defining the device categories. Aside from the initial objectives of getting organized, the overall goal of the UPnP Forum is to build upon the open protocols that are pervasive today – internet and web protocols. And in a veiled reference to Sun’s Jini, the spokesperson said: Instead of requiring a new proprietary platform that benefits a small handful of companies and intellectual property owners, UPnP is an architecture that will be freely available to anyone interested in developing simply-connected devices and services. UPnP forum members include IBM, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Siemens and Sony.

Content from our partners
Rethinking cloud: challenging assumptions, learning lessons
DTX Manchester welcomes leading tech talent from across the region and beyond
The hidden complexities of deploying AI in your business

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.