Based on signaling technolology from Intellon,
the Consumer Electronics Bus
(CEBus) is a home-control technology developed under the
Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) in the late 1980s and
overseen today by the CEBus Industry Council.
Plug and Play Forum : Universal Plug and Play networking
protocols and device interoperability standards
The Home Phoneline Networking
Alliance (HomePNA) is an association of industry-leading
companies working together to ensure adoption of a single,
unified phoneline networking standard and rapidly bring to
market a range of interoperable home networking solutions
The mission of the
HomeRF Working Group is
to enable the existence of a broad range of interoperable
consumer devices, by establishing an open industry
specification for unlicensed RF digital communications for
PCs and consumer devices anywhere, in and around the home.
The IEEE 802.11 defines
physical layer options for wireless transmission and MAC
layer protocol. The
IEEE 802.11 represents the first standard for WLAN products
from an internationally recognized, independent organization.
The IrDA is an association of companies from around the
globe focused on providing IR standards to ensure the quality
and interoperability of the Infrared Technology.
The IEEE 1394
high-speed serial bus complements USB by providing enhanced
PC connectivity for a wide range of devices, including
consumer electronics audio/video (A/V) appliances, storage
peripherals, other PCs, and portable devices.
Home API is a new set of programming
interfaces enabling software applications to discover and
control home devices such as TVs, VCRs, lights, security
systems, thermostats, etc.
Technology is the result
of a cooperation between leaders in the telecommunication and
computer industries. We are determined to take the necessary
action to make the technology a global standard for wireless
connectivity. The technology is an open specification for
wireless communication of data and voice.
Services Gateway Initiative (OSGi) is an industry group working to define
and promote an open standard for connecting the coming
generation of smart consumer and small business appliances
with commercial Internet services
HAVi is an
abbreviation for "Home Audio/Video interoperability" and
pertains to interconnecting and controlling AV electronics
appliances connected in the Audio/Video Home Network based on
Automation Association (HAA) - the
trade association of the home control industry - was founded
in 1988 and marked the recognition of the home control
industry. Standards Organizations and Other Sources of
VESA ( Video Electronics
Standards Associations) To promote and develop timely,
relevant, open display and display interface standards,
ensuring interoperability, and encouraging innovation and
market growth. To be one of the leading, worldwide standards
organizations and internationally recognized voices in the
video electronics industry.
Sharing - It is a technology that permit several
computers to share it's access to the Internet.