Ubiquitous Media with UPnP and RFID-Based User Interfaces


The evolution of systems and networks, including PDA, handhelds, mobile phones, WLAN, and Bluetooth provides us new scenarios for media presentation. Because of the growing number of such (personal) devices in the Personal Area Network of the User it is necessary to set up a system, in which the user doesn’t lose control over the media and their corresponding presentation devices. Digitalisation will lead us to a split of into content (music, video), storage (e.g. compact discs, server), and user interfaces (receiver). Media will no longer be stored in shelves at home, but in storage spaces located somewhere in the network. New user in-terfaces like PDA and mobile phones will replace the panel field of an old fashion CD-Player and amplifier. A protocol is required for synchronisation and controlling this media scenario, which is UPnP (Universal Plug and Play). This paper describes a scenario based on UPnP and its implementation provided by the author.

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G. KALKBRENNER, "Ubiquitous Media with UPnP and RFID-Based User Interfaces," International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2009, pp. 163-168. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2009.22018.

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