GERARD O'DRISCOLL is head of New Interactive Services at Irish Multichannel, a leading provider of digital TV, Internet, and telephony services. He is responsible for developing and delivering a wide range of interactive TV and Internet-based services. Gerard has also authored The Essential Guide to Digital Set-Top Boxes and Interactive TV, published by Prentice Hall PTR.
1. Convergence and the Information Economy.
The Pervasive Computing Vision. Historic Pretext for the Information Economy. A Market Model for the Information Economy. Information Economy Derivative Market Model (IEDMM)-Overview. The Home Infostructure Solution. Household Architecture Issues. Summary.2. Fundamentals.
What Is a Home Network? Consumer Requirements. Basic Concepts. Home Networking Industry. Protocols. Summary.3. Residential Broadband Internet Technologies.
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Technologies. Hybrid Fiber-Coax (HFC) Technologies. Wireless Local Loop. Satellite. Broadband Powerline Area Networks. Summary.4. Phone-Line-Based Home Networks.
Market Research (Sponsored by Intel). Home Telephone Networking Challenges. About HomePNA. Summary.5. LonWorks Home Control and Automation.
The LonWorks System. LonWorks and the Internet. LonWorks and Other Home Control Initiatives. Developing LonWorks Home Control Applications. Benefits of LonWorks Technology. LonWorks Case Studies. Summary.6. Powerline-Based Home Networks.
Introduction to Powerline Communications. Powerline Modem Technology. Technical Obstacles of In-Home Powerline Networks. The Criteria for Testing Powerline Solutions. Remote Management Features. In-Field Product Testing. Enikia Incorporated. X-10. Intellon CEBus. Inari Powerline Networking Technology. Summary.7. High-Speed Serial Technologies.
USB. IEEE 1394. Comparison with Wireless Systems. Summary.8. Wireless Radio-Frequency-Based Home Networks.
Needs of Wireless Home Networking Applications. Basic Principles. IEEE 802.11 Standard. DECT. HomeRF. Bluetooth. ShareWave. Proxim. Summary.9. Residential Gateways.
Cable Modems. Advanced Digital Set-Top Boxes. Personal Video Recorders. DSL Modems. Home Servers. Summary.10. Home Networking Services.
Assigning IP Addresses. User Logons to a Broadband Network. Quality of Service. Sharing a Broadband Internet Connection. Broadband Security and Home Firewall Services. Summary.11. HAVi.
About HAVi. Components and Management. Software Anatomy. HAVi and Java. HAVi Security. Typical Home Network Configurations. Summary.12. Digital Harmony.
About Digital Harmony. Digital Harmony Partners. A Digital Harmony Entertainment System. Digital Harmony Technology Overview. Digital Harmony Non-1394 Technologies. Summary.13. UPnP.
About Universal Plug and Play. UPnP Core Technologies. Under the UPnP Hood. Browsing a UPnP Home Network. UPnP Products. Home API. Summary.14. Jini.
About Jini Connection Technologies. Under the Jini Hood. Jini Benefits. Licensing Technologies. Jini and HAVi. Summary.15. HomePnP.
About HomePnP. HomePnP Benefits. HomePnP Core Technologies. Summary.16. VESA.
About the VESA Group. VESA Architecture and Technologies. Security. Key Benefits of VESA. VESA Implementations. Relationship to Other Home Networking Technologies. Future Plans and Strategy. Summary.17. OSGi.
About the OSGi Group. OSGi Architecture. Under the Hood. OSGi Security. Key Benefits of OSGi. OSGi Application Examples. Summary.18. Copyright and Watermarking Technologies.
About Content Protection. Standards Groups, Proposals, and Technologies. Summary.Index.