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UPnP™ Forum State of the Union. Toby Nixon Steering Committee Chair UPnP Forum. UPnP Forum Goals. In an open environment, develop or profile standards for device schemas and protocols based on TCP/IP and XML

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Upnp forum state of the union

UPnP™ Forum

State of the Union

Toby Nixon

Steering Committee Chair

UPnP Forum


Upnp forum goals

UPnP Forum Goals

  • In an open environment, develop or profile standards for device schemas and protocols based on TCP/IP and XML

  • Balance protection of member investment in technology with confidence in ability to implement under royalty-free terms

  • Encourage rapid and broad industry deployment of compliant devices


Four years and going strong

10/99 Forum officially formed

6/00 UPnP arch. finalized

6/00 WinMe ships with UPnP

5/01 GW devices announced

5/01 UPnP toolkits announced

10/01WinXP ships with UPnP

11/01UIC launched

11/01GW standard published

Q1/02UPnP toolkits & WinCE ships

Q1/02Logoed GW devices ship

06/02AV standards published

07/02Printer & scanner standards published

10/02Member Agreement Amendment allows creation of Architecture Committee

11/02Basic Device published

1/03Architecture Committee formed

Q1/03Logoed AV devices

10/03Wireless Access Point standard published

Four Years and Going Strong!


Members by country

Members by Country

North America (378)

Canada (23)

USA (355)

Asia (136)

China (16) Korea (24)

Hong Kong (4) Singapore (4)

India (9) Taiwan (44)

Japan (35)

Australia (5)

Australia (3)

New Zealand (2)

Middle East (11)

Israel (11)

Europe (92)

Austria (2) Netherlands (3)

Belgium (4) Poland (1)

Denmark (3) Russia (1)

France (18) Spain (3)

Germany (19) Sweden (8)

Hungary (1) Switzerland (2)

Ireland (3) UK (19)

Italy (5)

Latin America (3)

Brazil (1)

Chile (1)

Columbia (1)

631

Total 625 Member Companies (was 515 in October, 2002)

As of September 30, 2003


Member geographies

Member Geographies

Percentage of Member Companies by Region

631

Total 625 Member Companies

As of September 30, 2003


Working committees

Working Committees

Working Committee Activity by Reflector Subscription

Number of Reflector Subscribers

As of September 30, 2003


Traffic to web site

Traffic to Web Site

Unique User Sessions

User sessions are tracked per IP Address and must register at least one hit to be counted


Leadership and administration

Leadership and Administration

  • Thanks to Salim AbiEzzi

    • Chair of Steering Committee 1999-2003

  • Thanks to Arlene Binuya Murray

    • Forum Administrator Extraordinaire!

  • New Forum Administrator

    • VTM, Inc. (www.vtm-inc.com)

    • Karen Reff ([email protected])


Steering committee members

Steering Committee Members

Microsoft

Mitsubishi Electric

Philips Electronics

Pelco

Pioneer

Ricoh

Samsung

Siemens AG

Sony

Thomson

Axis Communications

Broadcom

Canon

Echelon

HP

IBM

Intel

Lantronix

LG Electronics

Metro Link

New Steering Committee Member


Forum officers

Forum Officers

  • Steering Committee (elected October 2003)

    • Chair: Toby Nixon (Microsoft)

    • Vice Chair: John Gildred (Pioneer)

  • Technical Committee (elected October 2003)

    • Chair: John Ritchie (Intel)

    • Vice Chair: Tom McGee (Philips)

  • Architecture Committee (election in January 2004)

    • Chair: Shivaun Albright (HP)

  • Legal Committee (elected in November 2003)

    • Chair: Warren Whaley (Canon)

    • Vice Chair: Dale Mohlenhoff (Thomson)

  • Member Relations Committee (elected October 2003)

    • Chair: Rich Geasey (Lantronix)

    • Vice Chair: Stephen Whalley (Intel)


Working committees1

Working Committees

  • Active

    • AV – John Ritchie (Intel), Geert Knapen (Philips)

    • Gateway – Ulhas Warrier (Intel), Trevor Freeman (Microsoft)

    • Home Automation – Hans Langels (Siemens AG)

    • Printing and Imaging – Shivaun Albright (HP)

    • QOS – Narm Gadiraju (Intel), Daryl Hlasny (Sharp)

    • Remote I/O – Mark Walker (Intel), Markus Wischy (Siemens)

    • Security – Victor Lortz (Intel)

    • Enhanced Discovery and Eventing – Shivaun Albright (HP), Andrew Donoho (IBM)

  • Work Completed

    • Basic Device – Scott Smyers (Sony)

  • Less Active / On Hold

    • Appliances

    • Camera

    • Electronic Picture Frame

    • Mobile Devices


Upnp v1 is rock solid

UPnP v1 is Rock Solid

  • Big investments went into v1

    • Fruition of three years of work

    • Many certified devices deployed

    • Availability of commercial tools for more than a dozen vendors for many OS and embedded platforms

    • Refinements based on deployment experience

  • Operating system support

    • Built in to Windows Me, XP, CE .NET & future versions

      • More tomorrow on Microsoft’s continued investment and commitment to UPnP v1

    • Source code available for Linux


Device control protocols

Device Control Protocols

  • Published DCPs

    • Internet Gateway

    • Media Server / Media Renderer

    • Printer

    • Scanner

    • Basic Device

    • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

    • Wireless Access Point

  • Works in progress

    • Device Security / Security Console – 10-day SC vote in progress

    • Lighting – 10-day SC vote in progress

    • Digital Security Camera – 10-day SC vote pending

    • Many other home automation specs

    • Quality of Service

    • Remote I/O

    • More that we’ll hear about today


Upnp implementers corporation

UPnP Implementers Corporation

  • 32 member companies

  • Number of certified products more than doubled since 2002

  • Division of marketing responsibility

    • UIC – external/consumer communication

    • MRC – Forum recruitment and member programs

  • More from UIC later today


Relationships

Relationships

  • DSL Forum – Internet Gateway

  • Digital Home Working Group

    • Mike Stelts to address us Wednesday

  • Consumer Electronics Association

    • R7.4 – VHN, R7.6 – DENi

    • Bill Rose to address us later today

  • CableLabs - QoS

  • International Committee for Information Technology Standards V2 – IT Access Devices

  • National Association of Convenience Stores

  • And more…


Architecture developments

Architecture Developments

  • Editorial Update (v1.0.1)

  • Technical Update (v1.1)

  • Web Services Alignment (v2.0)


Version 1 0 1

Version 1.0.1

  • A single consolidated reference for UPnP Device Architecture version 1.0

    • Incorporate Internet Drafts such as HTTPU, HTTPMU, SSDP, GENA, FXPP, Auto-IP

    • Incorporate Implementation Guide

    • Incorporate Technical Committee issue decisions

    • Usability: Table of contents, Index, etc.

  • Planned availability January, 2004


Version 1 1

Version 1.1

  • Steering Committee task force identified technical enhancements to v1.0

    • Enterprise-friendly, wireless-friendly discovery

    • Complex and other extended datatypes

    • Require SOAP 1.1 and HTTP 1.1 compliance

    • Must be backwards compatible with v1.0

  • Technical Committee now developing solutions

    • Semiweekly meetings or teleconferences

  • Planned availability mid-2004


Why consider upnp v2

Why Consider UPnP v2?

  • Unify protocols so that a single stack communicates with both UPnP devices and Web services

  • Unify development tools for UPnP devices and Web services

  • Unify developer experience and knowledge


Version 2 status

Version 2 Status

  • Web Services specs are still evolving

  • Forum will continue evaluation of Web Services alignment in the future

  • Don’t wait – deploy v1 products now!

    • Long term industry commitment to v1 support


Looking ahead

Looking Ahead

  • What’s coming?

    • Enhanced architecture

    • More DCPs

    • Development platforms

    • More products

      • Home Portal - www.homeportal.com

  • Various companies will present their visions tomorrow


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