HAVi: Example by Example : Java Programming for Home Entertainment Devices

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Prentice Hall PTR, 2002 - Computers - 451 pages
The new HAVi (Home Audio/Video Interoperability) standard will allow virtually any digital consumer electronics device or home appliance to communicate, supporting applications ranging from digital video to shared broadband Web access. HAVi Example by Example is the first practical, hands-on guide to HAVi. In this book, two leading Sony implementers and HAVi standards community participants review every key element of the HAVi specification, providing extensive sample Java code and in-depth insight into HAVi's applications and planned evolution. This book introduces the HAVi software architecture, explains the concept of HAVi services, and shows how HAVi can be used to build portable, distributed applications optimized for a networked home environment. The book contains extensive Java sample code. It goes far beyond the specification, demonstrating both first-generation and future HAVi applications, and showing how HAVi can operate over high-speed IEEE 1394 (FireWire) connections. For all software designers and developers building applications for next-generation consumer-electronics devices.

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RODGER LEA is Vice President and Director of the Distributed Systems Lab within Sony s US Research Labs. Lea has led development of HAVi technology within Sony, and is author of Java for 3D and VRML Worlds (New Riders).

SIMON GIBBS is a Principal Engineer at Sony's Distributed Systems Lab. Gibbs edited the HAVi 1.0 specification, and is author of Multimedia Programming: Objects, Environments and Frameworks (Addison Wesley).

RAVI GAUBA is a Software Engineer at Sony s Distributed Systems Lab. A key implementer of the HAVi Java programming environment within Sony, Gauba participated in HAVi interoperability tests.

RAM BALARAMAN is co-founder and Vice President of Engineering at VividLogic. He edited the HAVi Java Specification 1.0 and leads HAVi implementation at VividLogic.

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