Date Added: Jul 2010
Wireless home entertainment is strongly emerging in the consumer market. This is happening thanks to various number of home appliances that can connect wireless to the Internet, as witnessed by the recent launch of Sony Bravia. For this reason there is an interest, in the research community, to design and develop the protocol architecture of Home Entertainment Centers (HECs). HECs are entertainment hubs capable to handle heterogeneous media, thus behaving as gateways, and to support the main multimedia services (e.g., TVs, game consoles, etc.) at home.