Date Added: Jun 2011
Advances in multimedia applications, services and intelligent networked appliances have been making ubiquitous home environments a reality. The authors have been using computer-based devices in the people daily lives ranging from home appliances such as TVs, PCs, and Audio/Video devices to office appliances such as PDAs, and printers. Network Appliances present an exciting opportunity to provide new functionality to appliances used within home networking environments. Peer-to-peer networks have been utilised for a variety of purposes, from file-sharing to Voice-over-IP, and a particularly interesting area of recent application is that of Networked Appliances.