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CTA-851

VHN Home Network Specification

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Organization: CTA
Publication Date: 1 December 2004
Status: inactive
Page Count: 178
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Introduction

The R -7.4 VHN Home Network is a flexible and open network architecture specification of the home.

AR- 7.4 VHN Home Network

• allows the transfer of information among all connected, digital devices in the home;

• allows interoperability between different networks in the home, including low bandwidth networks and high bandwidth networks;

• provides a common interface to Residential Gateways which connect devices in the home to access networks;

• provides user-to-device control;

• provides device-to-device control; and

• provides home network management for devices and applications.

The VHN enables several important classes of applications for the home network:

• Entertainment services - which include distribution of video, audio, and in the home video games, and control of A/V devices such as TVs, VCRs, and set-top boxes.

• Communication services - which include voice telephony (wired and wireless), video telephony, video conferencing, distance learning, and remote access to corporate networks.

• Information services - which include Internet access, on-line service access, PC file and print sharing, news and information on demand, home shopping, and home banking.

• Home automation services - which include energy management, premises security, lighting and appliance control.

Document History

July 1, 2006
Versatile Home Network
Scope and Purpose The VHN Home Network is defined by an abstract model (see Figure 2) that satisfies the needs of the classes of applications described in the Section 1.1. The model consists of: •...
CTA-851
December 1, 2004
VHN Home Network Specification
Introduction The R -7.4 VHN Home Network is a flexible and open network architecture specification of the home. AR- 7.4 VHN Home Network • allows the transfer of information among all connected,...
October 1, 2000
VHN Home Network Specification
Introduction The R-7.4 VHN Home Network is a flexible and open network architecture specification for the home. A R-7.4 VHN Home Network • allows the transfer of information among all connected,...

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