Information technology – UPnP device architecture – Part 18-1: Remote Access Device Control Protocol – Remote Access Architecture
|Publication Date:||1 August 2011|
|ICS Code (Interface and interconnection equipment):||35.200|
Overview and Scope
This document describes an architecture that provides the infrastructure that allows generic UPnP devices, services and control points deployed in remote physical devices to interact with the corresponding UPnP devices, services and control points physically attached to the home network. The mechanisms defined in this architecture will allow to extend the home network so that it will logically include the remote devices so that all devices will be able to communicate among themselves using the UPnP Forum defined mechanisms, e.g. UDA. The desired behavior of the interactions between the remote device and home devices is envisioned to be similar with the one expected as if all devices are located in the same local area network.
In order to accommodate the above mentioned goals, the Remote Access Architecture will provide means to connect the two segments of the extended home network using established mechanisms. The architecture recognizes that there might be several possible alternative models to "bridge" the two segments and will provide an interface that will allow them to be plugged, while enforcing the same overall behavior of the whole system regardless of the model used.
The architecture does not describes any interfaces to "service" gateways that will enable non- UPnP entities to interact with the UPnP devices, services and control points physically attached to the home network.