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The Custom Integrator Show Installment 01A

The Custom Integrator Show Installment 01A is live.  This installment is the first of two providing an overview of the different 3-D technologies.  While still an emerging market without set standards, there is a lot of activity in the 3-D space.  It is difficult to get a handle on any…

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Happy 10th Birthday UPnP Forum℠

This Thursday (September 03, 2009) marks the 10th anniversary celebration of the UPnP Forum℠.  There is a small get together Thursday evening on Microsoft’s campus in conjunction with the UPnP Forum’s scheduled Face to Face meeting there.   =D-  

The Custom Integrator Show Installment 019

The Custom Integrator Show Installment 019 is live.  Now that we have wrapped up our discussions on UPnP technologies, DLNA, and DPWS, we take a break from a specific topic and discuss several of the recent technologies that impact our design and implementation strategies.  [mp3]http://blip.tv/file/get/IanDixon-TheCustomIntegratorShow019442.mp3[/mp3] Direct Download – Subscribe via RSS – Subscribe via…

The Custom Integrator Show Installment 018

The Custom Integrator Show Installment 018 is live.  In this Installment, Ian and I wrap up our series of Podcasts covering networking, Ethernet hardware, UPnP technologies, DLNA, Devices Profile for Web Services (DPWS), and Microsoft’s Rally platform.  There are so many related and inner twined components that it makes designing,…

The Custom Integrator Show Installment 017

The Custom Integrator Show Installment 017 is live.  In this one, we extend the concepts we covered with UPnP technologies and the DLNA roles out to resource-constrained network connected devices with Devices Profile for Web Services (DPWS).  Once again, this is a set of IP-based protocols for “machine to machine”…

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The Custom Integrator Show Installment 016

The Custom Integrator Show Installment 016 is live.  This installment reviews the DLNA device roles in addition to the UPnP A/V Device Control Protocols (DCP) and services we discussed previously.  We also take a look at the efforts of the UPnP Forum’s Working Committees regarding some of the new DCPs like QoS, Rendering…

The Custom Integrator Show Installment 015

The Custom Integrator Show Installment 015 is Live.  This time we dive into the major UPnP A/V services and how the protocols interoperate on the wire.  We tie the individual UPnP Device Control Protocols (DCPs) to the roles defined in the DLNA specifications we discussed in the last installment and…

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The Custom Integrator Show Installment 014

The Custom Integrator Show Installment 014 is live.  We continue our discussions of the UPnP platform by looking how it applies to the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) (http://www.dlna.org/digital_living/devices/) suite of device classes (types), especially with regard to support of the DLNA Version 1.5 specifications built into Windows 7.  We…

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The Custom Integrator Show Installment 013

The Custom Integrator Show Installment 013 is live.  This Podcast finishes up our discussion of the core functionality of UPnP Technologies and takes us into the services within and Internet Gateway Device (IGD).  We discuss the differences between the common term “router” and the more appropriate term IGD, especially for…

The Custom Integrator Show Installment 012

Installment 012 of The Custom Integrator Show is live.  We continue our discussions on UPnP Technologies and the whole DLNA platform built into Windows 7.  We actually spend much of this Podcast reviewing the ADDCEP architectural model we introduced in Installment 011 (http://thedigitallifestyle.com/cs/blogs/custom/archive/2009/06/16/the-custom-integrator-show-installment-011.aspx), so the text in that blog post…