Technologies for Home Networking
Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Editor(s): Sudhir Dixit, Ramjee Prasad
Published Online: 14 MAY 2007
Print ISBN: 9780470073742
Online ISBN: 9780470196533
About this Book
A broad overview of the home networking field, ranging from wireless technologies to practical applications
In the future, it is expected that private networks (e.g., home networks) will become part of the global network ecosystem, participating in sharing their own content, running IP-based services, and possibly becoming service providers themselves. This is already happening in the so-called "social networks" and peer-to-peer file sharing networks on the Internet-making this emerging topic one of the most active research areas in the wireless communications field.
This book bridges the gap between wireless networking and service research communities, which, until now, have confined their work to their respective fields. Here, a number of industry professionals and academic experts have contributed chapters on various aspects of the subject to present an overview of home networking technologies with a special emphasis on the user as the center of all activities. Coverage includes:
Networked home use cases and scenarios
Media format, media exchange, and media interoperability
Location-aware device and service discovery
Security in smart homes
Secure service discovery protocol implementation for wireless ad-hoc networks
Multimedia content protection in consumer networks
Mobile device connectivity in home networks
Unlicensed mobile access/generic access network
Wireless sensor networks in the home
Ultra-wideband and sensor networking in the home environment
With a balanced mix of practice and theory, Technologies for Home Networking focuses on the latest technologies for speedier, more reliable wireless networking and explains how to facilitate workable end-to-end solutions from a user's perspective. This book is an ideal resource for practicing engineers, designers, and managers with an interest in home networking and also serves as a valuable text for graduate students.