What's UPnP?: UPnP Definition


Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) makes home networking straightforward for users.

UPnP is a protocol that offers network connectivity of PCs, Audio/Video devices, intelligent appliances, and wireless devices. UPnP leverages TCP/IP and the Web to enable control and data transfer among networked devices in and around the home.

UPnP technology can be supported on essentially any operating system and works with almost any type of physical networking media - wired or wireless. The Universal Plug and Play is an industry initiative designed to enable simple and robust connectivity among stand-alone devices and PCs from many different vendors. Currently there signed up over 500 members, including them Microsoft, Intel, Philips, Sony, Samsung and other companies.

For more detailed information, please visit the official UPnP forum.

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