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IDG.net: Industry players join Plug and Play allianceNov 03, 1999, 18:37 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack McCarthy)
"In a boost to the deployment of its forthcoming Universal Plug and Play technology, Microsoft Tuesday said it will spearhead a committee of industry heavyweights to develop Internet-based standards for new devices that will interoperate with the technology.
The committee reflects a cross-section of companies in the computer, consumer electronics and home automation fields. The members include Compaq, Echelon, Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell, IBM, Intel, Matsushita Electric Industrial, Mitsubishi Electronics America, Panja., Philips Electronics, Siemens, Sony and Thomson Multimedia SA."
"Sun has developed its own Java-based technology called Jini, which also promises to let different electronics devices communicate across networks. 'Microsoft, with their announcement, is showing they have a little more momentum with the participants they have included,' said [Cahners In-Stat Group analyst Mike] Paxton..."
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