Universal Plug and Play
Craftwork offers a fully compliant UPnP 1.0 software stack optimized for low energy, reduced footprint microcontrollers.
Connecting your products to the gadgets used by end-users in their daily lives, be it smartphones, tablets or laptops, is quickly becoming a priority for all manufacturers.
However solutions that work across many different types of devices and home networks is is complex and time consuming. To solve this Craftwork deliver production ready software solutions based on the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) standard.
UPnP is an open standard for zero-configuration discovery and communication between devices in a home network. UPnP will add customer value by ease-of-use and will increase awareness of your product and brand by getting presence on your customers personal smartdevice.
Craftwork fully supports UPnP optimized for microcontrollers and SoC’s. We deliver a complete software stack ready for production, as well as custom solutions and consulting services.
Benefits of UPnP
- Zero configuration. No need for configuration and registering. Users simply plugs in your product and it will connect to all other compatible devices automatically.
- Open architecture based on established internet standards. Therefore no special device drivers are required, common network protocols are used.
- Does not require access to open internet or servers. A direct communication link between devices on the network is automatically established.
- UPnP works on both wired and wireless networks.
- Support from major industry participants and built-in support in operating systems.
Digital Living Network Alliance
Craftwork supports major Home Network Device classes defined by DLNA 1.5 for vendor independent device inter-operability. These include Digital Media Server, Player, Renderer and Controller.
UPnP was started in 2003 as an alliance between major hardware and software industry participants to promote true plug and play technology based on open standards.
Today 240 companies have joined the alliance, and over 1 billion UPnP devices are already deployed in end-user homes. This number is expected to increase to 2 billion by 2016.