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A method and system for providing seamless interoperability and integration of a plurality of devices in a network. When a new device is coupled to a home audio video network, the device is queried to obtain a description of first level functions supported by the device. A first level control module which implements the first level functions is generated for the device based upon the description. If the new device contains software for implementing second level functions, the software is retrieved from the device and a second level control module which implements the second level functions is generated using the software. The device is subsequently accessed via the control module in order to access the first level functions or the second level functions and provide seamless interoperability and integration of the device with the plurality of devices in the network.

Title
Home audio/video network with two level device control
Application Number
9/3119
Publication Number
6032202
Application Date
January 6, 1998
Publication Date
February 29, 2000
Inventor
Harold Aaron Ludke
San Jose
CA, US
Rodger J Lea
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Wagner Murabito & Hao
Assignee
Sony Electronics
NJ, US
Sony Corporation of Japan
JP
IPC
H04L 5/22
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