UPnP Forum

CABA Connected Home
Council (CHC) Meeting
CABA Board Member and CHC Chair, Scott Burnett from
IBM, and CABA CHC Vice-Chair, Melissa Simpler from
Affinegy, are pleased to announce that the next CABA
CHC meeting will be held Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by
webinar and conference call.
Meeting Time: 12 Noon – 1:30 PM ET
Conference Call: 866.740.1260
Access Code: 6861814
1. Welcome and Introductions
- Scott Burnett (IBM), CHC Chair
- Ron Zimmer, CABA President & CEO
2. Review Past Minutes
- Scott Burnett (IBM), CHC Chair
3. Research Update - Greg Walker (CABA)
3.1 Update on CABA’s recently completed
‘Monetization of Connected Homes’ Landmark Research
3.2 CABA Landmark Research Study for 2014,
‘Connected Consumer Roadmap: Driven by the Internet
of Things’
Connected Consumer Roadmap:
Driven by the Internet of Things
4. CHC White Papers Update – Greg Walker (CABA)
4.1 Convergence of the Connected Home and Car, Keith Robinson, Compass
Compass Intelligence is proposing a Convergence of the Connected Home and Car
white paper research. These two markets are on a collision course for
convergence and each market brings an interesting value-proposition to the table.
It is believed that some of the offerings that the automotive industry brings to the
table such as telematics products like OnStar, would be of great value to home
automation companies. There are products and services on both sides of the
market spectrum that can help catapult key market participants into a leadership
position in the fast evolving market.
Working Group:
Lavanya Rammohan, Compass Intelligence
Valerie Foster, Compass Intelligence
4.2 New Research and White Paper Topics
5. Industry Profile
- Gillian Hobbs (BRE)
- Clarke Stevens (CableLabs)
5.1 BRE: US Innovation Park, Portland, Oregon - Gillian
Hobbs, BRE
5.2 UPnP Forum - Clarke Stevens, CableLabs
Innovation Park – Portland Oregon
Promoting innovation, science and business
for green
Gilli Hobbs – Strategy Director
Building Futures Group, BRE
BRE’s History
– Founded in 1921
– Originally owned by Government
– Set up to improve the quality of
construction & set standards
– Authority and impartiality
– Privatised in 1997
– Now owned by the BRE Trust
Building a better world together…
– Research, innovation, consultancy, testing, certification, training
– Working in the built environment, but also transport, manufacturing,
electronics, retail, agriculture…
Innovation Parks summary
– 1st one at BRE HQ, in Watford, nr
– Began in 2005
– Intended to demonstrate viability
of the Code for Sustainable
– Demonstrates the use of 400
different construction innovations
in emerging technologies
– Over 6,000 schools visits
– Other parks in Scotland and Wales. Under
development in China, USA, Brazil, Mexico
Innovation Park Impacts and Benefits
• Over 60,000 from all corners of the globe including, built environment
professionals, dignitaries, Government ministers.
• Over 6,000 school children (Education program visits).
• Over 10,000 contacts on the Park’s database
• Over 400 organizations showcasing innovative products
• Over £10m industry investment in buildings
• 1:10:100 on BRE England Innovation Park
• Directly influenced over 100 developments and demonstrations projects in
the UK.
• Secured over £15m research & development projects
• Received national and global media coverage: Over £5m AVE (Advertising
Value Equivalent)
• Received over 100 awards and prizes
• Produced over 20 publication documents
Utilities, M&E examples: Rexel Sigma House
“There is no better location in the UK to
showcase energy-efficient products than
BRE Innovation Park Watford, and high
profile visitors, both commercial and
ministerial, has undoubtedly improved
visibility of Rexel’s capabilities.”
– smart home metering,
– home networking (voice, data & audio),
– Energy demand optimisation
– other technologies such as grey-water
harvesting in a live working environment
Utilities, M&E examples: EDF – energy partners on
Retrofit demonstration
– Demonstration of sustainable
– Trialled different insulation, windows,
boilers, smart metering and monitoring
– Widely disseminated and publicised
– Led to involvement in ‘Energy Zone’ £3m
Energy Technologies Institute consortium
project which aims to develop ways to
improve the energy efficiency of over 20
million UK homes that will still be in
existence in 2050.
Utilities and Innovation examples:
British Gas – Smart home
– British Gas research project
– Reduce home energy
– Smart technologies
– Sustainable refurbishment –
connecting the supply chain
– BRE – British Gas partnership
– Victorian Terrace =
SmartHomes Knowledge Hub
– Energy saving products and
– Occupier behaviour patterns
from national trials and the
Integer House
The Integer House revisited…
– Research facility for the SmartHomes project
– Occupier behaviour patterns with regards to energy consumption
– How users interact with control systems and smart metering
– Built in 1998 (in 10 weeks) – refurbished as a ‘smarthome’
Examples of buildings: Cub House
– 65%-90% of the steel is recycled.
– The walls are super-insulated to minimise heat loss.
– PV panels on the roof - come with each home as
– An exhaust air heat pump was fitted, that ventilates
the house as well as provides space heating and hot
– Rainwater harvesting and water saving devices are
standard features.
– The house contains A/A+ rated appliances and lowenergy lighting fixtures are used throughout.
– Designed to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5.
Fabric U-Values (W/m2K)
(m3/h/m2 @
50 pascals)
Examples of buildings: Renewable House
• Hemcrete, a mix of hemp and lime, was
used in the timber frame walls.
• The timber and Hemcrete structure, and
FSC certified timber windows, deliver low Uvalues and good airtightness.
• Thermafleece insulation, made from British
sheep's wool, was also used - also keeps
the carbon footprint down.
• Renewable materials in the paint and
furnishings provide a comfortable
environment. A new bio-renewable carpet
manufactured by DuPont is made from corn
and sugar.
Fabric U-Values (W/m2K)
(m3/h/m2 @
50 pascals)
Examples: Landscaping
– Imaginative play spaces for children, community gardens and a meeting
– Innovative artwork, and a pedestrian and cycle link.
– Wildlife-friendly gardens and diverse planting of native trees and fruitbearing species enhance the local ecology and enrich biodiversity.
– Recycled paving/furniture in the homezone, picnic and seating areas
– A variety of porous paving systems provide sustainable drainage systems
– Wi-Fi benches for a connected community and a work-from-home
– Living green wall, which comprises plants growing on a supporting
Occupancy Monitoring
During a 6-month period of real
– Indoor air quality
– Thermal comfort and potential
for overheating
– Moisture levels (both in the
indoor environment and within
the building fabric)
– Performance of the ventilation
– Occupant activity diary and
– Simulated extra-occupancy
BRE International Innovation Parks –
Building a Virtual Network
BREEAM & Three Star
1. Largest real estate developers in China
2. Founded in 1984 and privately owned
3. Chairman: Mr Wang Shi, President: Mr
Yu Liang;
4. Over 23,000 employees
5. Built over 75 million homes
6. Meet China ‘3 Star’ Green Building
Standard by 2015
7. Challenges
• supply chain - innovation &
• capacity & skills
• master planning and house design
• construction management
8. Beijing Green Building Park (400,000m2
site in Fangshan District, Bejing)
PISAC – University of Brasilia
– £2m funding for enabling works and initial
Carbon impact modelling/evaluation
SBEM: energy modelling
Post occupancy evaluation
– Possible prototypes of:
• Minha Casa Minha Vida phase 3
• Low embodied impact products and
• Building to new construction quality norm
– Managed by Prof. Raquel Blumenschein –
BRE University Centre of Excellence chair
US Innovation Park Mission
Accelerate the commercialization and
adoption of green building products and
services into the American mainstream
US Innovation Park - East Portland
– Number of sites evaluated with key partner – Portland Development
Commission (PDC)
– Site offers great transport links – MAX, cycle and I-205 highway
– Land available for timeframe, greenfield within urban boundary
– PDC own the site and mixed use permanent development in motion
– Integral to the regeneration programme for Lents – priority for PDC
and Mayor’s office
– Community stakeholders keen (charette) and neighbourhood
leaders excited by the possibilities for job and skills growth
– First IP to be integrated in the community
– Nearby attraction Zenger gets 8000 visitors/yr, also Leach Botanical
Gardens nearby
Concept layout
Summary of Opportunities
– Smart metering and Smart monitoring - Real time display, user interaction
– Test interoperability of systems and products
– Low carbon energy systems and product – Short to long term testing and
development – reduce the performance gap
– Focal point for research partnerships, public/private/academia
– Supply chain development and integration
Business development areas
– Improved consumer engagement and service based business models
– Publicity and marketing of new services and products
– Training and education of employees and supply chain
– Wider educational and community awareness programmes
– International knowledge and networking platform
Any Questions?
[email protected]
UPnP Update to CABA
June 2014
Clarke Stevens
UPnP Forum Steering Committee Director &
Technical Committee Chair
• About UPnP Forum
• UPnP Technology Overview
• UPnP+
• UPnP Cloud
• UPnP Internet of Things
• Other UPnP activities
UPnP Forum: What, Where, Who
The world’s leading standard (ISO/IEC 29341) defining device
interoperability interfaces
Billions of installed devices
Every Windows PC since Windows ME
Every home router and media NAS
Every PS3 and Xbox 360
Every Wi-Fi device with Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Most connected TVs, Blu-ray players, and smart phones
More than 1000 members;
basic membership is free
Current Steering Committee:
CableLabs, Cisco Systems, Intel,
LG Electronics, PacketVideo,
Samsung, TP Vision, ZTE Corp.
About UPnP Forum
• Develops consensus-driven Internet Protocol (IP) technical
specifications to enable device-to-device interoperability
through Discovery and Control
• Certifies implementations conforming to these standards
• Member companies participate and develop extensions to the
UPnP Device Architecture (UDA), which defines how to use IP
to communicate between devices, and Device Control Protocols
(DCPs), which are services between devices
• Members of UPnP Forum include market leaders in computing,
printing and networking, consumer electronics, home
appliances, automation, control and security, and mobile
UPnP Forum Goals
• In an open environment, develop standards for
interoperable device services using common
technologies: TCP/IP, SOAP and XML
• Balance protection of member investment in
technology with confidence in ability to implement
under royalty-free terms
• Encourage rapid and broad industry deployment of
compliant devices
UPnP Technology
• Innovate on established Internet standards
• Create open, flexible architecture for service
discovery and control
Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP)
Generic Event Notification Architecture (GENA)
Service Control Protocol Description (SCPD/DDD)
• UPnP Device Architecture (UDA)
0 Addressing: IP assignment on any network (AutoIP)
1 Discovery: Of services/devices (SSDP)
2 Description: Syntax for devices/services (SCPD/DDD)
3 Control: Of device services (SOAP)
4 Eventing: Updates of variables (GENA)
5 Presentation: Access to device HTML page
• Device Control Protocols (DCPs)
APIs for various device functionality
Described using SCPD syntax and UDA protocols
UPnP Architecture Diagram
• Extensible, open architecture
UPnP Technology Interactions
Extends UPnP’s leadership in standards-based machine-tomachine (M2M) communications by cloud-enabling all existing
UPnP specifications (and existing devices)—an approach of
adapt & adopt, not re-invent
Incorporates newest UPnP specifications, including audio/video,
energy management, and security; fully integrates IPv6 while
offering seamless backwards compatibility for IPv4
Enables device organization by “rooms”, providing simple-yetpowerful consumer configuration and personalization
capabilities—share your living room across town or across the
globe, simply and securely
Expands protocol bridging capabilities, including broader
support for sensors, health monitoring, and energy management
Facilitates the always-connected lifestyle while driving UPnP
devices to the core of the Internet of Things
UPnP Cloud
• UPnP Cloud is an Annex to the UPnP UDA much like
IPv6. It is referred to as UDA Cloud Annex or UCA.
• UCA defines a profile of XMPP that can be added as
a “wrapper” to a UPnP device or control point,
making them a UPnP Cloud Capable Device (UCCD)
or Control Point (UCC-CP) respectively. It allows
them to connect to other devices and control points
via an XMPP server (UPnP Cloud Server or UCS).
• In essence, this allows all DCPs to be leveraged to
the Cloud.
UPnP Internet of Things (IoT)
• New activity in UPnP Forum!
• UPnP IoT is collecting use cases, technical
requirements and developing an architecture to meet
IoT requirements consistent with the UPnP ecosystem.
• The Architecture requirements at a basic level:
Top level connectivity is IP
Define a simple way to accommodate new devices
Be able to integrate diverse networks (ZigBee, Zwave, ANT …)
Support devices in diverse locations
Provide reliable security
Curate IoT device interfaces and make them easily definable
and accessible.
UPnP Internet of Things Assets
• UPnP Device Architecture
• Discovery, security, management, control, eventing, IPv6, etc.
• DCPs
• Lights/switches, thermostat, blinds, Digital Security Cameras, A/V
• SensorManagement
• DCPs condensed to XML structure
• Bridging to other protocols
• Actuator control
• Cloud Annex
• Cloud architecture based on XMPP
Other UPnP Activities
• Multi-Screen
• DCPs recently completed and under member review
• Enables automatic discovery of multi-screen capable services,
and coordinate and synchronize between applications on any
number of screens
• Man-to-Device Interaction
• Architecture requirements being defined
• Enables gesture-recognizing utilities, voice-recognizing utilities
and wearable utilities as control points to interact with UPnP
• Open standards are essential to the ecosystem and
• UPnP Forum’s open specifications are the basis for and
continue to lead standardization of device discovery and
control interfaces
• Evolution of the technology provides innovation while
maintaining backward compatibility with existing products
• UPnP is very widely deployed (billion+ devices!)
• UPnP+ will allow control for mobile, cloud, and IPv6
• Lots of exciting work being done!
6. New Business – Scott Burnett (IBM), CHC Chair
Potential work and projects that CABA should undertake
or forward to the CABA Board of Directors:
7. Information
- Scott Burnett (IBM), CHC Chair
- Greg Walker (CABA)
7.1 CABA Strategic Plan
7.2 CABA Marketplace
Link: http://homeandbuildingautomationmarketplace.com
7.3 Anti-Spam Legislation
Link: http://fightspam.gc.ca/eic/site/030.nsf/eng/home
8. Adjournment (1:30PM ET)
- Scott Burnett (IBM), CHC Chair
Next CHC Meeting – Webinar – October/November
You can view all CHC participants, past minutes, etc. at:
http://www.caba.org/connected-home-council . Don’t
hesitate to contact the CABA office (613.686.1814 X228/
888.798.CABA) if you have any questions about the
forthcoming CHC meeting.

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