1. Glossary

This is a basic glossary defining the most common words that will appear in this documentation. It is recommend reading it first.

BRisa Project
BRisa is a project focused on the development of UPnP technologies. It provides an API to building UPnP devices, services and control points. BRisa project is released in MIT License (Python version) and in LGPL License (Qt version).
Qt BRisa
Brisa project version developed at Laboratory of Embedded Systems and Pervasive Computing, financed by INdT. UPnP framework for Qt.
UPnP
Short for Universal Plug and Play, a protocol defined by the UPnP Forum. The UPnP architecture offers pervasive peer-to-peer network connectivity of PCs of all form, intelligent appliances, and wireless devices. The UPnP architecture is a distributed, open networking architecture that leverages TCP/IP and the Web to enable seamless proximity networking in addition to control and data transfer among networked devices in the home, office, and everywhere in between. Documents can be found at http://www.upnp.org.
device
For our purposes, when referring to a device, we will be referring to a UPnP device. This is one of the key concepts of the UPnP Architecture and it’s used to make reference to some machine or gadget in the network capable of providing services and advertising its presence.
service
For our purposes, a service should be considered an UPnP service, in other words, it is a logical functional unit capable of exposing actions and modeling a device state through the use of state variables. For example, a Door device could have a service called ControlDoor which would expose Door state (Open or Closed) and UPnP actions responsible for opening and closing the Door.
control point
An entity of the UPnP network capable of controlling devices by retrieving device and services descriptions, sending actions to services, etc.

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