Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
This Standard has been formally approved, without modification, by the Technical Committee and has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
Today multi-screen/second-screen solutions are proliferating. However, each is a proprietary vertical for particular vendor(s). Therefore users expectations aren’t being met:
- Seamless interoperability across vendors.
- Ability for second screen integrated usages rather than 100s of different apps.
The UPnP Multi-Screen Device Control Protocols (DCPs) provide an open interface to enable this interoperability between devices and applications, i.e. enable time-sensitive and interactive services, including implementation-specific applications, among various display devices.
This document describes the overall Multi-Screen Architecture, which forms the foundation for the UPnP Multi-Screen Device and Service templates. The Multi-Screen Architecture defines the general interaction between UPnP control points and UPnP devices defined by the UPnP Multi-Screen DCPs.