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.
This service definition is compliant with the UPnP Device Architecture version 1.0 .
This service-type enables modeling of streaming capabilities of A/V devices, and binding of those capabilities between devices. Each device that is able to send or receive a stream according to the UPnP AV Architecture will have 1 instance of the ConnectionManager service. This service provides a mechanism for control points to:
a) Perform capability matching between source/server devices and sink/renderer devices
b) Find information about currently ongoing transfers in the network
c) Setup and teardown connections between devices (when required by the streaming protocol).
The ConnectionManager service is generic enough to properly abstract different kinds of streaming mechanisms, such as HTTP-based streaming, RTSP/RTP-based and 1394-based streaming.
The ConnectionManager enables control points to abstract from physical media interconnect technology when making connections. The term ‘stream’ used in this service template refers to both analog and digital data transfer.