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Universal Home API Forum

Monty Solomon (
Tue, 2 Nov 2004 00:11:22 -0500

Leading Companies Establish The Universal Home API Forum to
Create Standards for the Converging Consumer Electronics Industry

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2004--

Universal Home Application Programming Interface Dramatically
Reduces Time and Expense of Software Application Development for the
Connected Home

A group of leading consumer electronics (CE) and semiconductor
companies including Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LSE (GDR):SSNHY)
(KSE:005930), Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG) (AEX:PHI), HP
(NYSE:HPQ) (NASDAQ:HPQ), the Digital TV Industry Alliance of China
(DTVIA) and ACCESS Co., Ltd., today announced the formation of the
Universal Home Application Programmer Interface (UHAPI) Forum. The
UHAPI Forum will standardize hardware-independent application
programming interfaces (APIs) for analog and digital televisions, set
top boxes, DVD players and recorders, personal video recorders (PVRs),
home servers and other consumer audio/video (A/V) devices. The Forum
invites other organizations to contribute to the UHAPI specification
process and implement the UHAPI specification in their respective
consumer A/V products.


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