Using Web Services to Control Devices through Vista Media Center

Home Automation really seems to be picking up steam, and I think the more attention these types of new standards gets, the better improvements we'll see. Not too long til you call your house HAL 😀

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EI has been working with manufacturers of home technologies-lighting controls, thermostats, security systems, and the like-to implement WSD into their products. WSD-enabled products can be discovered easily and controlled by the Lifeware software. Otherwise, EI has to write special software drivers to enable a thermostat, for example, to appear on the Lifeware network.