The UIC produced a white paper entitled, "UPnP Technology – The Simple, Seamless Home Network." The paper discusses how UPnP technology creates an enhanced end user networking experience, key milestones and industry relationships (e.g., the formed joint alliance with the Digital Living Network Alliance), and UPnP technology's overall benefits and advantages to industry members.
These whitepapers provide a thorough technology overview:
ZDNet's white paper, "The Ubiquitous Web, UPnP and Smart Homes" looks at UPnP technology in the home. The following excerpt describes the paper's focus: "UPnP is a distributed computing framework based on Web technologies that is intended for use in local area networks - especially home networks. Over the years, valuable lessons have been learned from the efforts of various companies to develop and deploy products based on this technology. The essence of this vision is the creation of environments saturated with computing and wireless communication, yet gracefully integrated with human users. Many key building blocks needed for this vision are now viable commercial technologies: wearable and handheld computers, high bandwidth wireless communication, location sensing mechanisms, and so on. The challenge is to combine these technologies into a seamless whole."