Plug and Play

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plug and play



(Computer Science) a feature of hardware that enables computers to automatically detect and configure hardware devices without the need for intervention
(Computer Science) capable of detecting the addition of a new input or output device and automatically activating the appropriate control software
Abbreviation: PnP

Plug′ and Play′

(sometimes l.c.) a standard for the production of compatible computers, peripherals, and software that facilitates device installation and enables automatic configuration of the system.
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Many of the vehicles have similar plug and play components, which simplifies the electrical system and maintenance.
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By supporting Universal Plug and Play, Digi-Frame will allow consumers to easily install and configure frames on their home or small business networks.
TMF Plug and Play Catalyst projects bring together system integrators, software and hardware vendors to test new approaches for speeding and enhancing the integration of communication operation support systems.
The Connected Home exhibit is a perfect example of what electronic designers can accomplish with hardware and software, such as Lantronix's Device Server Technology, that comply with open networking standards like Universal Plug and Play," said Richard Geasey, strategic marketing manager, Lantronix.
to participate in the development of Universal Plug and Play implementations that will help commercial users create device networks that are self configuring and easy to manage.
Proxim is an initial supporter of the Universal Plug and Play initiative, which enables intelligent consumer appliances and PCs to easily connect as peers and share resources within the home.
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 7, 1999--PHAST, a subsidiary of AMX Corporation (Nasdaq:AMXX), successfully demonstrated PHASTLink technology with a Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) network at Microsoft's eighth annual Windows(R) Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC '99).
In an effort to achieve this goal, HP also uses today's open, Web-based standards for device connectivity and supports the Universal Plug and Play initiative.
BUSINESS WIRE)--April 7, 1999-- Hewlett-Packard Company today announced that the Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP), co-developed by HP and Microsoft, has been submitted as an Internet Draft to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) as the proposed standard device-discovery method in Universal Plug and Play environments.