Universal Remote Console

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Universal Remote Console (URC) is a standard for defining alternative user interfaces for devices that can be used remotely. In the vocabulary of URC, the remote devices are called "controllers", while the devices they control are called "targets", the controller presents a user interface for the target that can be an alternative in various respects: the user interface language, its ease of use, its accessibility to persons with disabilities, etc. Since user interfaces in different devices or products ("targets") can vary a lot, Universal Remote Console would enable a user to control these products through a single device; this single device would present interfaces that are adapted to the user's needs.[1] The communication between a target and a controller typically uses a wireless protocol; the URC standard does not restrict which protocols can be used.[2][3] For example, the "Universal Remote Console on HTTP" (URC-HTTP) protocol is a protocol that can be implemented by servers that are compliant with UPnP RemoteUI (CEA-2014).[4]

URC is defined by standard ISO/IEC 24752,[5] this standard builds on earlier work that started in the late 1990s[6] and that was first standardised at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI INCITS 389-2005 to 393-2005).[7] Most parts of the URC standard were updated in 2014, and a new part (web service integration) was added:

  • ISO/IEC 24752-1:2014: Information technology—User interfaces—Universal remote console—Part 1: General framework (revision of ISO/IEC 24752-1:2008)[8]
  • ISO/IEC 24752-2:2014: Information technology—User interfaces—Universal remote console—Part 2: User interface socket description (revision of ISO/IEC 24752-2:2008)[9]
  • ISO/IEC 24752-4:2014: Information technology—User interfaces—Universal remote console—Part 4: Target description (revision of ISO/IEC 24752-4:2008)[10]
  • ISO/IEC 24752-5:2014: Information technology—User interfaces—Universal remote console—Part 5: Resource description (revision of ISO/IEC 24752-5:2008)[11]
  • ISO/IEC 24752-6:2014: Information technology—User interfaces—Universal remote console—Part 6: Web service integration[12]

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  1. ^ Vanderheiden, Gregg; Carey, Kevin; Magennis, Mark: Remote consoles, in e-Accessibility Policy Toolkit for Persons with Disabilities
  2. ^ OpenURC Alliance: Overview of the Universal Remote Console framework
  3. ^ Vanderheiden, Gregg; Zimmermann, Gottfried; Trewin, Shari: "Interface Sockets, Remote Consoles, and Natural Language Agents: A V2 URC Standards Whitepaper ", version 1.8, February 2005
  4. ^ Thakur, Parikshit; Rosa, Bruno; Alves, Nelson; Zimmermann, Gottfried: URC-HTTP Protocol 2.0 (ATR) - Approved Technical Report 2013-12-17. OpenURC Alliance
  5. ^ ISO: ISO/IEC 24752-1:2008 Information technology -- User interfaces -- Universal remote console -- Part 1: Framework and subsequent parts
  6. ^ Vanderheiden, Gregg; Law, Chris; Kelso, David: "Universal Remote Console Communication Protocol (URCC)", CSUN 1998
  7. ^ INCITS: V2 - Information Technology Access Interfaces
  8. ^ ISO: ISO/IEC 24752-1:2014: Information technology -- User interfaces -- Universal remote console -- Part 1: General framework
  9. ^ ISO: ISO/IEC 24752-2:2014: Information technology -- User interfaces -- Universal remote console -- Part 2: User interface socket description
  10. ^ ISO: ISO/IEC 24752-4:2014: Information technology -- User interfaces -- Universal remote console -- Part 4: Target description
  11. ^ ISO: ISO/IEC 24752-5:2014: Information technology -- User interfaces -- Universal remote console -- Part 5: Resource description
  12. ^ ISO: ISO/IEC 24752-6:2014: Information technology -- User interfaces -- Universal remote console -- Part 6: Web service integration