Arlington, Va.-based Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA) R7 Home Network Committee recently published a new standard, CEA-2014, “Web-based Protocol and Framework for Remote User Interface on UPnP Networks and the Internet (Web4CE).” The newly adopted standard lets a UPnP device offer up its user interface (display and control options) as a Web page to display on any other device on the home network.

The newly adopted standard provides a browser-based communications method for CE devices on a UPnP home network using Ethernet and a special version of HTML called CE-HTML.