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Protocol (or service publish/discovery) to detect devices in network

we connect some embedded devices in a network. What i am looking for now, is a way to find the devices IP and identify them. We work with Windows PC´s and i am about to write a C# tool that should do ...
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What for zeroconf binds hostnames to IP addresses?

I mean, why IP addresses are not sufficient? We can identify devices by their IP addresses. Why do we want to use hostnames? To identify devices? I know that IP addresses are assigned in a random way ...