|[March 12, 2012]
DLNA® Approves HomePlug AV and HD-PLC Powerline Networking for Increased Digital Home Connectivity
PORTLAND, Ore. --(Business Wire)--
Living Network Alliance (DLNA®), HomePlug®
Powerline Alliance and HD-PLC
Alliance today announced that DLNA has approved the HomePlug (News - Alert) AV and
HD-PLC powerline networking standards to be incorporated into the next
version of its Networked Device Interoperability Guidelines, scheduled
for release in early 2012.
Powerline networking products are certified by HomePlug Alliance and
HD-PLC Alliance for HomePlug AV or HD-PLC technology. By adopting
powerline networking into its Interoperability Guidelines, DLNA will
enable DLNA Certified® products to be connected anywhere in
the home where there is an electrical outlet. These technologies are
ideal for connecting DLNA Certified® game consoles, network
storage devices, TVs and other DLNA Certified® products far
from a home router or modem for a high quality entertainment experience.
"Providing users the ability to use wired speeds without running new
wires is a logical next step as more and more consumers add second and
third TVs, game consoles and other DLNA Certified® products
further away from their wireless router," said Nidhish Parikh, chairman
and president of DLNA. "DLNA continues to advance the connected home by
allowing consumers to connect and enjoy their favorite content
throughout their homes. Adding powerline networking as a DLNA approved
solution for connectivity gives consumers expanded flexibility when
setting up their home network and confidence they ca enjoy their
photos, music and videos on DLNA Certified® products whether
connected using electrical wiring, Wi-Fi, Ethernet or MoCA."
"Consumers' desire for high speed device connectivity throughout their
home is growing," said Kurt Scherf, Vice President, Principal Analyst,
Parks Associates (News - Alert). "With an already strong deployed base of interoperable
HomePlug AV products in the US and Europe and growing demand for
connected services in China, including this technology in the DLNA
Interoperability Guidelines is a great tool for delivering the Connected
Home to consumers."
"DLNA is carrying high expectations for leading digital media resources
sharing in the home network. We are convinced HD-PLC certified products
including IEEE 1901 Standard technology contribute a variety of
applications and robust network solutions for DLNA," said Michimasa
Aramaki, president and chairman of HD-PLC Alliance.
"HomePlug has experienced exciting growth in 2011 and we are looking
forward to a great 2012 as more people realize the benefits of using
electrical wiring for device connectivity," said Rob Ranck, President of
HomePlug Alliance. "HomePlug's inclusion in the DLNA Interoperability
Guidelines, is a big win for consumers looking for higher speeds in more
locations with no new wiring."
Members of Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) share a vision of an
interoperable network of personal computers (PC), consumer electronics
(CE), mobile devices and service providers in and beyond the home,
enabling a seamless environment for sharing and growing new digital
media and content services. Founded in 2003, the group established and
maintains a platform of interoperability based on open and established
industry standards that, when used by manufacturers will support the
sharing of media through wired or wireless networks. More than 200
multi-industry companies from around the world have joined DLNA,
committing the time and resources necessary to achieve their vision.
DLNA's Promoter Members include: ACCESS, AT&T, AwoX, Broadcom,
CableLabs, Cisco, Comcast (News - Alert), DIRECTV, DTS, Dolby Laboratories, Ericsson,
HP, HTC, Huawei, Intel, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic,
Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony, Technicolor and Verizon. Additional information
about the Alliance, its participating companies and membership benefits
is available at www.dlna.org
or find the Alliance on Facebook (News - Alert) at www.facebook.com/dlnacertified
or on Twitter (News - Alert) at @DLNA.
About HomePlug Alliance
HomePlug AV is certified by HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. (www.homeplug.org).
HomePlug Powerline Alliance is an industry-led initiative with 65 member
companies that creates specifications and certification programs to
promote the use of existing electrical wiring for reliable home
networking and Smart Grid applications.
About HD-PLC Alliance
HD-PLC Alliance is the certification body for HD-PLC technology and its
related products (www.hd-plc.org).
HD-PLC Alliance is a non-profit association of more than 20 members
including industrial leading organizations. The Alliance dedicates its
efforts to leading the international standardization such as IEEE, and
certification logo program.
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