DLNA Tackles Consumer Electronics Energy Challenges by Making Networked Power Control a Reality

  • DLNA mandates use of low-power modes across growing number of networked devices, enabling applications to turn off and wake up interfaces as needed.
  • Low-power requirement is part of Guidelines for subscription TV streaming, and devices used for personal content sharing in the home. 
  • Initiative will harness power of the network to cut energy consumption by TVs, set-top boxes, PCs, gaming consoles, routers and other connected home devices.

DLNA® Announces 3.0 Certification Program and Updated Guidelines Helping Manufacturers Differentiate Product Offerings

  •  DLNA has created a tiered Certification Program giving CE companies more options for certifying.
  • DLNA 2.0 and 3.0 Certification is open today; plans for DLNA 4.0 Certification are being developed.
  • Latest Guidelines improve interoperability by eliminating differences between media formats for mobile devices, PCs, TVs and set top boxes. Guidelines now support compression technology for Ultra-HD TV content while improving energy efficiency for Certified products.

DLNA Members Certify Products to Interoperability Guidelines That Now Include Mandatory “Trick Mode” Specifications

  • Now a mandatory feature of DLNA’s interoperability Guidelines, trick modes include video fastforwarding and rewinding plus frame-by-frame playback that is especially popular with sports content.
  • In parallel, more than 20 companies are now in the process of certifying products to VidiPath Guidelines for subscription TV viewing that include the same advanced playback capabilities.

DLNA Launches VidiPath Certification Program for Retail Products Supporting Subscription TV

  • Subscribers will be encouraged to look for new brand name, VidiPath, when shopping for retail devices that deliver service providers’ full viewing experience on many different screens in home.
  • Previously identified as CVP-2, Guidelines were developed through a close collaboration between service providers and consumer electronics (CE) product manufacturers.
  • More than 15 companies have already begun pre-testing their products to prepare for Certification.