- TV and mobile device manufacturers, as well as embedded browser vendors, can now test for HTML5 compliance using an embedded-specific test suite based on the W3C Test Suite.
- DLNA’s Test Suite solves issues that previously made it difficult or impossible to ensure TV and mobile devices conform to HTML5 and DLNA’s HTML5 Guidelines.
- 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.
A New Way to Certify – DLNA Unveils a New Certification Program, Service Providers Launch VidiPath Services in Consumer Homes
- 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 and ABI Research will be hosting a webinar to share the findings of a study on the expected role of the DLNA VidiPath program on the subscription TV marketplace.
DLNA Members AwoX, Broadcom, CableLabs, Comcast, JetHead and Samsung Each Have VidiPath Demonstrations, Including First Production Service Delivery to TV, Other Devices
Individuals Are Applauded for Their Role in the VidiPath Guidelines Launch and other Contributions To Enhancing the Connected Home Experience
- 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.
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) member companies will be at International CES 2015 displaying a variety of key elements in a growing VidiPath ecosystem that will soon enable consumers to seamlessly view subscription TV content on many devices throughout the home.
- 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.