- 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.
Will Include Technology Demonstrations, Update on CVP-2 Product Certification Roll-out for Subscription TV Content Sharing, and the Latest on Extending Guidelines to Cloud and Second Screen Services
In the below webinar, we will discuss VidiPath in the European markets, how it fits into the operator technology portfolio and the benefits for deploying services today based on VidiPath. Also hear from DTLA representatives on the security of DTCP IP and why it is a trusted DRM.
Operators today face a complex set of technology choices, including determining the optimal in-home set-top box strategy, investment in more modern and focused guide experiences, migration to cloud-based architectures for improved maintenance and service agility as well as development of applications on a large number of platforms. VidiPath provides tools for operators to work with CE manufacturers to deliver a compelling user experience to consumers while reducing capital and operational costs.
Watch Dr. Stephen Palm give a live demonstration of the Xfinity VidiPath Service for the X1 Platform running on Comcast production plant displayed on Samsung TV, Broadcom STB and AwoX reference tablet.