CONNECTIONS™ Digital Living Conference & Showcase – Santa Clara, CA June 28, 2011 -The HomePNA® Alliance today announced that its technology standard has been approved by the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) for incorporation into the next version of its Networked Device Interoperability Guidelines.
More than 200 DLNA member companies share a vision of an interoperable network of products throughout the home, enabling a seamless environment for creating, managing and sharing new digital media and content services. The DLNA Certified® logo appears on tens of thousands of products from the world’s leading companies in the consumer electronics, mobile, personal computer, software, service provider, automotive and semiconductor industries. DLNA Certification ensures that a product has been tested and proven compatible with various products designed according to the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines.
“There are a large number of products available to deliver and consume digital content throughout today’s connected home. DLNA Certification gives service providers a valuable tool to simplify the deployment of services such as IPTV to consumers,” said Michael Weissman, president of HomePNA. “DLNA and HomePNA share a common vision ‐ to simplify the installation of networked products. HomePNA believes that DLNA Certified® HomePNA products will help drive additional reductions in IPTV installation and operating costs, saving time and money for service providers and increasing customer satisfaction.”
“The digital home includes a wide range of DLNA Certified products – from products purchased at retail stores to those distributed by service providers,” said Nidhish Parikh, chairman and president of DLNA. “Certification of home networking technologies such as HomePNA is becoming an important component in the industry’s drive to make networked equipment in the home work together."
Highlights / Key Facts • Four of the top five largest telcos in North America deploying IPTV have selected HomePNA. • More than 20 million HomePNA chipsets have been shipped, worldwide. • HomePNA is currently deployed across five continents around the globe. • HomePNA has helped service providers reduce installation costs by more than $800 million. • Telcos that have deployed HomePNA generally experience higher fixed line retention, higher ARPU, and greater customer satisfaction. • HomePNA 3.1 has been standardized by the ITU as Recommendation G.9954 ‐ a major factor in telco adoption of the technology for IPTV and triple play. • To date, the addition of HomePNA‐enabled IPTV has generated more than $1 billion in new revenues for service providers.
About HomePNA HomePNA is an incorporated, non‐profit association of industry‐leading companies including AT&T, Motorola, Cisco and Pace working together to create, promote and certify multimedia home networking technology that operates over existing wires. HomePNA technology operates over coax cables and phone wires to deliver Internet Protocol (IP) services like IPTV, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and data, often bundled by service providers as triple‐play services. Founded in June 1998, HomePNA members represent cutting‐edge international companies that span the networking, telecommunications, hardware, software and consumer electronics industries. For more information on HomePNA, visit www.homepna.org.
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