Impressive NAS Certification Numbers and Consumer Demand for Centralized Storage of Photos, Videos and Music Highlighted at Alliance’s Spring Members Meeting
TOKYO, March 23, 2010 – The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) announced at their Spring Members Meeting that the number of DLNA Certified® Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices has quadrupled in the last two years. DLNA Certified® NAS devices are available from leading manufacturers, including: Acer; Buffalo; Cisco; Freecom; Fujitsu; Hitachi; I-O Data Device; Iomega; Philips; Promise Technology; Samsung; Seagate; Synology; Technicolor; Western Digital; and ZyXel Communications. These DLNA member companies share a common commitment to helping consumers freely share and enjoy their digital photos, videos and music throughout their lives.
“Home NAS use continues to increase as more consumers realize the need for a reliable, cost effective, and centralized way to store and share their photos, videos and music,” said Scott Smyers, president and chairman of the board of DLNA and senior vice president at Sony Electronics Inc. “Available models have increased from just 42 in 2007 to 184 by the end of 2009 – illustrating the growing importance of NAS to the home network.”
As homes become increasingly rich in digital content; NAS devices provide a central place to share and store this content. DLNA certification helps these popular products work with a range of DLNA Certified® devices, including televisions, PCs, digital cameras, printers, mobile devices and more.
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 2010 Promoter Members include: ACCESS, AT&T, AwoX, Broadcom, Cisco, Comcast, DIRECTV, Dolby Laboratories, Ericsson, HP, Huawei, Intel, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, Pioneer, Qualcomm, Rovi Corporation, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Technicolor, Toshiba and Verizon. Additional information about the Alliance, its participating companies and membership benefits is available at www.dlna.org. ###