DLNA Protected Streaming Guidelines Adopted as International Standard by the IEC

PORTLAND, OR. -- (December 21, 2010) -- The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) announced that the organization’s Protected Streaming Guidelines have been published as an International Standard by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

DLNA’s Protected Streaming Guidelines leverage Digital Transmission Content Protection over Internet Protocol (DTCP-IP) to securely share commercial content between devices in a consumer’s home network, but not with third parties. IEC International Standard 62481-3 Edition 1.0: Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Home Networked Device Interoperability Guidelines - Part 3: Link Protection, specifies a global standard for protecting content streaming between two devices, ensuring that commercial content is protected from piracy and illegitimate redistribution.

"We are pleased that DLNA Interoperability Guidelines continue to receive international support and recognition,” said Nidhish Parikh, President and Chairman of DLNA. “The adoption of our Protected Streaming Guidelines marks the third DLNA Guideline to be adopted as an international standard and further reflects the consumer desire to securely share their digital content across an array of devices.”

The IEC previously published two standards for content sharing applications across home networked devices in 2007. Publication IEC 62481-1 is based on DLNA Architecture and Protocols and publication IEC 62481-2 specifies DLNA Media Format Profiles.

The IEC is the world leading organization that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies and promotes international cooperation on all questions of electrotechnical standardization and related matters. IEC International Standards facilitate world trade by removing technical barriers, leading to new markets and economic growth. The standards provide industry and users with the framework for economies of design, greater product and service quality, more interoperability, and better production and delivery efficiency.

Additional details about the IEC can be found at http://www.iec.ch/ . If you are interested in learning more about IEC 62481-3 or purchasing the publication, please visit http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum_pk/44612?opendocument .

For more information about DLNA, please visit www.DLNA.org or find the Alliance on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dlnacertified .

About DLNA

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 included: ACCESS, AT&T, AwoX, Broadcom, CableLabs, Cisco, Comcast, DIRECTV, Dolby Laboratories, DTS, Ericsson, HP, Huawei, Intel, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, Pioneer, PROMISE Technology, 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 .