DLNA to Lead International Dialogue on Connected Home

LONDON – May 17, 2011 – The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) continues to lead global discussion on the connected home. The Alliance will kick off debate on technical solutions for consumer connectivity at the Connected Home Global Summit 2011 in London, presented by Avren Events May 24-26. Hands-on demonstrations of DLNA Certified® products will be showcased throughout the Summit and DLNA representatives will be on-site to judge the Connected Home Industry Awards presented at the show.

DLNA Chairman and President Nidhish Parikh will deliver the Connected Home Global Summit’s opening address and keynote presentation. He will discuss DLNA as a platform for enabling an interoperable environment for sharing multimedia throughout the connected home. He will also examine standards-based approaches for platform development and the benefits to consumer electronics (CE) vendors, application developers and service providers.

“DLNA’s mission is to provide an experience where consumers can easily connect and enjoy a mix of products, services and content,” said Nidhish Parikh. “True connectivity comes from the ability for content to flow across products – regardless of manufacturer. With more than 200 member companies worldwide, we continue to focus on the creation of a cross-industry consensus that welcomes and benefits the entire ecosystem.”

Parikh’s opening address and keynote will take place the morning of Tuesday, May 24. DLNA will also be on hand for the May 25 Connected Home Industry Awards Gala. As a lead sponsor of the awards, DLNA will judge the “Best Interconnected Device or Customer-Premises Equipment” and the “Most Significant Company Contribution to Connected Home Development” award categories. The Connected Home Global Summit will be held at the Jumeriah Carlton Tower in London. Additional details about the Summit can be found at http://www.avrenevents.com/home.asp?Event=ConnectedHomeEU2011 .

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Meeting with DLNA at the Connected Home Global Summit 2011

Press or analysts interested in meeting with DLNA at the Connected Home Global Summit to discuss the Alliance’s vision for the fully connected home should contact John Kreuzer at McGrath/Power Public Relations and Communications, at +1 (408) 727-0351, or johnkreuzer@mcgrathpower.com .

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 Promoter Members include: ACCESS, AT&T, AwoX, Broadcom, CableLabs, Cisco, Comcast, DIRECTV, DTS, Dolby Laboratories, Ericsson, HP, Huawei, Intel, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, PROMISE Technology, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Technicolor and Verizon. Additional information about the Alliance, its participating companies and membership benefits is available at www.dlna.org.