TechZone Demo and Meeting Area will Feature Demonstrations Using Technology Standards from All Four Alliances
LAS VEGAS, December 6, 2012 – The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA®), HomePlug® Alliance, Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) and Wi-Fi Alliance® will together promote and demonstrate the connected home during 2013 International CES, January 8 – 11. Demonstrations in South Hall 1, Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth. 20300 will showcase how these technology standards from the four alliances create the ultimate connected home experience.
The market is experiencing exponential growth in the demand for connected home devices and applications. Trends toward ultra-high-speed broadband access, pay TV, and OTT services and device-to-device connectivity are changing the way consumers play, watch and listen to media. This evolution, combined with an influx of digital devices in every room, is expanding the scope and requirements of the connected home. As the connected home environment continues to evolve and expand, DLNA, HomePlug, MoCA and Wi-Fi Alliance, combined with their more than 650 member companies, play a crucial role in delivering a seamless and rich experience.
“From wired to wireless devices, DLNA Certified® products take advantage of the high speeds and broad deployments of home networking technologi es,” said Nidhish Parikh, chairman and president of DLNA. “As part of this year’s joint alliance activity at CES we will be showcasing the flexibility for consumers to enjoy their photos, music and videos on DLNA Certified® products where they want it and when they want it.”
“HomePlug Certified products deliver reliable performance and true plug and play networking for millions of consumers worldwide,” said Rob Ranck, president of the HomePlug Alliance. “We are delighted to join with the three other alliances at CES 2013 that share the vision of enabling a connected lifestyle for consumers.”
“It is an honor to be with the industry’s most established and respected home networking standard alliances. Through our collective presence, we demonstrate to the industry, from service provider to equipment vendor to consumer, that the technologies for getting media where you want it, when you want it are all represented, ” said Rob Gelphman, VP of Marketing and Member Relations, MoCA. Wi-Fi Alliance “We are now in the era of the truly connected home, and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ products help realize the full potential of easy-to-use connectivity in appliances, electronics, computers and more,” said Wi-Fi Alliance marketing and program management director Kelly Davis-Felner. “We’re pleased to work with other organizations and our member companies to bring the connected home to life on the show floor.”
The alliances encourage CES attendees to come to the booth and see how these technologies deliver the connections for the connected home. The meeting spaces and demo area will be located in the Connectivity Alliances TechZone in South Hall 1, LVCC, Booth 20300 during 2013 International CES. For more information, please visit http://www.cesweb.org/Show-Floor/CES- TechZones.aspx#10jump .
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 240 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, Dolby Laboratories, DTS, Ericsson, Google, HP, HTC, Huawei, Intel, LG, Microsoft, Nokia, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony, Technicolor and Verizon. Additional information about the Alliance, its participating companies and membership benefits is available at www.dlna.org or find the Alliance on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dlnacertified or on Twitter @DLNA .
About HomePlug Alliance
HomePlug® Alliance is a group of 60 companies working together to develop technology specifications and certification & logo programs for powerline networking. With HomePlug technology, the electrical wires in the home can now distribute broadband Internet, HD video, digital music and smart energy applications. Over 300 products are HomePlug certified, and over 100 million devices are in the market. HomePlug products are used worldwide by consumers and service providers to improve home networking performance while expanding coverage and Wi-Fi® mobility. HomePlug® is a trademark of HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.
About Multimedia over Coax Alliance
MoCA® is the worldwide standard for home entertainment networking and is the only such standard in use by all three pay TV segments —cable, satellite and IPTV/telco. MoCA technology is also used as an in-home backbone to extend Wi-Fi® connectivity. The Alliance has certified 118 certified products and has 52 members worldwide representing the home entertainment networking value chain including service providers, OEMs, middleware developers, consumer electronics companies and chip vendors. Visit mocalliance.org and moca4installers.org for more information. Copyright © 2012 Multimedia over Coax Alliance. All Rights Reserved. MoCA and the MoCA logo are trademarks of Multimedia over Coax Alliance, registered in the U.S. and other countries.
About Wi-Fi Alliance
The Wi-Fi Alliance is a global non-profit industry association of hundreds of leading companies devoted to seamless connectivity. With technology development, market building, and regulatory programs, the Wi-Fi Alliance has enabled widespread adoption of Wi-Fi worldwide. The Wi- Fi CERTIFIED™ program was launched in March 2000. It provides a widely-recognized designation of interoperability and quality and it helps to ensure that Wi-Fi-enabled products deliver the best user experience. The Wi-Fi Alliance has completed more than 15,000 product certifications, encouraging the expanded use of Wi-Fi products and services in new and established markets. Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Alliance®, WMM®, Wi-Fi Protected Access® (WPA), the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo, the Wi-Fi logo, the Wi-Fi ZONE logo and the Wi-Fi Protected Setup logo are registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Wi- Fi CERTIFIED™, Wi-Fi Direct™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™, Wi-Fi Multimedia™, WPA2™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint™, Passpoint™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast™, Miracast™, Wi-Fi ZONE™ and the Wi-Fi Alliance logo are trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
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