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DLNA

(Digital Living Network Alliance) Founded in 2003 as the Digital Home Working Group, the DLNA (www.dlna.org) sets guidelines for using the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) protocol to transfer and stream media between computers, mobile devices and home theater equipment. The DLNA also provides product certification for vendors. Content stored on a local network (IP, Ethernet and Wi-Fi) can be discovered and streamed to connected players. See Internet Protocol, Ethernet, Wi-Fi and UPnP.

Device                 CommonType  (M=mobile)       Examples
 DMS server        PC, NAS, media server,
 M-DMS             smartphone, iPod

 DMP player        TV, home theater
 M-DMP             smartphone, tablet

 DMC controller    PC, media server
 M-DMC             smartphone

 DMR renderer      TV, wireless speakers

 M-DMU uploader    smartphone, camera
 M-DMD downloader  iPod

 DMPr printer      networked printer


DLNA Alphabet Soup
A player (DMP/M-DMP) locates and "pulls" content from a server (DMS/M-DMS), whereas a renderer (DMR) receives "pushed" content directed by a controller (DMC/M-DMC).
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SOURCE Wi-Fi Alliance; Digital Living Network Alliance
DLNA(R) and DLNA Certified(TM) are trademarks, service marks, or certification marks of the Digital Living Network Alliance.
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) today announced its Certification and Logo Program of the DLNA Home Networked Device Interoperability Guidelines 1.
NetFront Living Connect is a market-leading Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Technology Component[TM] solution that enables the quick and efficient implementation of services that support DLNA standards on consumer electronic devices including mobile phones, digital cameras, printers, DVD players, game consoles, digital TVs, set-top boxes, network attached storage (NAS) boxes and more.
The major display-market research firm said that its latest report surveyed 2010 product ranges from leading brands, and found that 55% of TV models available across Japan, North America, Europe, China and India have Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) capability.
The first products designed to Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) guidelines have been introduced by Buffalo Technology, a company that designs, develops and manufactures wireless networking, storage and memory solutions.
The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) experienced unprecedented growth in the number of DLNA Certified televisions during the first quarter of 2011, certifying more than 1,000 models in North America, Europe, Korea and Japan.
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certification further enhances the N1A1's networking capabilities, allowing supported audio and video devices to directly access multimedia saved on the network storage device.
The new ZTE Mimosa X, aims to deliver super multimedia capabilities including advanced audio distribution profile (A2DP), Dolby sound, digital living network alliance compatibility for easy sharing of content, HD video record and play, dual microphones, and built-in gyroscope.
The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) has released the organization's CVP-2 Guidelines and announced that DLNA Members can begin certifying products to the specifications in September.
The ZTE Mimosa X is designed to be able to deliver super multimedia capabilities, including advanced audio distribution profile (A2DP), Dolby sound, digital living network alliance (DLNA) compatibility for easy sharing of content, HD video record and play, dual microphones, and built-in gyroscope.
Internet-connected television sets have been slow to fully embrace the Digital Living Network Alliance interoperability standard.

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