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(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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DLNA VidiPath adds secure content delivery for service providers, which gives consumers the full subscription viewing experience and user interface across all of their VidiPath Certified devices.
The DLNA guidelines define three different types of device categories.
DLNA has also created a robust certification program which tests and verifies the interoperability of products built to its standards, ensuring consumers that devices branded with the DLNA Certified mark will successfully connect and exchange content.
Enables browsing through libraries on DLNA media servers and choosing content which then can be streamed to compatible DLNA renderers
Ensuring that our new Web connected printers are DLNA Certified[R] is an important step in helping our customers have a seamless experience when it comes to connectivity in the home," said Tuan Tran, vice president and general manager, Inkjet Consumer Solutions, HP.
The company has integrated PacketVideo's Twonky application into the device to offer users a seamless experience for digital media sharing on compatible home and mobile devices, according to Vodafone, which said that the application supports multiple standards including DLNA standards, UpNP and proprietary protocols.
Myriad Connect & Share triggers multi-screen use cases within the home network by leveraging DLNA and DCTP-IP standards creating a highly interoperable solution.
The new Skifta Engine, which works seamlessly with the popular Skifta Android application, enables users of network attached storage drives, storage-based smart routers and set-top box devices to access, manage and shift media from their smartphones, tablets, Internet-connected channels and local media sources, then stream content to any DLNA or UPnP device worldwide.
DLNA(R), the DLNA logo, and DLNA Certified(TM) are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Digital Living Network Alliance.
The Satellite L630 is equipped with the Toshiba media controller, which makes media sharing with DLNA capable devices easy and hassle free, the statement added.
In addition, the camera's DLNA compatibility allows it to wirelessly connect to another DLNA compatible device, such as an HDTV, within a user's networked home.