DLNA certifies new wave of “trick mode” products

The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) has certified a new wave of products that supports fast-forward, re-wind and frame-by-frame playback capabilities.

These “trick mode” specifications are now mandatory under the DLNA guidelines which enable networked devices to share pictures, music and videos.

The DLNA is the industry organisation advancing interoperability standards for devices in connected homes.

The advanced “trick mode” playback is also an integral feature of DLNA’s VidiPath guidelines for viewing subscription TV content on multiple devices throughout the home.

Scott Lofgren, chairman and president of DLNA, said: “We are very pleased that so many members have adopted and achieved certification for these now mandatory trick mode features. Advanced playback modes are increasingly important to consumers, especially when viewing sports and other subscription TV content.

“These first certifications since trick mode support became mandatory also offer another exciting sneak peak at the kinds of advanced playback capabilities users will be enjoying as VidiPath Certified products start hitting retail shelves later this quarter.”

Major entertainment and technology companies are certified under DLNA guidelines, including: CyberLink, Fujitsu, Funai, Kyocera, LG, Panasonic, Pioneer, Samsung, Sony, Sony Mobile, and TP Vision.

The certified products include TVs, mobile devices, DVD Blu-ray players, tablets, AV systems, personal computers and middleware components.

The current DLNA membership is now more than 200 companies, from service providers to electronics manufacturers and software developers, and all utilize their guidelines.

DLNA has created a certification program which tests and verifies the interoperability of products built to its standards, ensuring consistent performance in a connected home environment.

DTG Staff  |  09.02.2015

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