The HomePlug AV and HD-PLC powerline networking standards will be incorporated into the next version of the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Networked Device Interoperability Guidelines, scheduled for release soon.
Powerline networking products are certified by HomePlug Alliance and HD-PLC Alliance for HomePlug AV or HD-PLC technology. By adopting powerline networking into its Interoperability Guidelines, DLNA says it will enable DLNA-certified products to be connected anywhere in the home where there is an electrical outlet, including game consoles, network storage devices and TVs.
“Providing users the ability to use wired speeds without running new wires is a logical next step as more and more consumers add second and third TVs, game consoles and other DLNA Certified products further away from their wireless router,” says Nidhish Parikh, DLNA’s chairman and president. “Adding powerline networking as a DLNA-approved solution for connectivity gives consumers expanded flexibility when setting up their home network and confidence they can enjoy their photos, music and videos on DLNA Certified products whether connected using electrical wiring, Wi-Fi, Ethernet or MoCA.”
“DLNA is carrying high expectations for leading digital media resources sharing in the home network. We are convinced HD-PLC certified products including IEEE 1901 Standard technology contribute a variety of applications and robust network solutions for DLNA,” adds Michimasa Aramaki, president and chairman of HD-PLC Alliance.
DLNA’s Promoter Members include AT&T, Broadcom, CableLabs, Cisco, Comcast, DIRECTV, DTS, Dolby Laboratories, Ericsson, HP, HTC, Huawei, Intel, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony, Technicolor and Verizon.