In our daily life, we see an increasing need for Digital contents at home. This proliferation of contents and the expanding variety of connected and IP-enabled consumer electronics devices, have also incredibly increased the complexity for consumers. DLNA aims at bringing solution that looks ahead to the emergence of the multi-media networked world.
DLNA is a standard used by manufacturers of consumer electronics,mobile device and personal computer to allow entertainment devices within the home to share their content with each other across a home network. It is designed to be easy to use and technology seamless for the users.
DLNA is an acronym for Digital Living Network Alliance. It is a capability in a device allowing it to talk to other devices with another DLNA device. It interconnects electronic devices within a zone, providing a seamless environment for sharing and growing new digital media and content services.
DLNA devices supports functions such as controlling, uploading, downloading, printing, as well as server and player functions for various appliances including mobile phones, digital TVs, digital cameras, HDD recorders, printers and more.
ETSI Plugtests ™ organised the 29th DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) Interoperability Test Event in July 2011.
The tests used in this event were performed following the latest DLNA Test specification, DLNA V1.5 Expanded Guidelines Certification Test Plan , Version: 1.81 (March 17th , 2011 ).
DLNA Interop events are regurlarly organised worldwide and it encourages DLNA member companies to attend with products currently in development. During an interop event, products are tested in a DLNA-compliant network with other products and testing tools.
Interoperability is of great benefit to the DLNA devices manufacturers. This is a very effective way to prepare a product for DLNA certification testing and may even uncover areas of development in the DLNA guidelines.