DLNA will breakthrough this year

Strategy Analytics predicts that over 2 billion DLNA-certified (Digital Living Network Alliance) products will be installed in consumers' homes or pockets by 2014.

“Strategy Analytics forecasts 59 per cent growth in unit sales – to 200 million DLNA-certified devices in 2010 – rising to nearly 1 billion devices sold in 2014,” said Peter King, the Connected Home Devices Service Director.

According to King, there are two key factors driving growth and global recognition at this time: Firstly, the involvement of the Service Provider community which wants to provide whole-home services and cut support costs And secondly, a software certification initiative, included as of 2010, which will enable legacy non-certified devices into the DLNA ecosystem within the home

King added, “DLNA progress still has many challenges, but it will be a huge step closer to empowering an interoperable network of CE, PC and mobile devices for use in and beyond the home if the work-in-progress project to protect premium content as it moves into multiple devices within the home comes to a successful conclusion.”

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