Thomson garners industry’s first DLNA certification VoIP gateway

Fri, 12/19/2008 - 7:30am
Mike Robuck

Thomson said its wireless broadband residential gateway product was the first to receive certification from the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA).

Thomson’s TG787 wireless gateway was designed for ADSL2+ and VDSL in order to support voice-over-IP telephony, as well as high-speed data. It has four Ethernet LAN ports, as well as wireless connectivity and a USB port for media storage on a disk or a shared printer.

The DLNA is an industry-wide body set up to promote simple but comprehensive digital interoperability, which guarantees consumers that a compliant device will work out of the box.

DLNA certification is effectively a superset of universal plug and play (UPnP). Compliance with UPnP standards is mandatory for DLNA certification, as is, in the case of a wireless device, Wi-Fi Alliance certification. There are a number of classes of product within the DLNA scheme; the Thomson TG787 was certified as a digital media server.

Earlier this week, Macrovision’s Adam Powers, director of standards and emerging technology, was named chair of the DLNA Ecosystem Committee (story here).

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