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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