Macrovision's Network Media Player Software Tests Compliant with New DLNA Expanded Certification Program

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007
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Macrovision software with NXP Semiconductors media processor chip PNX1500, designed to DLNA guidelines, provides networking solution for consumer electronic devices

TOKYO & SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Macrovision® Corporation (NASDAQ: MVSN) today announced that its Network Media Player Software, tested on a media player with NXP Semiconductors’ PNX1500 media processor chip, is compliant with the expanded Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Networked Device Interoperability Guidelines Certification and Logo Program announced earlier this week. Macrovision and NXP Semiconductors are among the first companies to have their components of a certified device obtain DLNA® guidelines.

The expanded program enables members of DLNA to verify that their products meet the new set of requirements set out in the DLNA certification guidelines. By supporting DLNA guidelines for device interoperability, CE manufacturers can use Macrovision’s Network Media Player software together with the PNX1500 to create devices that will work with other DLNA certified devices.

“NXP Semiconductors is committed to delivering solutions that offer the best possible picture quality and enable a variety of audio, video, data and images to be available anytime, anywhere throughout the home and on-the-move,” said Menno Kleingeld, marketing director, NXP Semiconductors. “By working with the DLNA guidelines, NXP ensures that our range of semiconductor solutions is easy to incorporate into the most advanced consumer electronic applications to provide the ability to seamlessly share high quality content between devices.”

“Macrovision became actively involved in the DLNA through our acquisition of Mediabolic, a DLNA participant since the consortium was formed,” said Eric Free, executive vice president and general manager of Macrovision’s Embedded Solutions Business Unit. “We view our continued participation in the DLNA as instrumental in helping us provide compelling middleware solutions to CE devices makers. By supporting an industry standard to protect, enhance and distribute content, we’re working toward a solution to enable consumers to get the premium content they want on the device of their choice.”

Macrovision’s Network Media Player Software is a component of Macrovision’s embedded digital home entertainment software solution. The solution is designed to DLNA guidelines to help consumer electronics manufacturers develop products that can stream digital music, photos and video throughout the home. The updated media player software offers increased support for a larger breadth of media formats and enhanced networking, discovery and application features to support the new guidelines. As a component of the DLNA solution, device manufacturers can easily incorporate the Macrovision’s Network Media Player Software into their products to build devices that are compliant with DLNA’s expanded Networked Device Interoperability Guidelines.

NXP’s Nexperia PNX1500 supports decoding of all leading audio, image and video formats, including MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, H.264 and Windows Media Video. It supports standard definition (SD) to HD up-conversion with advanced de-interlacing, and integrates an LCD controller and advanced graphics engine. Its full-resolution MPEG encoding and integrated IDE and PCI controllers allow the reference design to be easily extended for both digital video recorder (DVR) capability and wireless connectivity.