DLNA certifies first wave of products supporting 'Trick Modes'

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
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DLNA Members Certify Products to Interoperability Guidelines That Now Include Mandatory “Trick Mode” Specifications

  • Latest Certifications Also Offer Early Look at the Advanced Playback Capabilities Of Upcoming VidiPath™ Certified Products for Viewing Subscription TV Content
  • Now a mandatory feature of DLNA’s interoperability Guidelines, trick modes include video fast-forwarding and rewinding plus frame-by-frame playback that is especially popular with sports content.
  • In parallel, more than 20 companies are now in the process of certifying products to VidiPath Guidelines for subscription TV viewing that include the same advanced playback capabilities.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA®) today announced it has certified the first wave of products from its members that support advanced fast-forward, re-wind and frame-by-frame playback capabilities which are now a mandatory feature of DLNA Guidelines that enable networked devices to share pictures, music and videos. The “trick mode” specifications are also an integral feature of DLNA’s VidiPath™ Guidelines for viewing subscription TV content on multiple devices throughout the home, and are supported in the VidiPath Certification program that includes tests, golden reference devices, and a new test tool automation framework that are all provided free to DLNA members.

“We are very pleased that so many members have adopted and achieved certification for these now-mandatory trick mode features,” said Scott Lofgren, chairman and president of DLNA. “Advanced playback modes are increasingly important to consumers, especially when viewing sports and other subscription TV content. These first certifications since trick mode support became mandatory also offer another exciting sneak peak at the kinds of advanced playback capabilities users will be enjoying as VidiPath Certified products start hitting retail shelves later this quarter.”

The latest companies achieving DLNA Certification for their products with now-mandatory trick mode features include CyberLink, Fujitsu, Funai, Kyocera, LG, Panasonic, Pioneer, Samsung, Sony, Sony Mobile, and TP Vision. The Certified Products include TVs, mobile devices, DVD Blu-Ray players, tablets, AV systems, personal computers and middleware components.