DLNA Approves HomePlug AV and HD-PLC Powerline Networking for Increased Digital Home Connectivity

Powerline networking products are certified by HomePlug Alliance and HD-PLC Alliance for HomePlug AV or HD-PLC technology.
By adopting powerline networking into its Interoperability Guidelines, DLNA will enable DLNA Certified® products to be connected anywhere in the home where there is an electrical outlet. These technologies are ideal for connecting DLNA Certified® game consoles, network storage devices, TVs and other DLNA Certified® products far from a home router or modem for a high quality entertainment experience.

According to Nidhish Parikh, chairman and president of DLNA is providing users the ability to use wired speeds without running new wires a logical next step as more and more consumers add second and third TVs, game consoles and other DLNA Certified® products further away from their wireless router. DLNA continues to advance the connected home by allowing consumers to connect and enjoy their favorite content throughout their homes. Adding powerline networking as a DLNA approved solution for connectivity gives consumers expanded flexibility when setting up their home network and confidence they can enjoy their photos, music and videos on DLNA Certified® products whether connected using electrical wiring, Wi-Fi, Ethernet or MoCA.

Kurt Scherf, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates adds that consumers’ desire for high speed device connectivity throughout their home is growing and with an already strong deployed base of interoperable HomePlug AV products in the US and Europe and growing demand for connected services in China, including this technology in the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines is a great tool for delivering the Connected Home to consumers.

The HD-PLC Alliance is convinced that HD-PLC certified products including IEEE 1901 Standard technology will contribute a variety of applications and robust network solutions for DLNA.