DLNA Approves MoCA for Inclusion in Its Interoperability Guidelines


moca logoHere’s some interesting industry news. DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) has approved MoCA’s (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) technology as a connectivity standard, along side Wi-Fi and Ethernet, in the next version of its Networked Device Interoperability Guidelines scheduled to be released in early 2009. For those unfamiliar MoCA, their technology enables users to pipe data transmissions through their home’s existing cable TV wiring (aka coax cable) at speeds of up to 175 Mbps to experience multi-room DVR, PC to TV connectivity, and high-speed Internet gaming among other things. Check out MoCA’s introductory video here [WMV] — full press release below.

DLNA Approves MoCA for Inclusion in Its Networked Device Interoperability Guidelines

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) has approved the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) technology standard for incorporation into the next version of its Networked Device Interoperability Guidelines, scheduled for release in early 2009.

DLNA and the organization’s Interoperability Guidelines are recognized throughout the industry for successfully uniting various consumer electronics, personal computer (PC) and mobile device technologies and standards into a cohesive home networking environment. Network operators and consumers are now assured that new services and products introduced into the home can be seamlessly connected to create high- quality, entertainment experiences.

MoCA joins Wi-Fi and Ethernet as the only LAN technology standards approved for inclusion in the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines.

“At the end of the day, home entertainment networking is all about sharing and distributing.” said Charles Cerino, MoCA president. “DLNA, like MoCA, is an enabling organization dedicated to making the home network experience simple and easy for the consumer.”

“MoCA and DLNA are complementary efforts. MoCA’s membership and inclusion in the next version of the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines provide additional means for helping consumers transfer digital content simply throughout the digital home network,” said Scott Smyers, president and chairman of DLNA.

“Wi-Fi, MoCA and Ethernet will coexist in connected home networks to deliver a better experience for service providers and consumers, and DLNA’s Interoperability Guidelines will now help ensure this coexistence is seamless,” said Wi-Fi Alliance Executive Director, Edgar Figueroa.

The DLNA Networked Device Interoperability Guidelines are use-case driven and specify the interoperable building blocks available for product development and service offerings that address digital content connectivity in and around the home.

About MoCA

The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) is an open, industry driven initiative promoting distribution of digital video and entertainment through existing coaxial cable in the home. MoCA technology provides the backbone for whole home entertainment networks of multiple wired and wireless products. Visit www.mocalliance.org for more information.




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