Now that it has certified more than 400 TV set models in the past three months, the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is ready to step up its promotion to CE retailers - especially custom installers - and directly to end users. The new campaign will also offer new alliance opportunities between the CE community and broadband service providers, such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon.
By Gary Arlen President, Arlen Communications After the first dozen signs and flyers that shouted "Anywhere. Anytime," I lost track of how many CES exhibitors were making the same promise about their interoperable, interconnected, multi-format home-networking facilities. I couldn't even begin to try to confirm whether the wealth of devices or systems would actually serve me "anywhere" and "anytime." Even more significantly at CES last month, I heard countless warnings that these connections are still too difficult and too unreliable. To quote just a few cautionary remarks from prominent industry leaders: Consumer Electronics Association President Gary Shapiro in his welcoming remarks: "While