Trident Digital Media Player Receives DLNA Certification

  • Posted on: 17 February 2009
  • By: chw staff

Trident Microsystems a leader in high-performance semiconductor system solutions for the multimedia and digital television markets today announced that its HiDTV Pro-AX System-On-A-Chip processor received the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certification for Digital Media Player (DMP).

DLNA defines the framework for the connected home, which was a significant highlight of the TV industry at the Consumer Electronics Show 2009. A digital TV that is DLNA-enabled allows users to share and access digital media easily across a variety of wired and wireless connectivity technologies, such as MoCA(R), Wi-Fi(R) and Ethernet. Such a DTV, also commonly known as "connected TV", makes it possible for consumers to share and stream digital content (including video recordings, music, photos and videos) between the DTV and the personal computer (PC), and other consumer electronics (CE) devices such as mobile handsets and set-top-boxes (STBs) anywhere in the house.

"The certification demonstrates Trident's capability in successfully implementing DLNA's interoperable framework to enable access to content of various file formats -- regardless of whether they are based on a PC server, located over the Internet for access using Widgets, or stored as files on a USB drive -- and play and display the content with Trident's well-regarded picture quality," said Dr. Wen Li, Chief Marketing Officer at Trident Microsystems.

In addition to the Pro-AX, all of Trident's upcoming HiDTV Pro solutions will be designed with the DLNA technology, providing TV manufacturers a cost effective connected TV solution. With Trident's HiDTV's comprehensive and portable SDK, TV OEMs can differentiate their products with a wide breadth of applications and services supported by the DLNA specification while shortening the time required to bring new TVs to market.

With a goal of ensuring interoperability in home networks, the DLNA has the support of more than 200 companies comprised of CE, computers and mobile device manufacturers, service providers, and components and software developers. As of February 2009, the DLNA has certified more than 3000 DLNA- enabled products made by more than 30 manufacturers. Trident is one of the few DTV & SOC manufacturers that has received the certification from the DLNA.

Trident will continue to develop new methods to integrate the DLNA technology into its HiDTV Pro product line, enabling consumers to have greater selection of information and entertainment sources.

About Trident Microsystems
Trident Microsystems, Inc., with headquarters in Santa Clara, California, designs, develops and markets digital media for the masses in the form of multimedia integrated circuits (ICs) for PCs and digital processing ICs for TVs and TV monitors. Trident's products are sold to a network of OEMs, original design manufacturers and system integrators worldwide. For further information about Trident and its products, please consult the Company's web site:

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