CableLabs Joins DLNA Home Networking Group

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CableLabs has joined the Digital Living Network Alliance, a coalition that maintains specifications for home entertainment networks, as one of its 29 Promoter Members.

"CableLabs is committed to being the world's premier technology organization delivering innovation to the cable industry," CableLabs chief technology officer Ralph Brown said in a statement. "Our mission has always been to efficiently evolve cable networks, services and operations and to develop and promote technologies that transform the cable customer experience. Cable customers benefit significantly from the development and widespread acceptance of standards-based approaches such as DLNA and we are pleased to actively serve as a Promoter Member."

Also Monday, DLNA announced two other new Promoter Members: DTS, a provider of audio technology; and networked consumer storage manufacturer Promise Technology.

The three new members join 26 other DLNA Promoter Members, which include AT&T, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Comcast, DirecTV, Dolby Laboratories, Intel, Motorola, Rovi, Samsung, Sony, Technicolor, Toshiba and Verizon.

Promoter Members, appointed by the DLNA board of directors, lead more than 245 member companies in supporting networked interoperability among DLNA-certified devices. To date, more than 8,500 devices have been DLNA certified including mobile phones, digital cameras, PCs and laptops, printers and televisions.