|[April 15, 2014]
DLNA® Member Achievements Commended
PORTLAND, Ore. --(Business Wire)--
Living Network Alliance® (DLNA®) today
announced it has awarded 10 Members with DLNA Outstanding Contribution
Awards for work completed in 2013. The winners were from DLNA Member
companies Access, AT&T, CableLabs, CEWIT Korea, Intel, Panasonic (News - Alert),
Samsung, Sony and Telecom Italia.
"The 2013 Outstanding Contribution Award recipients epitomize the types
of individuals responsible for helping DLNA achieve its goals," said
Donna Moore, DLNA executive director. "The Alliance continues to
flourish due to its members' expertise, and specifically because of the
contributions and efforts of award winners such as these."
DLNA award winners are nominated by their DLNA peers for exemplary
efforts towards the fulfillment of DLNA's mission, whether through
exceptional committee performance or for leadership in reaching a
principal DLNA goal. Nominees must be vetted and approved by the DLNA
Board of Directors before their awards are bestowed. The 2013 award
winners played a particularly significant role as the organization
prepared to release CVP-2 Guidelines earlier this year, enhancing and
extending the digital lifestyle by enabling consumers to enjoy their
service providers' full subscriber experiences on many different screens
in the home. This year's winners also were instrumental in driving the
many ongoing DLNA programs and initiatives that have enabled the
organization to create one of the world's largest ecosystems of
interoperable networked entertainment and media devices.
Honorees described their contributions and commitment to the DLNA
organization as follows:
Boris Wang, sales manager, Access:
"As the China Task Force Chair, with support from ACCESS, I organized
two major seminars aimed at increasing DLNA's influence in China,
especially among mid-small manufactures.�I also helped to arrange
meetings between the Alliance and China-targeted operators, governmental
departments and other customers. As a software company,�ACCESS provides
the latest DLNA solutions to the market,�and our reputation has been
greatly increased through DLNA marketing activities in China."
Barbara Stark, lead member of the technical staff, AT&T
"AT&T is proud to be working with DLNA towards a future where consumers
can effortlessly access content from any device. I am honored to be
recognized for my contributions to the Alliance and look forward to
continuing the work."
Ryan Chiang, senior standardization lead, CableLabs:
"CableLabs, working closely with DLNA Members from the service provider
and consumer electronics communities, is proud to have contributed to
the development ofthe DLNA CVP-2 Guidelines published earlier this
year. The Guidelines enable delivery of premium cable content to a wide
variety of consumer devices, such as televisions, tablets, game
consoles, Blu-ray players, and HDMI sticks. CableLabs is a member of the
DLNA Board of Directors, and has hosted several DLNA Plugfest events to
promote the interoperability of DLNA CVP-2 products under development.
It is my honor to be recognized by the Alliance for contributions to the
Ilchul Yoon, senior research assistant, CEWIT
"CEWIT Korea has been working on sharing DLNA technologies and
membership benefits to small/medium-sized companies in Korea. I am very
grateful to be recognized for our contributions to expanding DLNA's
Korean community, and also look forward to continuing the collaboration
with DLNA as we reach out to non-members and show them the benefits of
joining the Alliance."
Richard Bardini, system engineer, Intel:
"As a long-time DLNA member, Intel (News - Alert) has seen how DLNA's Guidelines and
Certification Program are key to device interoperability in the home for
consumers. I was pleased to be a part of an important low-power
initiative, overseeing a program to update the UPnP specifications in
this area so we could extend the DLNA Guidelines and preserve baseline
device interoperability without fragmenting the UPnP ecosystem with DLNA
vendor extensions. I am humbly honored for being recognized by DLNA's
Board with an Outstanding Contribution Award for this activity."
Rebekka Porath, CE technology policy manager, Intel:
"Intel has been engaged with DLNA for more than a decade. DLNA's
Guidelines and Certification Program are vital to realizing the vision
of enabling consumers to enjoy 'any content, anywhere, and on any
device.' I am proud that my company has been part of taking yet another
step towards this vision with my contribution to DLNA's continuing
efforts to optimize media interoperability, and am delighted to be
recognized by DLNA's Board with an Outstanding Contribution Award."
Sunil Sreedharan, project manager, Sony:
"DLNA is all about interoperability. The key to interoperability is a
very strong test and certification program, and I am happy to have
contributed to this important work within DLNA. I am thankful to the
Alliance for recognizing my contributions and look forward to making
continuing contributions to the DLNA ecosystem."
Raffaele de Peppe, industry relations and cross business initiatives, Telecom
"This recognition of my contribution as European Task Force Chair is to
be shared with all the many other individuals and companies who joined
forces with me to make DLNA a more significant brand in the European
market. Collectively, this group has participated in the most
significant industry events as proud DLNA speakers, and contributed to
sales force training events and many other activities. Telecom Italia,
like other European companies, strongly supports DLNA as an enabling
force in the consumer electronics space, driving interoperability and
ease of use for consumers who want to share and enjoy personal and
premium content delivered through broadband technologies."
Additional award recipients were: Hirokazu Ishikawa, manager, Panasonic;
and Yoori Lee, engineer, Samsung.
The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a technology standards
organization driven to build industry consensus to advance the
interoperability of products in consumers' connected homes. Founded in
2003 with a current membership of more than 250 companies, this unique
multi-industry collaboration continues to implement an innovative set of
guidelines utilized by service providers, electronics manufacturers, and
software developers to provide consistent performance in a connected
home environment. Consumers can share and enjoy personal and premium
content, regardless of manufacturer, on a wide variety of products
including mobile devices, PCs, set top boxes, AV receivers, game
consoles, TVs and more. DLNA has also created a robust certification
program which tests and verifies the interoperability of products built
to its standards, ensuring consumers that devices branded with the DLNA
Certified mark will successfully connect and exchange content.
Additional information about the Alliance is available at www.dlna.org.
Find the Alliance on Facebook (News - Alert) at www.facebook.com/dlnacertified
or on Twitter (News - Alert) @DLNA.
DLNA's leading member companies include ACCESS, ARRIS, AwoX, Broadcom,
CableLabs, Comcast, Dolby Laboratories, DTS, Intel, LG, Microsoft,
Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Time Warner (News - Alert) Cable and Verizon.
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