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Amol Bhagwat of CableLabs® Elected to DLNA Board of Directors
PORTLAND, Ore., April 5, 2011 — The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) today announced that Amol Bhagwat, senior architect at CableLabs®, has joined the Alliance’s Board of Directors. As an elected director, Bhagwat will join the current representatives from Broadcom, Intel, Microsoft, Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and Technicolor tasked with overseeing the development of standards that promote sharing of content across networked consumer electronics, PC and mobile products, regardless of manufacturer.
“DLNA is committed to working with service providers to bring premium commercial video to products in the digital home,” said Nidhish Parikh, chairman and president of DLNA. “CableLabs is a DLNA Promoter Member and their work within the Alliance and the cable industry demonstrates their dedication to the evolution of cable networks, services and operations.”
CableLabs is a non-profit research and development consortium that helps its cable system operator members pursue and implement the latest technical advancements. It is committed to being the world’s premier technology organization delivering innovation to the cable industry. CableLabs has had a significant impact on the industry’s development and on the global deployment of broadband. Prominent technology projects include DOCSIS® for high speed Internet access and broadband, PacketCable™ for digital voice and multimedia and Cable Information Services (CIS).
“CableLabs strongly believes in the development and widespread adoption of market-based standards approaches such as DLNA,” said Amol Bhagwat. “As a leader in commercial and consumer cable technologies, CableLabs shares DLNA’s vision for the delivery of high value content to an interoperable network of connected consumer products. In my role on the DLNA Board of Directors, I look forward to working to promote the Alliance’s ongoing commitment to facilitate various forms of premium commercial content over the DLNA network and extending the Alliance’s vision for the fully connected home.”
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Members of Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) share a vision of an interoperable network of personal computers (PC), consumer electronics (CE), mobile devices and service providers in and beyond the home, enabling a seamless environment for sharing and growing new digital media and content services. Founded in 2003, the group established and maintains a platform of interoperability based on open and established industry standards that, when used by manufacturers will support the sharing of media through wired or wireless networks. More than 200 multi-industry companies from around the world have joined DLNA, committing the time and resources necessary to achieve their vision. DLNA’s Promoter Members include: ACCESS, AT&T, AwoX, Broadcom, CableLabs, Cisco, Comcast, DIRECTV, DTS, Dolby Laboratories, Ericsson, HP, Huawei, Intel, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, PROMISE Technology, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Technicolor and Verizon. Additional information about the Alliance, its participating companies and membership benefits is available at www.dlna.org.