Market-Leading DLNA Technology Component™ Solution for Multiscreen Media Sharing on Consumer Electronics and Home Networks
NetFront™ Living Connect is a market-leading technology, based on Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Technology Component™ solution that enables Pay TV operators and device manufacturers to quickly and efficiently implement multiroom and multiscreen services. NetFront™ Living Connect can be deployed on set-top boxes, digital TVs, home gateways, smart phones, tablets, digital cameras, network attached storage (NAS) boxes and more.
By applying NetFront™ Living Connect technology an extensive track record of successful DLNA Certified® device deployments has been achieved on a variety of consumer electronic devices offered by leading manufacturers in markets throughout the world. NetFront™ Living Connect is optimized for embedded devices and features high portability as well as flexible modularity, allows easy customization and supports almost any OS or CPU.
NetFront™ Living Connect provides all the necessary features for enabling robust media sharing devices and services for device manufacturers, content providers and naturally end-users. Furthermore, the combination of ACCESS’ NetFront™ Browser solutions and NetFront™ Living Connect provides link layer protection based on DLNA VidiPath (CVP-2) technology.
[pdf] NetFront Living Connect brochure (PDF: 826KB)
ACCESS and Verimatrix Pay-TV Connected Home Solution whitepaper available for download
With DLNA CVP-2 Premium Video sharing and link layer protection, service providers can offer consumers the ability to stream their favorite television programs and movies to DLNA Certified® products such as digital televisions, tablets, smart phones, Blu-ray disc players and video game consoles. Verimatrix and ACCESS together meet the challenge of securing the TV Everywhere environment in order to facilitate content licensing and, ultimately, to maximize the content monetization potential and subscriber ARPU by providing a unique architecture, combining DRM and DLNA and thus bridging the pay-TV and CE universes.
Download the Pay-TV Connected Home Solution whitepaper here.
As a DLNA Promoter member, ACCESS plays a leading role in accelerating the launch of products that meet the advanced DLNA guidelines. Additional information about DLNA is available on the DLNA website. To view videos demonstrating DLNA use cases, please go to the DLNA video channel.
|Operators & Content Owners
Optimized for Embedded Information Appliances
NetFront™ Living Connect was designed from its initial planning stage as an optimal solution for resource-limited embedded environments. This has been proved by porting it to a widely deployed device list, using many different OS and CPU combinations.
Security extensions for DLNA
NetFront™ Living Connect can be extended by Commercial Video Profile (CVP-2) including HTML5 Remote User Interface and DTCP-IP Content protection. Hence, based on DLNA VidiPath it enables the delivery of television programs and movies to VidiPath certified devices. Service provider can allow consumers to stream their favorite television programs and movies to Consumer Electronic devices such as Smart TV, Tablets, STB and PC’s. VidiPath is using HTML5 Remote User Interface technology to provide a consistent user experience across multiple screens. By amending additional CA/DRM technologies and extending it by ACCESS Twine™, secured media sharing across all levels of security to the latest studios’ requirements can be realized.
Linking With ACCESS Technology
NetFront™ Living Connect easily integrates with ACCESS’ NetFront™ Browser solutions and can be perfectly extended with ACCESS Twine™ Multiscreen technology to leverage the full power of a flexible and portable media solution across multiple devices e.g., from homes to cars. Hence, cloud content and social media communities can be easily integrated to the combined feature set of ACCESS’ solutions.
NetFront™ Living Connect overview
Software Development Kit (SDK) for
- Digital Media Server
- Digital Media Controller
- Digital Media Player
- Digital Media Renderer
Supported devices: Set-Top boxes (STB), digital TVs, home gateways, smartphones, tablets, network attached storages (NAS), personal computers, etc.
Operating Systems: Embedded Linux®, Google® Android, Apple® iOS™, Microsoft® Windows®, etc.
(Platform requirement or provided by ACCESS)
|Media Processing Engine (MPE)
DMS Standard Features
DMS Media Center Features
(Example for Linux® OS)
The application footprint is dependent on the target platform and compile options. The figures below can be taken as an example for a Linux build. Figures include SQLite library, EXPAT, ijgjpeg lib, FFMPEG dynamically linked* (DMP, DMR, DMC command-line application without Mediaplayer).
* Typically the flash requirement for FFMPEG is 2.0 MB. The actual size depends on the compile options. (A 30% variance is possible.)
RAM Memory Requirements
(Example for Linux OS)
Multi Language and Embedded* Subtitles Support (Not specified by DLNA)