A growing number of digital media devices for home entertainment are receiving DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certification. According to a new study from ABI Research, nearly 200 million such products shipped in 2008; that number will rise to more than 300 million in 2012, and the growth curve accelerates even faster in the years that follow.
As of today, ABI said that more than 5500 devices, including products bearing many famous brand names, have received the DLNA seal of approval. Digital TVs are a huge part of the growth, with more than 170 TVs certified in the first six months of 2009 alone.
ABI said the next phase of the market will see increased participation by broadband service providers, with set-top boxes and gateways playing an important role.
to Daily News