Wi-Fi Direct Tags Along with DLNA

The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) has announced the inclusion of Wi-Fi certified Wi-Fi Direct platform in to its interoperability guidelines. Wi-Fi Direct allows Wi-Fi devices in a home, office or hotspot network to connect with each other.

DLNA said that the technology will build on the extensive portfolio of Wi-Fi certified devices supported by DLNA in order to provide a high level of connectivity to consumers.

"Worldwide demand for interoperable, security-protected Wi-Fi products has grown exponentially in recent years, and the device-to-device usages enabled by Wi-Fi Direct are fundamental to digital home usages for Wi-Fi," said Edgar Figueroa, CEO of Wi-Fi Alliance.

"Wi-Fi continues to evolve and to enhance the connected consumer experience. The incorporation of Wi-Fi Direct into the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines will aid the proliferation of Wi-Fi Direct in today's connected home." he added.

Mobile devices especially smartphones that come with support for DLNA and Wi-Fi certification for connectivity are expected to increase through 2016, a new research by ABI had revealed. Using DLNA, users are able to stream media on their smartphones and tablets like music, videos and photos to TVs that support DLNA connectivity. The technology is also used to connect smartphones with wireless speakers.

Find the press release here.