NetFront™ Living Connect

Market-Leading DLNA Technology Component™ Solution for Multiscreen Media Sharing on Consumer Electronics and Home Networks

NetFront™ Living Connect is a market-leading 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.

NetFront™ Living Connect has achieved an extensive track record of successful DLNA Certified® device deployments 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 and a flexible modularity that allow it to function with any OS or CPU while also providing for easy customization.

NetFront Living Connect is packed with features that ensure that ACCESS can provide device manufacturers, content providers and ultimately end-users with services that provide comprehensive support for even the very latest DLNA standards. The combination of ACCESS’ NetFront™ Browser and NetFront Living Connect provides a turnkey, commercially deployable solution that supports Premium Video profile with the DLNA Remote User Interface standard.

Benefits

Pay TV Service Provider

  • Enables new business models
  • Multi-room viewing via standardized technology
  • Provides cost savings by leveraging robust DLNA specs
  • One-stop solution for operators
  • Modular architecture supports Quad-play multi-screen
  • Provides Premium Video distribution using DTCP-IP Link Layer and proprietary CA/DRM

Device Manufacturers

  • Shorter time-to-market with integration-ready Software Development Kit
  • Full-featured DLNA and home networking solution
  • Future-proof with support for advanced DLNA use cases
  • Market-proven and commercially deployed

Automotive Market

  • Enables media-sharing in the car
  • Connects personal devices to car infotainment systems
  • Allows streaming of media from rear to front seat

Consumers

  • Supports approved access to content on mobile devices (e.g. browse photos or music while sitting on sofa)
  • Includes DLNA Certified® application to control DTVs, set-top boxes and other devices
  • Allows photo-sharing over the local Wi-Fi® network
  • Enables immediate printing from mobile devices or DTVs without installing printer drivers

New Features

Premium Video-Sharing
DLNA® Premium Video enables delivery of television programs and movies to DLNA Certified® products. With DLNA Premium Video, service providers can allow consumers to stream their favorite television programs and movies to DLNA Certified® products such as digital televisions, tablets, mobile phones, Blu-ray disc players and video game consoles.

Cloud Content Plug-ins
ACCESS has developed a new plug-in interface for its NetFront™ Living Connect solution to enable content businesses to more easily take advantage of cloud-based content distribution and services, one of the most important trends in today’s media environment. The Cloud Content plug-in integrates with ACCESS’ NetFront™ Living Connect to ensure that operators can quickly and easily deliver OTT content to any DLNA device.

Advanced Media-Processing Engine
Reflecting the market reality of the availability of several different video/audio codecs and corresponding container formats, NetFront Living Connect comes with a new media processing and transcoding engine that supports more than 120 different file and container formats. With support for all common file formats NetFront Living Connect also dramatically improves media indexing performance, providing a significantly better user experience.

Beyond DLNA
NetFront Living Connect is ready for Windows® 7 and 8 logo program certification for NetMedia Server and includes compliance with Xbox® Media Player. For a better user experience, NetFront Living Connect supports subtitle distribution and provides transcoding capabilities.

Advantages

Optimized for Embedded Information Appliances
NetFront Living Connect was designed from its initial planning stage as an optimal solution for resource-limited embedded environments. Its high portability, which allows it to function with any OS or CPU, also means that it can be seamlessly embedded in a wide variety of devices.

Linking With ACCESS Technology
By integrating with ACCESS’ NetFront™ Browser (which includes support for HTML5, CE-HTML), ACCESS MyTV™ OTT Solution or NetFront™ Media Player, NetFront Living Connect can be deployed as a total turnkey solution.

Next Generation DLNA
NetFront Living Connect includes Commercial Video Profile (CVP-2) including HTML5 Remote User Interface, DTCP-IP Content protection, has extensive support of media types and supports next generation DLNA standards like Premium Video playback and distribution.

Interoperable and Modular
NetFront Living Connect’s porting layer layer allows  easy Integration with CAS/DRM and is adaptable to a wide variety of hardware and OS environments. Best interoperability is ensured via extensive testing against hundreds of consumer devices and applications.

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Multiscreen and the challenge of connected entertainment

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