July 13, 2010 00:01 ET

In-Stat Says, DLNA and UPnP Kick-Start In-Home Media Networking With Windows 7 Release

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) -  Support for DLNA in Windows 7 will spark significant growth in Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) and Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) technology, which is used to make in-home media sharing easier, reports In-Stat ( Shipments of DLNA-enabled devices will surpass a billion units by 2014, up from several hundred million in 2009. Attached rates for UPnP are also growing and will slightly exceed those of DLNA.

UPnP enables devices from multiple vendors to communicate with one another. DLNA builds upon UPnP to provide interoperability of media across devices.

"While UPnP and DLNA are seeing increased adoption and unit shipments, it may take several years before large numbers of consumers use the technology," says Norm Bogen, In-Stat analyst. "The number of consumers who realize they have this functionality and understand its implications continues to be very low."

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

  • Handsets, PCs, and digital televisions will account for 74% of the DLNA market. 
  • Over 85 million DLNA-enabled Blu-Ray Players/Recorders will ship in 2014.
  • Digital media controllers make up the smallest volume of UPnP shipments compared to Digital media servers and Digital media players, however, accounts for the largest growth area.

The research, "UPnP and DLNA -- Standardizing the Networked Home" (#IN1004647RC), covers the worldwide market for UPnP and DLNA. It includes:

  • Examination of UPnP and DLNA technology and markets.
  • Forecasts of UPnP and DLNA units shipments by device type through 2014.
  • Analysis of digital rights management issues impacting the technology.
  • Examination of the effect of Windows 7 on the UPnP and DLNA markets.

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About In-Stat

In-Stat's market intelligence combines technical, market and end-user research and database models to analyze the Mobile Internet and Digital Entertainment ecosystems. Our insights are derived from a deep understanding of technology impacts, nearly 30 years of history in research and consulting, and direct relationships with leading players in each of our core markets.

Contact Information

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    VP Research, Digital Entertainment
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