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UPnP and DLNA—Standardizing the Networked Home
In-Stat/MDR, July 2010, Pages: 41
UPnP and DLNA are the most significant frameworks for in-home media sharing among consumer devices. DLNA and UPnP have significant industry support with technology and consumer electronic giants, including Intel, Microsoft, and Sony among the leadership of both the UPnP Forum and the DLNA with hundreds of technology and content providers as members.
Through the inclusion of DLNA in Windows 7, In-Stat expects significant growth in the UPnP and DLNA market, with more than 1 billion units of DLNA-certified devices shipping annually by 2014. DLNA will see its largest volume in handsets, PCs, and digital televisions, based on the large volume of those device types annually shipped.
This report includes forecasts through 2014 of UPnP and DLNA devices by device type. Forecasted segments include: PVRs, STBs, DVD players and recorders, Blu-ray players/recorders, games consoles, digital media players, digital TVs, photo frames, cameras, storage, PCs, handsets, routers, and residential gateways.
UPnP and DLNA Enabling the Multimedia Home Network
UPnP Market Overview
UPnP Technology Overview
UPnP Device Types
Worldwide UPnP Device Forecasts
Future of UPnP
DLNA Technology Overview
Digital Rights Management
The Importance of Windows 7
DLNA Device Types
Worldwide DLNA Device Forecasts
Future of DLNA
List of Tables
List of Figures
Related In-Stat Reports
List of Tables
Table 1. UPnP Member Companies (Leadership)
Table 2. UPnP Servers, Players, and Controllers (Units in Thousands)
Table 3. Worldwide UPnP-Certified Device Shipments by Device Type, 2009–2014 (Units in Thousands)
Table 4. DLNA Leadership Members
Table 5. DLNA Media Formats for Home Devices
Table 6. DLNA Media Formats for Mobile/Handheld Devices
Table 7. DLNA Device Types
Table 8. DLNA Servers, Players, and Controllers (Units in Thousands)
Table 9. Worldwide DLNA-Certified Device Shipments by Device Type, 2009–2014 (Units in Thousands)
Table 10. UPnP Member Companies
Table 11. DLNA Contributing Members
List of Figures
Figure 1. Worldwide UPnP and DLNA Unit Shipments, 2009–2014 (in Millions)
Figure 2. Consumer Familiarity With DLNA
Figure 3. Importance of DLNA Features in Consumer Electronic Purchases
Figure 4. Consumer Usage of Consumer Electronics Products that Include DLNA Features
Figure 5. What Consumers Do With Their Devices That Have DLNA Features
Figure 6. DLNA Interoperability Layers
Figure 7. Number of Microsoft PCs per Household
Figure 8. DLNA Device Types, 2009 vs. 2014
DLNA Device Shipments to Rise to Over One Billion Units with Digital Photo Frames the Fastest Growing DLNA-Enabled Device Type
The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) and UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) are key standards to enable consumer electronic devices to connect seamlessly across vendors for data sharing, communications, and entertainment. Despite current low consumer awareness, shipments of DLNA-enabled devices will surpass a billion units by 2014, up from several hundred million in 2009, reports In-Stat. Blu-Ray Players/Recorders will ship over 85 million DLNA-enabled in 2014. The fastest growth is expected in the photo frames category. While less than 1 million units shipped in 2009, In-Stat expects over 33 million DLNA-enabled digital photo frames to ship in 2014.
“Including DLNA in Windows 7 is a key market driver,” says Norm Bogen, In-Stat analyst. “However, adoption of UPnP and DLNA is broader than just PCs. Handsets and digital televisions join PCs as the product segments that will see significant increases in total annual DLNA shipments over the next 5 years.”
Recent research by In-Stat found the following:
- Handsets, PCs, and digital televisions will account for 74% of the DLNA market.
- Devices that act as “media servers”, including PCs, storage, routers, and gateways, are the largest category of UPnP device shipments.
- Consumer awareness of DLNA is low. Only 6% of In-Stat survey respondents were very or somewhat familiar with “DLNA”.
Recent In-Stat 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.
This research is part of In-Stat’s Connected Digital Home service, which provides comprehensive analysis and forecasts of the worldwide connected digital home and home networking market, including infrastructure, networked media devices, features, semiconductors, applications, and consumer perspectives.