CES 2009: Philips and Nokia to boost interoperability with DLNA

Imagine a world where you play your mobile music on your home stereo, where you control your music devices with your mobile, where digital content flies between your home devices and your phone.

This is the world that Nokia and Philips are building. Taking the next steps towards making this vision a reality, Nokia and Philips announce a new collaboration to bring consumers the ultimate user-friendly home experience supported by the DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) protocol.

Nokia Home Media Solution and Philips Streamium products are optimized to give consumers a simple, seamless, and interactive out-of-the-box experience. The Philips Streamium wireless audio products will let users stream music from their mobile devices or from another DLNA-enabled device like a PC in order to enjoy the music at home. With their Nokia mobile device, users can control the Philips wireless audio systems and interact with their music that’s stored on their phone, on their PC or on the audio device.

“Working with Philips, we can simplify the ‘connected home’ experience,” says Richard French, director, head of New Businesses, Nokia. “When people are shopping for new devices, we want to eliminate the guesswork in buying compatible devices for their home network and help them enjoy hassle-free connectivity.”

“We know consumers are increasingly listening to music on mobile phones. However, when they come home, they prefer listening to their music via their normal stereos. We therefore consider a seamless experience between Nokia multimedia devices and Philips Streamium home audio a vital element to deliver simplicity to our consumers,” said Wiebo Vaartjes, General Manager, Audio, Video & Multimedia Applications, at Philips Consumer Lifestyle.  “We are therefore proud to announce this collaboration with Nokia, comprising the next step in our commitment to truly deliver and promote the interoperability between our products via the open DLNA standard.”

Nokia Home Media Solution:
The Nokia Connected Home is a set of Home Media applications and services allowing Nokia mobile users to enjoy their digital music, photos and videos through TV and stereos wirelessly at home. All you need is a compatible Nokia Nseries multimedia device, a wireless network solution and a compatible PC or a supported UPnP/DLNA media renderer or server, such as a television, home stereo system or a gaming console. The Nokia Home Media solution is now available on millions of Nseries devices, including the Nokia N96 and Nokia N95 8GB.

Philips Streamium
Philips innovative wireless music devices empower music lovers to free their digital music from the confines of a PC or a personal CD collection, and effortlessly stream the music throughout their entire home or work space. Today this range of Streamium products includes the Philips Wireless Music Center (WACS7500) with its satellites, the wireless music station (WAS6050), and the Philips Network Music  Players (NP1100, NP2500 and NP2900). All models of the Philips Network Music Players’ range easily integrate into an existing wireless network and stream Internet radio as well as music from the PC wirelessly to any room in the house.

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