DLNA Certification Updates | March 2017

This newsletter brings you information on the DLNA Test Tools, Golden Devices and DLNA documents for DLNA testing and certification.

The DLNA Test Tools and Golden Devices are now available through SpireSpark International. DLNA Membership is no longer required, and there is no longer a $10,000 membership fee.

NEW! Golden DMP/DMR is now available

The Golden DMP/DMR is now available for purchase. Companies can contact DCA to purchase their device.

The Golden DMP/DMR is a fully functional DMP and DMR device that supports all certifiable DLNA media format profiles. All Trickmodes operations and methods can be easily configured to test different use cases in your server and controller devices.

Some snapshots of the Golden DMP/DMR :

 Fully configurable Trickmodes and operations for all media format profiles

Fully configurable Trickmodes and operations for all media format profiles

 Configurable features

Configurable features

 Configurable methods per media playback

Configurable methods per media playback

 

Additional Features

  • Supports IPv6
  • Supports search content functionality

 

DLNA Test Tools

Former DLNA members who already have access to the CTT, MCVT and LPTT, and whose licenses have not expired, can continue to use their tools until their expiry.

The DLNA Test Tool versions to use for certification are:

CTT v2.0.4.4, MCVT v3.0.3.9 and LPTT v2.0.37

If your Test Tool keys have expired as your DLNA membership has expired, or if your company was not a former DLNA member, you can purchase the Test Tools by paying a Test Tool fee. There is no longer a $10,000 membership fee required.

To purchase access to the DLNA Test Tools, review the prices and packages. Please send an email to DCA requesting an invoice for the tools and packages that fit your needs. 

The DLNA Test Tools are no longer available for download on the DLNA website. Please contact DCA  if you require the Test Tools.

 

Golden Devices

The complete package of Golden Devices – Golden DMP/DMR, Golden DMS and Golden DMC – are now available for purchase.

The Golden Devices are the main devices used in DLNA Certification Interoperability testing at the Independent Certification Vendors (ICVs).

To purchase access to the Golden Devices, review the prices and packages. Please send an email to DCA requesting an invoice for the devices and packages that fit your needs. 

 

DLNA Certification

Companies no longer need to pay a membership fee for DLNA certification. Any company can certify by sending their device to the DLNA ICVs.

Please find the DLNA Certification Pricing here: https://spirespark.com/dlna/certification-pricing/

The DLNA Certification Tests are the same as in the past and consist of the Test Tools, Interoperability and Small Network Tests.

Companies can download all DLNA documentation, including the DLNA Certification Test Plan, Certification Process document, from the Web Certification System (WCS).

Please contact DCA to obtain access to the WCS.

 

DLNA Certification Documents

Companies can access all the DLNA Certification Documents, including the Certification Test Plan, Certification Process, Tool Known Issue Lists, Test Bed Matrix and the Content File list by logging into their WCS account https://certification.dlna.org/documents.aspx

Please contact DCA to obtain access to the WCS.

 

DLNA Test Bed Matrix

Companies can download the latest Test Bed Matrix v5_0_1 from WCS.

The old Test Bed matrix v4_1_1 can be used until June 16th 2017.

The Golden DMP/DMR will replace the Cyberlink DMP/DMR in Certification Testing.

 

SpireSpark QA Services

The DLNA Conformance Test Tool (CTT) and Media Capabilities Verification Tool (MCVT) tests can be automated to be run without manual intervention. Companies interested in setting up Automation can contact SpireSpark DCA for assistance.

Companies may contact SpireSpark for any other QA assistance. SpireSpark staff are qualified and equipped to support you with any of your QA needs.

 

Please direct your questions or comments on this newsletter to dca@spirespark.com or nisha@spirespark.com.

 

Nisha Bhaskaran

SpireSpark Certification Program Manager