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January 12, 2009

Philips, Nokia Enhance Experience of Connected Devices in the Home Environment

Nokia and Philips have joined hands to bring consumers the ultimate user-friendly home experience supported by the DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) protocol. The companies have optimized Nokia Home Media Solution and Philips (News - Alert) Streamium products to give consumers a simple, seamless, and interactive out-of-the-box experience.

The Philips Streamium wireless audio products allow users to stream music from their mobile devices or from another DLNA-enabled device like a PC. Users can control the Philips wireless audio systems with their Nokia (News - Alert) mobile device 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,” said Richard French (News - Alert), director, head of New Businesses, Nokia. He believes this collaboration will help eliminate the guesswork customers do while buying compatible devices for their home network and enjoy hassle-free connectivity.
More consumers prefer listening to music on mobile phones but like to listen to their music via their normal stereos when they come home, explained 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,” said Vaartjes.
The Nokia Connected Home, a set of Home Media applications and services, allows Nokia mobile users to enjoy their digital music, photos and videos through TV and stereos wirelessly at home. The services can be used through 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.

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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