Press Release

Advanced IP-STB Reference Design powered by Oregan Media Browser achieves DLNA 1.5 certification and DLNA Testbed Device Status

London – 3rd October, 2008 – Oregan Networks, an embedded media browser company, has announced a successful industry-first certification and availability of its Digital Media Player (DMP) reference design, as per Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA®) Home Networked Interoperability Guidelines, v1.5, supporting High Definition WMV-9 and mobile H.264 video codecs, along with other baseline media format requirements. In addition, the company has achieved the status of DLNA 1.5 Testbed Reference Device, which is to be utilised by DLNA members and Independent Certification Vendors (ICVs) during future plugfests and as part of the consortium’s generic certification process.

Oregan’s reference device implements the latest technologies encompassed by DLNA standards, building on the success of a plethora of 3,000 devices from a multitude of leading industry brands, currently bearing the DLNA hallmark of interoperability.

The Oregan Media Browser solution has passed rigorous testing to ensure that it delivers the full value of interoperability to its downstream customers represented by Multiple Service Operators and Consumer Electronics brands. The device is certified as a Digital Media Player (DMP) and supports the following popular use cases:

  • Discovery and playback of commercial and personal images, audio and video content;
  • Rendering of images, audio and video content, “pushed” or served by mobile Servers and Control Point devices, including mobile phones and networked Digital Cameras.

DLNA announced the expansion of its Certification and Logo Program in October 2007, as part of the ongoing effort to create an “any device, any content, any network” interoperability ecosystem. Version 1.5 of the DLNA guidelines includes mobile devices whose interests are represented within the alliance by key industry stakeholders: Sony Ericsson, Nokia and Motorola.

Since the inception of DLNA, Oregan has been an active contributor to, and promoter of concepts of interoperability between the full spectrum of home entertainment, media creation and storage device classes. The company has been a market leader in development of middleware for fast design and roll-out of connected Consumer Electronics, fulfilling the role of a facilitator in transitioning of home media sharing devices from the new, high-end category into the mainstream, affordable appliances that can share content and “just work” together.

Milya Timergaleyeva, Oregan’s VP of Marketing said “Transition to interoperable home networking and any-time entertainment is somewhat akin to the colour TV revolution in the 50s - 60s, in the way it enriches the possibilities of consuming media and in the inevitability of ubiquitous connectivity becoming a part of our every day lives.  Oregan pledges to continue its contribution to future versions of DLNA’s guidelines for interoperability and design excellence, as it adds features for delivery of web and broadcast services.”

Please visit www.dlna.org to view complete listings of certified media formats.


About Oregan Networks Ltd

Oregan Networks provides lightweight media browser solutions for retail consumer electronics and carrier grade IPTV appliances, enabling delivery and sharing of Internet video, music and photos. Since incorporation in 1997, over 3 million units of Oregan’s software have been licensed to leading global brands, including Sony Computer Entertainment, Philips Consumer Electronics and NTT. The company’s headquarters and primary R&D center are located in London UK, with branch offices in USA, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.


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Oregan Networks, Oregan and Oregan Media Browser are trademarks of Oregan Networks Ltd. DLNA®, the DLNA Logo and DLNA CERTIFIED™ are trademarks, service marks, or certification marks of the Digital Living Network Alliance. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.


For Oregan Press and Public Relations, please contact:

Milya Timergaleyeva
Oregan Networks Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)20 8846 0993
Fax: +44 (0)20 8846 0999
press@oregan.net