Digital living network alliance (DLNA) home networked device interoperability guidelines – Part 5: DLNA Device Profile guidelines IEC
|Publication Date:||1 October 2013|
|ICS Code (Networking):||35.110|
|ICS Code (Multilayer applications):||35.100.05|
|ICS Code (Audio, video and audiovisual engineering):||33.160|
This part of IEC 62481 specifies guidelines that define various DLNA Device Profiles. A Device Profile is a collection of DLNA capabilities and features within a DLNA device. A device is compliant with a Device Profile, when it conforms to all the guidelines listed for that Device Profile.
In practice, Device Profiles reference existing optional or recommended DLNA guidelines, that enable certain features, and make those DLNA guidelines mandatory within the context of a Device Profile. A Device Profile may also provide some additional guidelines that complement or modify existing DLNA guidelines for a feature.
A particular type of the DLNA Device Profile is the Commercial Video Profile (CVP). A CVP Device Profile is an extension of the DLNA guidelines that allows content from service providers and multichannel video programming distributers to be distributed on the DLNA network. DLNA Commercial Video Profiles (CVPs) are defined as Device Profiles that consistently enable commercial content that enters the home network through a gateway device via an interface to a commercial content service provider. Since different regions of the world have different requirements for commercial content, multiple CVPs are defined.