Ericsson, Sony and Sony Ericsson will demonstrate the possibilities of new multimedia experiences between mobile handsets and home network devices.
The demonstration will take place at Broadband World Forum in Berlin October 8-11. The combination of technologies based on IMS and DLNA standards will enable consumers to access innovative multimedia services anywhere, anytime and on any device.
Now, the collaborative partnership includes Sony Ericsson, bringing together three important areas – consumer electronics, telecom networks and mobile phone devices – to address a complete ecosystem.
Ericsson, Sony and Sony Ericsson are developing, prototyping and exploiting an interworking solution that will connect Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) based consumer devices to IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) based services via gateways based on the Home IMS Gateway concept.
This solution allows consumers to enjoy new multimedia experiences between mobile and home networked devices, empowering the access, control and sharing of content stored at home using any device anywhere, as well as communication services such as presence and messaging.
“Ericsson is once again playing the role of innovator, driving the standardization of IMS at the same time that electronic companies develops their DLNA standardization. Ericsson makes sure that harmonization and collaboration takes place so that operators can maximize the huge potential of IMS, and consumers enjoy a richer multimedia experience. Our partnership with Sony and Sony Ericsson is evolving and will provide further benefits to the multimedia industry,” said Jan Wäreby, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Multimedia, Ericsson.
“The interworking of IMS and DLNA introduces users to new ways of communication with the possibility of enjoying and sharing rich multimedia content anytime, anywhere, on any device and with anyone. At Sony Ericsson we strive to energize the experience of communication,” said Rikko Sakaguchi, Senior Vice President, Head of Portfolio & Propositions, Sony Ericsson.
At the Broadband World Forum, the three companies will demonstrate IPTV, remote media access and place-shift TV services. In the demonstration a Sony prototype TV connects into Ericsson’s IMS-based service backend and IPTV Core via a home server (SIP-to-DLNA interworking) and the Home IMS Gateway. Mobile media access and remote place-shift control will be demonstrated on a Sony Ericsson P1 mobile phone.