Novatel 2372 MiFi Gets DLNA

Novatel Wireless has clinched DLNA certification for the MiFi 2372, turning the portable 3G hotspot into a mini media server and the DLNA Server functionality can share content stored on a microSD card to nearby smartphones, notebooks and WiFi-compatible HDTVs, for seamless sharing of digital media across multiple platforms……


Novatel Wireless,a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions announced that it has been granted certification from the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) for its MiFi 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot.The MiFi DLNA Server resides on the MiFi 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot and runs on the MiFi OS as an application to provide simple, hassle-free media sharing. The MiFi DLNA Server enables users to browse, play and share movies, music and photos anywhere, anytime, on any DLNA-compatible device. Users effortlessly access their media stored on a microSDHC card inserted in the MiFi device, stream to their screen of choice, and enjoy.


“The DLNA CERTIFIED MiFi 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot improves the end user experience by allowing mobile access to a users personal content such as video, music or pictures and allowing that content to be shared across multiple devices,” said Rob Hadley, CMO of Novatel Wireless. “We are excited to see the rapid adoption of DLNA Certified devices and believe our MiFi DLNA Server is a great application to empower consumers to share and communicate anywhere with industry leading ease-of-use.”The MiFi 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot will be the first DLNA Certified device commercially available. AT&T will be the first wireless carrier to offer this service with the MiFi 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot.


The MiFi DLNA Server enables seamless access to digital content on DLNA-compatible DVD and Blu-ray players, game consoles, televisions, tablets, mobile devices, computers, audio video systems, digital frames, home theater devices and more. The MiFi DLNA server makes it easy to share both user-generated and syndicated digital content without complicated configuration and without having to copy, move and synch media files on multiple devices.According to ABI Research there were more than 440 million DLNA Certified devices already installed in users’ homes at the end of 2010. ABI Research estimates there will be nearly two billion DLNA Certified devices in homes worldwide by 2014.


User scenarios with the MiFi DLNA Server include:


  • Stream movies to your laptop and/or watch directly on your living room TV
  • Listen to music stored on a microSDHC card on your home sound system
  • In the van, let the kids watch one video on a Galaxy Tab and another on an iPod touch
  • Share vacation photos on the grandparents’ TV using their Blu-ray player
  • Film the wedding reception, slip the microSDHC card into the MiFi device, and share the movie instantly on an iPad

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