Novatel MiFi 2372 turns media server with DLNA support

Mar 21, 2011
Novatel MiFi 2372 turns media server with DLNA support

Novatel Wireless has clinched DLNA certification for the MiFi 2372, turning the portable 3G hotspot into a mini media server. A new app running on the MiFi OS - the hotspot's own operating system - the DLNA Server functionality can share content stored on a microSD card to nearby smartphones, notebooks and WiFi-compatible HDTVs.

That media could be music - bypassing limited space on cellphones - or it could include photos or video; Novatel suggests shooting video on a phone then switching the microSD card into the MiFi so that multiple viewers could access it. More on the MiFi 2372 in the full SlashGear review.

Press Release:

Novatel Wireless MiFi® DLNA Server Receives Certification for Seamlessly
Sharing of Digital Media Across Multiple Platforms

SAN DIEGO ­March 21, 2011 ­ Novatel Wireless (NASDAQ: NVTL), a leading
provider of wireless broadband solutions, today 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.
³The 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,² said Rob Hadley, CMO of Novatel Wireless. ² 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-use².

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.
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 grandparents¹ 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®
According to ABI Research there were more than 440 million DLNA Certified
devices already installed in users¹ homes at the end of 2010. ABI Research
estimates there will be nearly two billion DLNA Certified devices in homes
worldwide by 2014.
Novatel Wireless will demonstrate its MiFi® 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
with its MiFi DLNA Server at CTIA Wireless in Orlando on March 22-24, 2011
at booth #3416.

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