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New York, NY, United States, 2011/05/13 - Arkuda Digital, a software development company with expertise in DLNA technology, has launched a software application for Android mobile phones and tablet PCs that can manage multimedia content within home digital networks utilizing DLNA technology.
ArkMC presents functionality of Digital Media Server, Controller, Player and Renderer all-in-one and makes it simple to share image/music/video files between all UPnP- and DLNA-enabled devices in a local digital network. It manages all DLNA compatible devices and allows controlling them remotely. Additionally, it supports local playback, allowing streaming multimedia files on Android devices.
Substantial benefit of this controller is its access point mode feature that empowers Android device with ability to establish its own Wi-Fi connection nearly anywhere. With that feature, it’s easy to create a wireless connection and bundle other devices with it making a fully autonomous digital network.
ArkMC locates media items both online and offline and enables streaming AV files from PC, STB, Blu-Ray Disc Player, Digital Cameras, Camcorders and Mobile Devices to TV, PCs, Media Centers, Digital Photo Frames and Mobile Devices. For example, music files stored on PC could be browsed and streamed to Media Center, video currently played on Android phone could be synchronically played on TV and controlled by ArkMC from the phone, pictures taken with a camera could be instantly displayed on digital photo frames, etc.
This application automatically installs and doesn’t require additional software for configuration. ArkMC identifies all compatible devices in the network and provides a list of them grouped by servers and renderers. Servers act as a source of content, while renderers enable a playback of content. Application allows choosing a server, browsing through its libraries, finding albums and files and streaming them on a chosen playback device.
It is easy to navigate inside the currently played file with stop, play, pause, fast forward and rewind buttons. Currently played files can be viewed and managed all at once, even if they were launched by another system; the number of devices controlled concurrently is unlimited.
One of the attracting features offered by ArkMC is an ability to create playlists. It allows adding different types of media files from different DLNA servers in the network and customizing playlists by renaming media items and moving their position within the list. Playlists could be streamed to any DLNA renderer in a digital network.
ArkMC has complete interoperability with Windows Media Player - applications seamlessly share media content with each other.
Another important feature, ArkMC unveils capabilities of all found devices and communicates with them in compliance with their functionality. This way, instead of giving identical default commands, application establishes individual dialog with each device and shows its current status. ArkMC has a simple and functional user interface which will enhance the overall quality of a user experience.
About Arkuda Digital, LLC
Founded by seasoned professionals with a wealth of experience in Digital Entertainment industry, Arkuda Digital, LLC (arkudadigital.com) is a software development company specializing in providing highly technical solutions in UPnP/DLNA technology, real-time and video delivery systems development, embedded development, DTCP-IP, transcoding, testing and QA, and other media related projects.