Miracast: the Successor to the DLNA Standard

Miracast is a peer-to-peer connection, an improved version of Wi-Fi Direct, which allows that there is audio and video transfer between two devices without the need to be near a Wi-Fi hotspot, without the use of a router, or the integration within complete house or Office.
How Does the Miracast?
As a result of your peer-to-peer operation, signal transfer of audio and video via Miracast is not affected by the crowded network traffic or other network connectivity problems. If you have both a source Miracast enabled and the target device or screen, is all set to go. The Miracast protocol allows transfer of both audio and video content, and supports H. 264 (high-resolution video. In addition, Miracast provides secure WPA2, which ensures that your data will not be accessed by persons ill intentioned.

Miracast is in the process of being implemented in a number of devices, including televisions, video projectors, Blu-ray, home theater receivers, cable/satellite receivers, smartphones, tablets, laptops and more.
Where to Find Products Certified with the Miracast?
From 2013, being embedded in some Blu-ray disc players from LG and Blu-ray Disc and media players from Panasonic, as well as some LG TVs. In addition to these products, we also have smartphones and tablets, such as the Nexus 7, which are able to utilize this technology. With that, it becomes a lot easier to share content with larger screens and media players for all their friends and family through small fonts.
What is the Difference Between the Miracast and the DLNA?
The biggest difference between the Miracast and the DLNA is no need for an access point, that is, you do not need to be connected to a network or router to be able to share your media with a source that renders the Miracast.
How Do I Know If My Device is Certified for the Miracast?
There is a list of both breeders, i.e. target devices for media playback by Miracast, as for media source on the official website of the Wi-Fi Alliance on the Miracast.
Why Use Miracast?
As Miracast becomes available in portable products, users will find it more convenient to transfer audio and video between devices, such as send video content from a smartphone or tablet to a TV or download content that is currently being seen on a TV from a cable/satellite box streamer/media for a tablet for portable viewing. In addition, if you have a laptop or tablet and a video projector that are enabled for the Miracast, you can easily transfer a business or a presentation in the classroom from the laptop or desk for the video projector for display on the big screen.
How to Use the Miracast?
To use Miracast, first you have to activate it in both sources and target device according to the menu interface on both devices. You, then, “says” to your device search for other Miracast device and then, once your source device is the other and the two devices if you recognize, you will initiate a pairing process and synchronization.
You know that everything is working properly, when you see and/or hear your content, both on the source and the target device. Then, you can access additional resources, such as transfer or send the content between the two devices if these features are available to you. Another point to note is that you only need to pair the devices at once. If you come back later, the two devices must automatically recognize each other.
Possible Examples of Use
I have a video on my Android tablet that I’d like to watch on my TV, so I can share it with the whole family. As my TV and tablet are both enabled for the Miracast, I sit on the couch, match the tablet with the TV, and sending the video to wireless tablet TV.
When we finished watching the video, I just turn off the video where he is safe, and while the rest of the family watches a TV show that was on your device, go into my home office and use the tablet to access some notes to work. And that’s another cool thing from Miracast: while you are doing a task on your tablet or smartphone, it can be sending an image to a device and player so you can be free for other uses.
Simple that way, practical and useful. Doesn’t mean you should buy a product with Miracast. But it’s worth keeping an eye on this and look for it certification for their upcoming devices.