SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

January 06, 2008 01:30 ET

D-Link Introduces PC-on-TV Player to Bring PC Content to the Television

Technological Breakthrough Frees Consumers From Proprietary File Formats; View Favorite Videos, Movies and Photos Stored on the PC

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 6, 2008) - BOOTH 36212, SOUTH HALL, LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER -- D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today introduced a technological breakthrough media player that allows users to stream popular Web-based content available on their PC to a TV, either wired or wirelessly. D-Link will be demonstrating the new PC-on-TV player at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Booth #36212, South Hall.

D-Link® PC-on-TV (DPG-1200) lets users go to the Internet and stream Web-based content, such as YouTube videos, Google Video, Veoh Networks' content and more, directly from their PCs without the use of a proprietary media player. They can watch MPEG-4 or any AVI videos or virtually any local video content, and use any media player, such as iTunes, Nero, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, etc. directly on any projector or digital television*.

D-Link PC-on-TV, which is a member of the MediaLounge family of media players, works both with TVs and projectors and supports photo viewing at 1280x720 screen resolution and streaming video at 640x480 resolution at up to 30 frames per second, and allows consumers to easily browse their content with a mouse-like trackball remote control.

"The D-Link PC-on-TV media player is a perfect compliment to our current line of media players. It's truly unique because this CODEC-independent device allows users to stream content on their PC wirelessly to a TV in another room," said Chris Wong, Director of Product Management, Multimedia, D-Link Systems, Inc. "Now people can enjoy true Internet on their TVs and watch their favorite movies and videos without worrying about what type of player is needed or what type of format their digital media is."

D-Link PC-on-TV also allows users to control their computer remotely from the television, including navigating the Internet via a standard web browser, playing many online games and more. The included PC-on-TV trackball remote control includes buttons for all common navigation functions and the ability to create favorite buttons on the remote control to quickly pull up commonly used programs or visited web pages.

Other features that make the PC-on-TV device easy to use for the consumer are: 10/100 Ethernet wired and 802.11g wireless network interface, composite, component and VGA video outputs for plugging into the television, and a duplicator mode that mirrors the PC screen.

Price and Availability

The D-Link PC-on-TV Player (DPG-1200) is expected to be available from D-Link's network of retail outlets, value-added resellers, distributors and this quarter. The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) is $199.99.

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, Calif., 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet

D-Link, MediaLounge, the PC-on-TV logo and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Copyright © 2007. D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

* This product does not currently support DirectX® applications, thus not all content available on your computer is viewable on your TV.