SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

January 06, 2008 01:00 ET

D-Link Showcases Advanced, Easy-to-Use Home Networking and Digital Home Solutions at CES 2008

Entertainment and Connectivity Devices Include PC Media on TV, Internet Photo Frame, Green Ethernet, Dual Band Routers, IP Cameras, Network Storage and File Sharing

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 6, 2008) - BOOTH 36212, SOUTH HALL, LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER -- D-Link will be highlighting its end-to-end home networking and digital home solutions at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) here this week, showcasing hot new products such as media players, Wi-Fi Internet photo frame, Green Ethernet switching, next-generation dual band routers, and the latest storage and security devices.

Major highlights will be innovations for the digital home of the future available today, demonstrating everything needed to bring entertainment and connectivity from the PC to the living room. The D-Link® booth will host live presentations of streaming Internet content, kiosks showcasing late-breaking innovations such as a digital photo frame capable of displaying rich content over the Internet via a home Wi-Fi connection, D-Link draft 802.11n dual band Wi-Fi networking, advanced home storage and file sharing solutions, and displays featuring D-Link's newest and most popular routers with customizable skins.

Among the digital home networking and entertainment solutions on display will be:

D-Life™

"D-Life" is a user focused extension of the D-Link product offering where everything just works simply and effortlessly via an easy to use website. The D-Life website and D-Life-Enabled products are designed to provide customers an easier way to experience a connected, digital lifestyle. The D-Life website leverages Web. 2.0 connectivity and community, allowing users to easily manage their D-Life world via an online, customizable interface that can be accessed anytime, anywhere the user has Internet access. The ground-breaking site, which has been in development for the past several years, takes the work out of installation and management of devices, enabling users to install products using familiar web tools. D-Life stage presentations will be given every hour from the D-Link booth.

D-Link Media Players

D-Link MediaLounge™ PC-on-TV (DPG-1200) -- The D-Link MediaLounge PC-on-TV player (DPG-1200) is a technological breakthrough that allows users to stream popular Web-based content available on their PC to a TV -- including YouTube videos, Google Video, Veoh Networks' content and much more -- using a wired or wireless connection. D-Link PConTV streams Internet content directly from the PC without the use of a proprietary player. It supports MPEG-4 plus AVI videos or DVD movies, and is compatible with any PC media player, including iTunes, Nero, Windows Media Player, and RealPlayer. With an easy to use included trackball remote, D-Link PC-on-TV also offers up to 1280x720 screen resolution, up to 30 frames per second frame rate, a duplicator mode that mirrors the PC screen, and an extender mode that doubles the PC screen by using the TV as an extension of the computer desktop.

D-Link MediaLounge Media Center Extender (DSM-750) -- Designed to operate as an Extender for Windows Media Center from Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), the DSM-750 device provides Vista Ultimate and Premium users with high-speed, wireless streaming and sharing of High-Definition (HD) and standard definition video, movies, digital photos and music -- virtually anywhere in the home, regardless of where the PC is located. The newest MediaLounge model features D-Link's award-winning dual band draft 802.11n technology for fast Wi-Fi performance, and includes cool, silent operation (no moving parts), a convenient remote control, an easy-to-navigate TV user interface for quick hassle-free browsing of digital content, HD video playback with digital surround sound, a USB 2.0 port to play media stored on a thumb drive or other USB-connected storage device and 10/100 Ethernet connectivity.

D-Link MediaLounge Media Player (DSM-520) -- The D-Link MediaLounge DSM-520 with ActiveTV™, designed for Windows XP users, offers similar PC media streaming capabilities as the DSM-750, but also offers access to thousands of Internet videos from websites in 14 countries. The device can also access videos, music and photos stored on PCs across a home network, a shared network storage device, as well as files stored on a USB flash drive, or external hard drive via a USB 2.0 port.

D-Link DivX Connected™ HD Media Player (DSM-330) -- D-Link DSM-330 DivX Connected™ HD Media Player lets you play your DivX® videos from the PC and the Internet, including DivX HD videos with menus and subtitles, access Stage6™ and other online video services with your remote control and add a personal touch with DivX Connected™ plug-ins, all without leaving your couch. The device can also access videos, music and photos stored on PCs across a home network, a shared network storage device, as well as files stored on a USB flash drive, or external hard drive via a USB 2.0 port.

D-Link Internet Photo Frame

The D-Link Internet Photo Frame (DSM-210) -- The perfect gift, this digital photo frame is designed to enhance the home entertainment experience by allowing users to view their favorite photos easily and conveniently virtually anywhere in the home -- providing a high-resolution 10" LCD display connected over a Wi-Fi home network. With a built-in wireless adapter, the DSM-210 makes it simple for the user to drag and drop images into a "widget" on the computer desktop and watch the photos automatically appear in the photo frame as a slide show. The widget will also allow a user to remotely manage a frame over the Internet using the same drag and drop method. The frame will also display weather, RSS feeds, and images from a USB drive or flash card, and supports popular calendar programs.

D-Link Home Networking

Xtreme N™ Gaming Router (DGL-4500) -- One of those few network devices built especially for gamers by gamers, this router harnesses the power of D-Link's Xtreme N Duo™ wireless technology for blazing fast Wi-Fi data transfers and Gigabit LAN and WAN Ports for even faster wired gaming performance. The device includes an updated version of D-Link's award-winning GameFuel™ technology to guarantee smoother, lag-free gaming along with a high-performance CPU, Network Activity Display, and a large selection of customizable options for optimizing a gaming network.

Xtreme N Duo Dual Band Wireless Router (DIR-855) -- This high-powered D-Link router is engineered to enhance speed and range when running multiple devices including HD media players, game consoles and computers. The next-generation Dual Band 802.11n Draft N Router allows home users to simultaneously browse the Internet or send emails using the 2.4GHz band while streaming movies, music or playing games using the less crowded 5GHz band, thus ensuring that applications run as smoothly as possible over the wireless network and offering an outstanding Internet experience. The DIR-855 is based on Atheros XSPAN 802.11n technology; Atheros' dual-concurrent solutions are contained in the Wi-Fi Alliance 802.11n test bed, and are the most widely deployed dual-concurrent technologies worldwide.

First-Ever Customized Router Skins -- D-Link has teamed with Skinit to offer the industry's first personalized electronic device skins for its most popular routers, offering customers the option to customize their routers with some 3000 designs, including favorite photos, fashion designs, sports teams, colleges, tattoo art, initials, symbols, corporate logos, etc. Skinit's skins are personalized, high-quality vinyl covers specially designed to fit a broad variety of consumer electronic devices. Initially, the skins will be available for D-Link's DIR-855, DIR-655, DIR-625, DIR-615, DGL-4500, DGL-4300, DGL-4100 and DI-624 routers.

D-Link Switches that Conserve Resources and Expenses -- D-Link Green Ethernet™ technology implements special power-saving features that detect link status and cable length and adjust power usage accordingly. If there is no cable link or link partners turn off, Green Ethernet technology will put that port in a "sleep mode," reducing power used for that port and saving energy. Green Ethernet technology detects Ethernet cable length and adjusts power usage to save power. This way, a port connected to a 20m cable only uses as much power as it needs, instead of using full power, which is only needed for 100m cables. The Green Ethernet line includes 5- and 8-port switches (DGS-2205 and 2208), with 16- and 24-port models expected to ship in the first quarter of 2008.

D-Link File Storage and Sharing

D-Link NAS devices and routers BitTorrent Certified -- BitTorrent Inc., a leader in delivering high-quality content on the Internet, has certified key D-Link NAS storage devices and routers to ensure consumers can access, store and share their large amounts of media content using their digital home network and an easy-to-use Web interface. Currently, the latest BitTorrent SDK firmware is embedded in the D-Link DNS-323 NAS storage unit and certification has been granted for the award-winning D-Link DIR-655 draft 802.11n routers.

Network Video Recorder Technology Debuts -- D-Link's latest NAS storage solution is designed specifically to meet the high demand for security surveillance by consumers and small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The new device, which acts like a digital video recorder used in closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems, provides standalone recording management for up to four IP cameras per installation. In addition to its storage capabilities, it features a recording schedule, live streaming server, remote playback server, easy configuration, a Web-based user interface, remote live viewing, remote playback, video and audio streaming and an event trigger. And, it is energy efficient.

D-Link Everywhere

D-Link products will be on display throughout the massive CES venues in partner booths, including those by Microsoft, Intel, AMD, Atheros, DS2, DivX, Wi-Fi Alliance, WiQuest, Quartics, MoCA, USBIF and WiMedia. D-Link's CES Innovations Awards entries will be showcased at the Innovations Pavilion in the Sands Exposition Center. In addition, D-Link will have exhibits at CES' major press events, including Pepcom (DivX), ShowStoppers and Lunch@Piero's.

In addition, key D-Link partners will be demonstrating their products and services in the D-Link booth. They include:

Atheros -- is a leading developer of semiconductor system solutions for wireless and other network communications products. Its XSPAN solutions are the most widely adopted 802.11n designs worldwide, and are featured in nearly all of D-Link's 11n products, including the highly reviewed DIR-655 Extreme N router, the DIR-855 Dual-Band Draft N Wireless Router and D-Link's new DGL-4500 Gamer Lounge Xtreme N Gaming Router.

Bsecure Technologies, Inc. -- is the managed security service provider for D-Link's SecureSpot™ Whole-Home Internet Security Service. Bsecure combines its innovative Web 2.0 platform with extremely small footprint applications to deliver simplified, remotely managed, router-based security and parental controls for consumer and small business markets.

DivX -- is a digital media company that enables consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience across any kind of device. DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the "three screens" comprising today's consumer media environment -- the PC, the television and mobile devices. More than 100 million DivX Certified devices have shipped into the market from leading consumer electronics manufacturers.

Intel -- the world leader in silicon innovation, Intel develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom and blogs.intel.com.

Memeo -- offers data synchronization, sharing, and backup applications to help consumers and small businesses manage their ever-increasing amount of digital photos, music, documents, and PIM information. With just a few clicks, files are automatically tracked, synced, shared and protected to hard drives, networked computers, NAS, iPods, USB flash drives, and online sites.

Microsoft -- Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Pure Networks -- develops networking software that enables people to enjoy technology that simply works and simply connects. Its award-winning Network Magic software is available directly to consumers, providing tools that simplify networking tasks. Its business solutions assist OEMs, BSPs and ISVs with cost-effectively servicing customers and delivering new products.

Skinit -- provides leading OEMs, carriers and distributors with turnkey personalization platforms to increase product differentiation, sales velocity, margins and brand impressions. Skin-it's removable skins are made from exclusive3M materials and are customized to fit consumer electronic devices, including mobile handsets, MP3 players, desktop and laptop computers, gaming consoles, routers and monitors totaling more than four million SKUs.

StorlinkStorm Semiconductor -- is an emerging leader in embedded network processing, multimedia content transport and storage solutions. Storm delivers easy-to-use, cost-effective network solutions covering media servers and gateways.

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 www.dlink.com.

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*Maximum power savings when compared to a D-Link conventional switch, when connected devices are powered down and connected via 20m Ethernet cables.