SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

D-Link Systems, Inc.

January 04, 2010 06:00 ET

D-Link Showcases Next-Generation Digital Home With 'Link Your Life' Theme at CES

Latest Innovations to Include Streamlined Media Players, Home and Energy Monitoring Solutions, Fast and Portable Wireless Connectivity Devices

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 4, 2010) - CES, Booth 36232, South Hall, LVCC -- D-Link will highlight the next-generation in digital home networking and solutions at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) here this week, demonstrating how today's consumers can enjoy affordable, easy-to-use connectivity in their homes like never before. With a focus on the "Link Your Life" theme, the digital home networking pioneer will preview some of the hottest devices to enhance digital home entertainment, monitoring and connectivity, including:

Home Entertainment

The Boxee Box by D-Link™ -- A winner of the Consumer Electronics Association's Best of Innovations award for 2010, the Boxee Box by D-Link reinterprets what TV should be -- it is a set-top box that delivers movies, TV shows, music and photos from a user's PC, home network and the Internet to their HDTV using a remote control. With Boxee software's core social features, it makes it easy for friends to share newly discovered content through social networks like Twitter, Facebook and others.

The D-Link® Pebble™ -- No other media player of its size, style and price offers 802.11n wireless technology with full home networking capabilities. Also a CEA Innovations honoree, it can stream data from wherever it is stored -- in USB thumbdrives, or SD/XM/Flash memory cards, in network storage (NAS) devices, PCs or on the Internet.

Home Monitoring:

The D-Link Home Monitoring Starter Kit™ is an affordable, easy-to-use and innovative "Connected Home Monitor" system that provides homeowners and renters with new levels of security for their property and loved ones. Designed for quick and easy installation by the user, this CEA Innovations Award-winning system connects via broadband router in the home, and can then be remotely monitored and controlled through a personalized web portal account at mydlink.com. Alerts from wireless sensors around the home are instantly relayed by text, email and voice-call to the consumer and their designated contacts.

The Home Monitor can be expanded with the D-Link Home Energy Monitoring Starter Kit™. Another CEA Innovations honoree, it is the first product that lets consumers measure energy consumption of electrical appliances in the home, turning the Home Monitor into the ultimate smart energy "Green Machine." It actually changes the way homeowners or renters deal with the age-old challenge of how to keep their home energy consumption to a minimum. It also provides practical tools for power management. When linked to the Home Monitoring Starter Kit, consumers can use the mydlink™ portal to program devices to power-down when the home is empty, helping reduce carbon emissions and reduce utility bills by saving electricity.

The D-Link 3G Door Phone™ is the newest idea for adding another level of surveillance for the home. It acts like -- and is powered the same as -- an ordinary doorbell. But it is not ordinary. It is the first doorbell of its kind to allow homeowners to get a full view of visitors to their property from wherever they are -- at home or away -- using their 3G mobile phones. A built-in fixed focus .1 megapixel CMOS camera captures the images of visitors and streams the information to the PC or 3G mobile device, an LED indicator lets the homeowner know that the device is working, and an illuminated button allows easy visibility when it is dark outside.

Connectivity:

The D-Link Rush™ is an Xtreme N 600 Duo HD MediaBridge kit and is D-Link's fastest, most far-reaching and most secure wireless device yet. It takes home networking to a new level of performance for homeowners who demand the fastest streaming possible of high-definition content, such as movies, HD video and photos. There is no need to replace the home router -- it boosts the power of any existing 802.11 a, b, g or n router with up to 600Mbps* speed and greater signal coverage.

The D-Link Touch™ blends power, speed, range, security, functionality and energy efficiency into one economical and attractive router for homes or small businesses with increasing multimedia applications. Its concurrent dual-band capabilities and three data streams support data transfer rates up to 450Mbps*. It sports a 3-inch interactive touch screen for easy setup, configuration and management of the router and Internet traffic.

The D-Link Wireless N Pocket Router™ is an ideal travel companion featuring multi-mode functionality. It can be used either as a wireless router to create an 802.11n Wi-Fi network anywhere one is needed, or as an access point (AP) to add Wi-Fi to an existing wired network. It is small enough for travelers to carry with them, includes a travel case for convenience and SharePort™ technology to enable users to share USB devices.

In addition to introducing the industry's fastest wireless home access points and routers, we will be demonstrating mydlink and NetEasy®, D-Link's newest solutions for making digital home connectivity true Plug-and-Play.

mydlink™ -- D-Link's path to the future of digital home connectivity will be paved with mydlink-enabled products created for people who long to embrace a world connected through the Internet, but are afraid they lack the technical expertise to do so. mydlink products remove the learning curve that is typically associated with high-tech devices because they are truly Plug-and-Play compatible with extremely easy configuration. mydlink provides easy and straightforward access to all things digital in the home from an intuitive, convenient website (www.mydlink.com).

NetEasy™ is the newest software program from D-Link designed to improve the complete user experience for all of our products. It makes installation and setup quicker, easier and nearly automatic. It improves the user's ability to manage their networked devices and receive valuable status information. It improves access to the core functions and cross-functions of those devices. And, it decreases the user's need to obtain technical support by offering proactive troubleshooting NetEasy will be rolled out beginning Q1 2010 with our Xtreme N Wireless Router.

USB 3.0 is the next generation of USB connectivity and D-Link will be introducing a full line of USB 3.0 peripherals, including 4- and 7-port USB hubs and adapters that bring new levels of speed and functionality to existing notebooks and desktop PCs.

The D-Link Powerline 11n Wi-Fi Router™ is D-Link's first Powerline router that combines both technologies into a single device for greater flexibility when creating a home network. While offering powerful wired Ethernet and Wi-Fi networking, it also taps into the existing powerlines running through the walls, extending the home network into rooms where the Wi-Fi signal might not be strong enough.

Storage:

The D-Link One-Bay Portable NAS™ is a small and compact enclosure for a 2.5-inch SATA drive, giving users the ability to carry their complete library of data, photos, movies, music and other large files while working on their notebook computers away from the office. It is designed to free up space on their notebook hard disk drives for everyday applications and provide easy file backup.

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, CA, 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet www.dlink.com.

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*Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11n specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, buildings materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.