SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

D-Link Systems, Inc.

November 10, 2009 06:00 ET

D-Link and Sharedband Partner to Deliver Faster, Reliable Broadband

D-Link® Routers to Integrate Sharedband's Broadband Bonding Software

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - D-Link, a leading solutions provider of computer networking equipment for business and consumers, today announced a partnership agreement with Sharedband Technologies, LLC, of Seattle to distribute and market its innovative software to its North American business customers.

The Sharedband solution allows multiple broadband lines to be combined into a single, virtual broadband connection. It is designed to deliver faster upstream and downstream speeds while offering transparent failover in the event of an outage.

Sharedband's software will become part of D-Link's newest routers that are scheduled to start shipping in the first quarter of next year.

"D-Link is currently focused on helping customers store and distribute data within an office environment at greater speeds," said Will Brown, associate vice president of North American Sales, Service Provider Business Unit. "With today's announcement, we are extending that reach to helping businesses improve connectivity between the office and the Internet. D-Link's approach of partnering with innovative companies such as Sharedband is an ongoing trend to deliver timely solutions to real world problems."

Paul Evans, chief executive officer and founder of Sharedband, added:

"We are delighted to be working closely with one of the leading small-to-medium business (SMB) and enterprise networking vendors. With most broadband connections being considerably slower upstream than downstream, this asymmetry is increasingly becoming a bottleneck for businesses. Coupled with the rapid growth of VoIP, hosted applications/cloud services, off-site data backup and VPN usage, this problem will only worsen. In addition many businesses are becoming wholly reliant on their broadband connections so the ability to transparently combine low-cost broadband lines from diverse suppliers using D-Link equipment is an attractive option."

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 St., Fountain Valley, Calif. 92708. Phone: (800) 326-1788 or (714) 885-6000; Fax: (866) 743-4905. Internet:

About Sharedband

Sharedband's innovative software allows multiple Internet connections to be combined using Sharedband's Broadband Virtualization technology. The solution can be licensed to third parties such as ISPs or delivered via a nationwide Sharedband managed service across the US and UK. The managed service can be purchased through third parties such as resellers or direct from

Sharedband is a patented technology and Sharedband Limited is a private company based in Ipswich, Suffolk, UK with Sharedband Technologies, LLC as its US wholly-owned subsidiary.

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