SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

July 01, 2008 09:00 ET

D-Link Drops Price on Two Best-Selling 802.11n Routers

Aggressive Pricing Rounds Out D-Link's Lineup of Wi-Fi Solutions to Offer Industry's Most Competitive Good/Better/Best Solution

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - July 1, 2008) - D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today announced a major price drop on its two most popular 802.11n Wi-Fi routers, representing an additional $20 savings off MSRP on its most affordable Wireless N Router (DIR-615) and $30 savings on its Xtreme N™ Gigabit Router (DIR-655).

With more than 22 editors' choice awards, including PC Magazine and LAPTOP Magazine, D-Link 11n solutions offer the best value and performance on the market for anyone looking to build a new Wi-Fi home network or upgrade to the latest 802.11n standard*.

The price drops on the DIR-615 and DIR-655 combine with the newly announced RangeBooster N™ Router (DIR-628) to offer an aggressive good/better/best line-up of 11n families catering to any customer needs. The D-Link 11n families include:

           Good                  Better            Best
           ----                  ------            ----
Family     Wireless N            RangeBooster N    Xtreme N
Router     DIR-615               DIR-628           DIR-655
MSRP       $79.99 (was $99.99)   $119.99           $149.99 (was $179.99)

"Wi-Fi has proven to be the best solution for building out a home network, and 802.11n is an important step in the evolution of the technology, providing exceptional speeds and range for consumers looking to build out a digital home," said Steven Joe, president and CEO, D-Link Systems, Inc. "We have the best performing routers on the market, and this aggressive price drop supports our initiatives to also provide the best value in 802.11n with a variety of price ranges and features for every budget."

"D-Link has been a leader in bringing 802.11n technology to the mainstream and has focused on developing a product line that reflects this commitment to developing solutions for a breadth of needs and price range," said Norm Bogen, senior director of research at In-Stat. "It is because of this dedication to expanding and enhancing its 802.11n lineup that D-Link has great potential for continued growth in this rapidly growing market."

D-Link also serves the gaming market with a series of GamerLounge™ routers that offer an advanced Quality of Service engine, GameFuel®, designed to give online gaming applications priority over other traffic on the home network. D-Link's newest GamerLounge router is the 11n Gigabit version with on-board OLED Display, the DGL-4500.

For more information about D-Link 802.11n wireless routers, please visit www.dlink.com.

Price and Availability

The D-Link DIR-615, DIR-628, DIR-655 and DGL-4500 are available now through D-Link's network of retail, etail and catalog partners.

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.

D-Link, RangeBooster N, Xtreme N, GamerLounge, GameFuel 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 third party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2008. D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The 802.11n standard is still in draft phase and is expected to be fully ratified by the IEEE by late 2008 or early 2009.