SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

May 14, 2008 09:00 ET

D-Link Now Shipping Wireless Bridge for Connecting Multiple Devices at the Home Entertainment System

D-Link® Xtreme N™ Duo Wireless Bridge Adds Instant 11n Connectivity for up to 4 Devices; Ideal for HD Streaming, Gaming Consoles, Media Players

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - D-Link today introduced the newest member of its award-winning Xtreme N™ product family, the DAP-1522 Wireless Bridge, which enables users to create a powerful Wi-Fi bridge to the home entertainment system using the latest draft 802.11n technology. The DAP-1522 connects up to 4 wired devices to an existing wireless network to lend high performance to the home entertainment system for HD transfers, online gaming and more.

The new D-Link® Wireless Bridge allows users to connect Ethernet-Enabled devices such as game consoles, digital video recorders (DVR), and digital media players (such as the D-Link MediaLounge® product line) to a built-in 4-port Gigabit switch. The DAP-1522 then connects these devices to an existing Wi-Fi network with next-generation dual-band 11n (2.4GHz or 5GHz) wireless technology. The DAP-1522 can also connect devices to a legacy 802.11g network.

The D-Link Wireless Bridge has selectable 2.4GHz or 5GHz bands, both of which are part of the upcoming 802.11n standard. The less-crowded 5GHz band is ideal for wirelessly streaming HD videos across your network, helping avoid interference by providing a clearer wireless band for transferring HD signals and other bandwidth intensive network applications.

The Wi-Fi certified DAP-1522 can also be used to create a new 11n wireless network using its Access Point feature by connecting it to an existing wired or wireless router. This scenario can place a DAP-1522 as both a 'send' and 'receive' unit, with one connected at the router where the broadband connection comes in and the other at the home entertainment center or wherever there is a need to connect one or more wired devices.

"The DAP-1522 delivers superior wireless performance, clarity and coverage," said A.J. Wang, Chief Technology Officer, D-Link. "It offers an ideal solution for creating or expanding a powerful wireless 802.11n network for virtually any networked device in the home."

Price and Availability

The DAP-1522, with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $119.99, is available now through D-Link's wide network of retailers, online resellers and D-Link's own online store, www.dlinkshop.com.

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, Xtreme N, MediaLounge 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.