Complete Line of D-Link Digital Home Convergence Products Including Streaming Audio, Video Players, Gaming Routers, Internet Surveillance Solutions and Emerging VoIP Technologies
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, January 6, 2005 - D -Link, the global leader in consumer connectivity, unveils next generation digital home solutions designed to give consumers strong and secure network connections anywhere throughout the home for seamless sharing and streaming of multimedia, data sharing and gaming applications at CES in Las Vegas this week. The D -Link 50' x 50' booth demonstrations include exciting new additions to the "2005 CES Innovations Honoree" MediaLounge™ Wireless Media Player product line empowering users to enjoy music, photos, video and Internet entertainment to any television in the home, the new D -Link GamerLounge™ gaming routers optimizing Internet traffic for a "lag -free" gaming experience, powerful Internet surveillance solutions and innovative new VoIP products. These cutting -edge products, along with D -Link's award -winning home networking products, are displayed at booth #35832 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall from January 6th through the 9th.
"The CES show is an excellent vehicle to showcase and demonstrate our latest connectivity technologies for consumers in the digital home," said Steven Joe, president and CEO of D -Link. "With our breakthrough D -Link digital home solutions, consumers experience powerful, yet transparent network connections between PCs, TVs and portable devices allowing them to access a wide array of content options from anywhere inside the home."
Innovative Products for the Digital Home
To provide consumers with an engaging digital home experience, D -Link has developed a full range of product solutions for maximizing an Internet connection, sharing resources and sharing multimedia content allowing consumers to interactively reach out to friends and family in ways never before possible.
The industry has made significant progress in the development of standards for interoperability and D -Link continues to embrace these standards as a measurement baseline criterion when developing new and innovative connectivity devices for consumers in the digital home. D -Link strictly adheres to the IEEE and ITU standards and is a key contributor to the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA).
D -Link embraces the Microsoft PlaysForSure logo certification for the MediaLounge product family, ensuring that purchased PlaysForSure digital music, movies and other premium content will play seamlessly while protecting the copyrights of the provider. In order to ease the installation of new networking products, upcoming D -Link solutions are Windows Connect Now compliant, using a USB key to transfer networking setting for quick and easy configuration of new convergence devices.
MediaLounge Wireless Media Solutions.
Building on the highly successful MediaLounge Wireless Media Player (DSM -320), D -Link will display the next generation of powerful wirelessly networked media players, including the new MediaLounge Wireless Media Player with DVD (DSM -320RD) and 5 -in -1 Flash Card Reader, the MediaLounge High Definition (HD) Wireless Media Player (DSM -520) and the new MediaLounge Wireless Media Server (DSM -5208R), with high -definition support and 80 Gigabytes of on -board storage for music, video and picture files. Following suit with the original D -Link MediaLounge Wireless Media Player, the new D -Link MediaLounge Wireless Media Player with DVD will carry the Microsoft PlaysForSure logo certification, guaranteeing that purchased PlaysForSure digital music, movies and other premium content will play seamlessly without additional configuration or firmware updates. With its integrated USB 2.0, the new D -Link MediaLounge Wireless Media Player with DVD is Windows Connect Now compliant, allowing quick and easy network configuration. Additionally, D -Link will be demonstrating advanced content services for the MediaLounge family of products such as AOL's You've Got Pictures™ Web -based Picture service, the Radio@AOL music service, RealNetworks' Rhapsody streaming music services, Roxio's Napster music download compatibility and integrated support of Live365's streaming digital radio service. The critical component here is the D -Link digital home access, Internet devices and standard -based connectivity for consumer electronics. The D -Link digital home concept is completely distributed throughout the home, so no single device or PC controls everything. By allowing a powerful, flexible, feature -rich D -Link Integrated Access Device to act as the primary access point to the Internet, each component can exist in a peer to peer environment yet have centralized control for security to the outside world.
D -Link extends wireless media solutions with the introduction of the MediaLounge Portable Wireless Media Player (DSM -220), allowing consumers to store and take with them up to 20 Gigabytes of music, video or pictures, or stream entertainment content from the Internet or any PC connected to the network.
Adding to the existing home Consumer Electronic storage device family founded by the D -Link Central Home Drive (DSM -604H), D -Link will be showing the new MediaLounge Wireless Central Home Drive (DSM -624H) and the all new MediaLounge Wireless Network Storage Enclosure
(DSM -G600), two new ways for creating, managing, storing, and distributing content such as digital photos, digital audio and personal video.
GamerLounge Gaming Solutions
Built exclusively for video gaming applications, the new D -Link GamerLounge Wireless Router (DGL -4300) features D -Link GameFuel technologies, a new intelligent packet processing engine integrated directly on the router, giving online games precedence for bandwidth over all other Internet applications, email and FTP transfers. A demonstration of improved online game performance using the D -Link GameFuel technologies will be on hand, using Vivendi Universal Games' (VU Games)
critically -acclaimed team -based online first person action game, Tribes®: Vengeance. The D -Link GamerLounge wireless router is also the first router to brandish four 1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports with up to 108Mbps 802.11g wireless connectivity for blazing fast LAN party and WLAN connections. Optimized for PC, Xbox™ and PlayStation®2 games, the D -Link GamerLounge wireless router provides gamers with increased control to maximize online performance for the ultimate "no lag" gaming experience.
The GamerLounge family is further enhanced with the creation of the GamerLounge Wireless Gaming Adapter (DGL -3420), a tri -band wireless adapter that can wirelessly connect Xbox and PlayStation 2 gaming consoles to the Internet for online gameplay. Additionally, Xbox owners can configure the GamerLounge Wireless Gaming Adapter directly from the Xbox gaming system, making installation a simple and easy task.
Powerful Internet Security Cameras and Web Cams
Based on last year's award -wining SecuriCam family of Internet Cameras, D -Link will be unveiling the newest in Internet security cameras with the D -Link SecuriCam Internet Camera with 10X Optical/Digital Zoom (DCS -6620G). With features such as Pan and Tilt, 10X optical and digital zoom, a Charge Coupled Device (CCD) processor and fine ground glass lens and complete remote control capability, the wireless and 802.11g wireless SecuriCam Internet Cameras can produce live, high -quality streaming video accessible from a web browser anywhere in the world. The new D -Link SecuriCam Internet Cameras feature advanced CCD sensor technology twice the size of the original and a glass lens to deliver clear, crisp 640 x 480 resolution images even in areas of low light.
Voice over Internet Protocol Solutions
Also demonstrated in the D -Link booth will be three Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solutions powered by the latest D -Link VoIP gateway and hardware solutions. The live demonstrations will include the Lingo global calling plans, backed by Primus Telecommunications, powered through the new D -Link Broadband Phone Service VoIP Router (DVG -1402S/L). AT&T's CallVantage phone service is on hand, running its' nationwide calling plan through the D -Link Internet Router/Telephone Adapter (DVG -1120). D -Link has partnered with VoiceGlo to bring an alternative VoIP solution to the market using the GloPhone Blue service. The service allows consumers to make unlimited point -to -point VoIP calling through a personal computer and the all -new D -Link USB Phone (DPH -10U).
The next generation broadband videoconferencing solution will be on the show floor in the form of the new D -Link i2eye Desktop Videophone (DVC -2000), as well as upcoming WiFi VoIP products.
Wireless Connectivity Solutions
D -Link will be showing its popular home networking product line as well as cutting edge home networking technology, including a wireless router with integrated USB 2.0 ports for built in storage. Also on hand will be an Ultra -Wide Band technology demonstration the next -generation of same -room wireless connectivity, providing transfer speeds of up to 400 Mbps at a distance of over 20 feet.
Digital Home Broadband Solutions
A wide range of broadband solutions including cable and DSL modems with integrated wired and wireless routers, as well as the award -winning D -Link Xtreme G 802.11g wireless networking solutions will be displayed within the D -Link booth.
About D -Link Systems, Inc.
D -Link is the global leader in total products shipped for consumer networking connectivity according to reports published by the Synergy Research Group. D -Link is the worldwide leader and award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With more than a million square feet of manufacturing capacity and millions of Ethernet adapters, hubs and switch ports, manufactured and shipped, D -Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D -Link U.S.A., Canadian, and Mexico 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.