Multiple Input, Multiple Output Smart Antenna Technology Enhances Throughput Data Rate and Range While Remaining 100% Backward Compatible with 802.11g/b Products
Fountain Valley, CA, January 18, 2005 - D -Link®, the global leader in consumer connectivity, today introduced a new standard -based 802.11g WiFi line of wireless products with a revolutionary smart antenna wireless networking technology that delivers breakthrough performance with up to eight times effective power over traditional 802.11g/b wireless networks. The new D -Link Super G™ with MIMO line of networking products incorporate beamforming and receive -combining technology to significantly boost the performance and range of a new wireless network while offering 100% backwards compatibility and support for existing 802.11g and 11b devices.
D -Link Super G with MIMO enhances the speed and range of a wireless network through Smart Antenna technologies including beamforming, a technical capability to directionally focus the wireless signal at an angle towards the intended client. As opposed to a more omni -directional wireless transmission that generally propagates to the same range in all directions, beamforming will allow the signal to focus towards the target device recipient and allow the signal to propagate further ranges in that direction.
On the receive side, the optimal receive combining technology uses advanced signal processing to ensure that the incoming signals in the D -Link Super G with MIMO implementation are reassembled with the highest combined strength for maximum throughput. Even with non -MIMO enabled wireless products, the D -Link Super G with MIMO solution will give increased performance to current D -Link Xtreme G™ and AirPlus™ G families of product continue to gain the benefits of our Super G with MIMO Smart Antenna Technology.
"High -speed wireless networking solutions like our new D -Link Super G with MIMO ultimately benefits the consumer in the digital home, enabling next generation speed and range to easily handle emerging, bandwidth -intensive applications, including HD signals and on -line gaming," said Steven Joe, President and CEO of D -Link.
"The D -Link advanced Super G with smart antenna MIMO technology is single ended, which means it communicates with all legacy WiFi wireless devices in a seamless exchange of traffic, while optimizing the network by amplifying the 802.11g and 802.11b signals without compromising the interoperability," said A.J. Wang, chief technology officer at D -Link. "D -Link Super G with MIMO delivers blazingly fast throughput speeds, unprecedented range and complete interoperability between 802.11 technologies and multi -vendor environments."
The D -Link Super G with MIMO implementation is not only more compatible, but also offers the most cost effective design, resulting in a lower overall price point to consumers while yielding better performance. Using beamforming, D -Link Super G with MIMO operates at the highest possible speeds while delivering a strong 11g signal to legacy 11g and 11b devices for unsurpassed performance and throughput.
D -Link's Super G with MIMO solution features robust security to protect the wireless network from intruders, complying with the latest wireless networking security protocols, including WEP encryption and Wi -Fi Protected Access (WPA). The products are also capable of supporting the government -grade AES encryption, an integral component of the latest IEEE 802.11i security standard. D -Link's Super G wireless networking solution includes the Super G with MIMO DI -624M Wireless Router with 4 -port switch and the Super G with MIMO DWL -G650M Wireless CardBus Adapter.
Pricing and Availability
The D -Link Super G with MIMO wireless products will be available in mid February through authorized retail, reseller, and distribution partners at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price MSRP of $149.99 for the D -Link DI -624M, an MSRP of $99.99 for the D -Link DWL -G650M. The D -Link Super G with MIMO products come with a 1 Year Warranty and absolutely FREE 24/7 Technical Support including firmware and driver updates.
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.