With all the gadgets and entertainment devices in our homes these days that all need to connect to the internet or each other, reliable and high performing networks are no longer just the realm of businesses. D-Link has just unleashed a family of premium home networking products called Amplifi that aims to bring a best-in-class solution to tackle the connectivity needs of today's homes.
The range of ways to get your PC-bound content onto your big-screen TV increases, with the arrival of the D-Link MainStage for Intel Wireless Display. Intended to work with WiDi 2.0-enabled laptops, the DHD-131 is a compact, HDMI-toting STB that allows you to stream up to 1080p HD video and 5.1 surround sound to your HTDV.
D-Link has unveiled its latest MediaBridge, a monolithic totem intended to get up to four wired internet devices - like your Xbox 360, PS3 or STB - hooked up to your wireless network. The D-Link Wireless N Dual Band MediaBridge DAP-1513 is as functionally straightforward as its name is ridiculously long: four 10/100 ethernet ports on the back, and WiFi a/b/g/n 2.4/5GHz inside.
It's hard to say when a major corporation spins off a part of its business into a stand alone company if it is a good or a bad thing. It might be good if the spin off is to make the part of the company that is doing well look even better. However, it can be bad if the spin off is because the part of the business is dragging the rest down and making the numbers look bad for shareholders. D-Link has announced that it is spinning off the miiiCasa business unit.
It's obviously a day for NAS; hot on the heels of the Pogoplug Video and Buffalo CloudStor comes D-Links two new home backup and streaming drives. The D-Link ShareCenter DNS-320 and DNS-325 each have a pair of 3.5-inch SATA HDD bays, a USB port and gigabit ethernet, and can funnel your music, photos and video around your home network.
D-Link has outed its latest wireless security camera, the D-Link Wireless N Day/Night Network Camera DCS-932L. Packing a WiFi-n connection and streaming to your computer, iPhone, iPad or Android device, the webcam also has a built-in IR array for up to 16-feet nighttime range.
D-Link has unveiled its latest router, the DHP-1320, a combination Wireless-N and PowerLine 200Mbps hybrid. Packing three 10/100 ethernet ports, WiFi g/n wireless with WPA and WPA2 encryption, and up to 200Mbps data through your home or office electrical wiring, the D-Link DHP-1320 promises sufficient speed to stream HD video without having to worry what walls are in the way.
D-Link's latest two-bay NAS has arrived, in the shape of the D-Link ShareCenter Pulse. The first product from the company's fledgling consumer-centric refresh, with the DNS-320 packing a pair of 3.5-inch SATA hard-drive bays, UPnP media streaming, iTunes server functionality, standalone BitTorrent downloads and various power management systems that D-Link reckons make the ShareCenter Pulse relatively green.
They include hard-drive hibernation and "Green Ethernet", which intelligently controls networking power consumption based on the state of your cabling, together with a smart fan that automatically adjusts according to temperature. You can also schedule fixed downtime, turning the NAS off when you won't be needing it, and use it with Apple's Time Machine backup.
The Boxee Box by D-Link is shipping, and it's played right into iFixit's destructive hands. Inside it's an admirable mixture of easily-unscrewed components and a vast heatsink keeping Intel's Atom CE4110 SoC cool.
The standalone Boxee Box by D-Link is finally shipping, with 33 countries getting the $199.99 home entertainment box at launch. While we've known to expect the Boxee Box for some time now, what's particularly exciting is that Boxee is in the process of inking deals with Netflix and Hulu Plus, which will see the streaming content services both eventually available to users.