D-Link First to Pass Wi-Fi Alliance(R) Breakthrough Certification Program For Xtreme N(TM) Family WI-FI CERTIFIED(TM) 802.11n Draft 2.0 Products Recognized for Industry-Wide

Interoperability, Adherence to Security Protocol, and Backward

Compatibility with Previous Generations



    FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link(R), the
 end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, has
 received draft 802.11n certifications granted by the Wi-Fi Alliance(R),
 which officially recognized the D-Link Xtreme N(TM) Router and Notebook
 Adapter as Wi-Fi CERTIFIED(TM) 802.11n draft 2.0.
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010327/DLINKLOGO)
     The distinction guarantees interoperability among 11n products,
 adherence to security protocol and backward compatibility with previous
 generations of Wi-Fi gear, including popular 802.11g products.
     The D-Link Xtreme N Router (DIR-655) and Xtreme N Notebook Adapter
 (DWA-652) are the first products to receive Wi-Fi Alliance testing and
 subsequent certification. As a result, they will be labeled as Wi-Fi
 CERTIFIED 802.11n draft 2.0 products and will bear a distinctive and
 prestigious logo, alerting consumers that the merchandise has passed the
 rigors of industry standards testing.
     "We commend D-Link for achieving Wi-Fi certification for the Xtreme N
 Router and Notebook Adapter," said Wi-Fi Alliance managing director Frank
 Hanzlik. "Having met the rigorous requirements for Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 802.11n
 draft 2.0 is quite an accomplishment, and reflects D-Link's commitment to
 interoperable, protected next-generation Wi-Fi technology."
     Delivering significantly faster speeds and further range over
 previous-generation Wi-Fi gear, products based on the new 802.11n draft 2.0
 standard can do more than ever before, offering consumers whole-home
 coverage and enabling content-rich applications such as streaming
 high-definition video, online gaming with multiple users on a single
 network, and speedy file transfer of photos, music, and more. Small
 business users will be able to leverage 802.11n products to increase
 network capacity and improve robustness.
     D-Link has been gaining momentum with its 802.11n draft 2.0 offerings.
 The leading analyst firm In-Stat reports that D-Link draft 802.11n
 shipments have gained significant market share, displaying the strongest
 growth in the category with an increase of over 66% in unit shipments from
 Q4 2006 to Q1 2007. Also, D-Link recently announced another first in the
 market, offering 2.0 product upgrades for its draft 802.11n Xtreme N
 product line. The D-Link DIR-655 and DWA-652 are based on Atheros' XSPAN
 WLAN technology contained in the Wi-Fi Alliance 802.11n draft test suite
 that has also been Wi-Fi CERTIFIED for draft 802.11n.
     "We're proud to be first to receive Wi-Fi CERTIFICATION status and to
 associate with the Wi-Fi Alliance in offering products and technologies
 that deliver on the promise of convergence in the industry," said AJ Wang,
 chief technical officer of D-Link. "Introducing the next stage of this
 important technology with the 2.0 draft compliance, along with passing the
 Wi-Fi Alliance's rigorous certification process, validates the efforts that
 D-Link has invested in its products to meet the 802.11n specification in
 terms of reliability, security and interoperability."
     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.
     About the Wi-Fi Alliance
     The Wi-Fi Alliance is a global, non-profit industry association of more
 than 300 member companies devoted to promoting the growth of wireless Local
 Area Networks (WLANs). With the aim of enhancing the user experience for
 mobile wireless devices, the Wi-Fi Alliance's testing and certification
 programs ensure the interoperability of WLAN products based on the IEEE
 802.11 specification. Since the introduction of the Wi-Fi Alliance's
 certification program in March 2000, more than 3,400 products have been
 designated as Wi-Fi CERTIFIED(TM), encouraging the expanded use of Wi-Fi
 products and services across the consumer and enterprise markets.
     D-Link, Xtreme N 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 (C) 2007. D-Link
 Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
 

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