D-Link Expands Amplifi™ Family of Premium Home Networking Solutions

HD Media Router 2000 and PowerLine AV 500 Kit Offer Today's Homes the Latest in Uninterrupted High-Performance Network Connectivity

Sep 14, 2011, 03:01 ET from D-Link

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link today announced the latest products to join its Amplifi™ family of high-performance home networking solutions, the HD Media Router 2000 (DIR-827) and the PowerLine AV 500 Gigabit Switch Kit (DHP-541). Designed to optimize a home's Wi-Fi signal and provide increased and continuous Internet strength, the HD Media Router 2000 offers advanced wireless connectivity and HD Fuel® for automatic bandwidth prioritization, enabling seamless high-quality HD streaming, gaming without lag time and uninterrupted VoIP calling. The PowerLine AV 500 Gigabit Switch Kit delivers additional bandwidth through existing electrical wiring and outlets, enabling consumers to connect an entertainment system to the network from any room in the house with speeds of up to 500Mbps.

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"With the increased usage of wirelessly-connected devices in homes, there is a huge demand for stronger and more reliable network connections," says Daniel Kelley, associate vice president of consumer marketing, D-Link North America. "D-Link's new Amplifi products address this demand by providing consumers top-shelf, high-performance products – whether you're looking for increased signal strength and uninterrupted streaming of your favorite HD videos and music across the home network, or extra bandwidth for secure, fast connectivity to otherwise hard-to-reach places."

Featuring data transfer rates of up to 600Mbps and HD Fuel®, the HD Media Router 2000 offers simultaneous N600 Dual Band (300Mbps + 300Mbps) for streaming HD videos and surfing the web at the same time. HD Fuel enables the built-in Quality of Service (QoS) engine to automatically prioritize high bandwidth activities for uninterrupted HD video streaming, gaming and VoIP calling. Unlike conventional routers, it is specifically designed to automatically provide extra bandwidth to certain activities, enhancing online entertainment and eliminating glitches or lags. The high-performance HD Media Router 2000 also allows users to stream online media content to multiple devices anywhere in the home, for the ultimate online entertainment experience. In addition, the new home network router features USB SharePort™ Plus with a USB 3.0 port for sharing virtually any USB-enabled device, such as a printer or storage device, across the home network at faster transfer rates. It also includes an SD Card slot for sharing media files with anyone on the home network, whether it's a photo or movie file.

The PowerLine AV 500 Gigabit Switch Kit (DHP-541) features D-Link's PowerLine AV 500 four-port Gigabit Switch (DHP-540) and one PowerLine AV 500 Adapter (DHP-502AV) for simple, secure, fast connectivity to hard-to-reach places in the home, such as a basement or attic. Using a home's existing electrical wiring, consumers can easily plug, play and transform any conventional power outlet into a fully-functioning Ethernet port. Ideal for home entertainment systems, PowerLine technology allows consumers to connect to the network from any room in the house with a fast 500Mbps transfer rate. And with the ability to support multiple streams of HD content and prioritize Internet traffic with a built-in QoS engine, these PowerLine HomePlug AV products deliver glitch-free movies, gaming, web surfing, and downloading simultaneously.

For more information and detailed specs on the HD Media Router 2000 (DIR-827), the PowerLine AV 500 Gigabit Switch Kit (DHP-541) or other D-Link Amplifi products, visit amplifi.dlink.com.

Availability and Pricing

The HD Media Router 2000 will be available in late-September with a retail price of $149.99 throughout D-Link's network of U.S. e-tail and retail outlets, including Fry's and Micro Center, and at the company's online store (www.dlinkshop.com). The PowerLine AV 500 Gigabit Switch Kit will be available for a retail price of $159.99 in October.

About D-Link

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management.  For more information visit www.dlink.com or connect with D-Link on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink).

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Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.  Wireless range and speed rates are D-Link RELATIVE performance measurements based on the wireless range and speed rates of a standard Wireless G product from D-Link.  Maximum throughput based on D-Link's 802.11n devices.