D-Link Canada has announced the availability of the latest products in the Amplifi™ family of high-performance home networking solutions, the Whole Home Router 1000 (DIR-645) and HD Media Router 2000 (DIR-827). Leveraging innovative new technologies for consumer routers, these products offer a range of features, such as SmartBeam™ smart antennas for whole home coverage, HD Fuel® for enhanced HD video streaming and USB 3.0 for blazing fast data transfers and media streaming.
“We are very excited about developing and being first to market with these new advancements in wireless technology. Both of these Amplifi products represent technology advancements poised to significantly improve consumers’ overall wireless experience with devices in the home,” said Lou Reda, vice president and general manager, Consumer Division, D-Link Canada.
Designed to optimize a home’s Wi-Fi signal and provide increased and continuous Internet speed, 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.
“With the amount of online content in Canada continuously expanding, we are seeing an increased demand for stronger and more reliable network connections in homes,” said Lou Reda, vice president and general manager, Consumer Division. “D-Link’s new high-performance Amplifi HD Media Router 2000 enables consumers to stream their favourite movies, TV shows and more from providers like YouTube, Netflix, and CinemaNow with an uninterrupted connection.”
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 and lag. The high-performance HD Media Router 2000 also allows users to stream online media content, such as YouTube, Netflix, or CinemaNow, to multiple devices anywhere in the home, for the ultimate online entertainment experience.
In addition, this 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. With DLNA support, consumers can stream content directly from a USB storage device to a DLNA enabled HDTV. 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 sleek new Amplifi Whole Home products with SmartBeam technology optimize home wireless network bandwidth to handle HD video streams, large media file downloads and online gaming applications for multiple devices, simultaneously anywhere in the home. SmartBeam uses six multi-directional antennas with a patented, sectorized design, to find and track individual devices, then focuses beams of bandwidth to those devices, ensuring a seamless connection anywhere in the home. D-Link’s SmartBeam products are ideal for homes or small offices where concrete walls, successive floors in multi-storied buildings, or other architectural hurdles can significantly weaken a wireless signal.
“The DIR-645 expands Wi-Fi coverage into the farthest corners of the home, essentially giving consumers whole home coverage,” says Lou Reda. “D-Link has been able to ensure consistent coverage throughout the home by investing heavily in R&D, and we are excited to bring these new patented technologies to the Canadian market as part of the Amplifi line of home networking solutions.”
The IPv6-ready Whole Home Router 1000 features up to 300Mbps speed, four Gigabit Ethernet ports, advanced QoS bandwidth prioritization, SharePort™ Plus for sharing USB devices such as external hard drives or printers, and 128-bit security encryption with advanced Wi-Fi Protected Setup for a secure, plug-and-play home network.
The Whole Home Router 1000 (DIR-645) will be available as of Oct. 14 with a suggested retail price of $109.99 and the HD Media Router 2000 will be available in early November with a suggested retail price of $169.99. Both products will be available throughout D-Link’s network of Canadian e-tail and retail outlets, including Best Buy, Future Shop and Staples, and at the company’s online store.