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D-Link Introduced Two New 802.11ax Ultra Wi-Fi Routers at CES 2018



D-Link introduced two 802.11ax routers to its Ultra Wi-Fi router line – the AX600 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (DIR-X6060), and the AX11000 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (DIR-X9000).

Designed to push the limits of Wi-Fi performance throughout the home to support more devices, more data and diverse needs, the dual-band AX6000 Ultra Router delivers combined speeds of up to 6,000 Mbps, while the tri-band AX1100 Ultra Wi-Fi Router delivers combined speeds of up to 11,000 Mpbs.

These innovative and tech-advanced networking solutions offer Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds and work with a new D-Link Wi-Fi app for a seamless setup process. The routers bring higher-speed throughput to more devices simultaneously for greater network capacity.

Additional features include:

  • Multi-Gig Internet Speeds Ready: One 2.5 Gbps WAN port/Four Gigabit LAN ports
  • MU-MIMO: Both routers support 4×4 MU-MIMO
  • 8 High-Performance Antennas: Deliver maximum range around your home-friendly
  • New App: Easy setup and management via new D-Link Wi-Fi app
  • Connect Storage: USB 3.0 port and DLNA support

The new D-Link 802.11ax Ultra Wi-Fi Routers will be available in the second half of 2018.

Visit D-Link at CES 2018 at the Venetian, Titian booth # 2302


D-Link Adds New HD Wi-Fi Cameras to its Ecosystem at CES 2018



D-Link expanded its line of successful smart home monitoring solutions with new affordable HD Wi-Fi Cameras. Designed for a number of home monitoring needs, the HD Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-8010LH), Full HD Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-8300LH), and the Full HD Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-8535LH) offer advanced features, including recording options as well as third party integration capabilities with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant, and IFTTT.

These HD Wi-Fi Cameras are updates to the current D-Link camera lineup and will provide consumers with affordable and feature-packed home monitoring options. With features like cloud recording options and third-party compatibility, these cameras will be great for those looking to add to their current connected home, as well as those who are just starting out.

The HD Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-8010LH) is coming in Q2 of 2018 at $59.99. The Full HD Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-8300LH) is coming in Q2 of 2018 at $89.99. The Full HD Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Camera is coming in Q2 of 2018 at $119.99.

To create a more user-friendly connected home experience, D-Link has created a new mydlink app which allows users to setup and manage their cameras all in the palm of their hand. D-Link users can watch the live view of their cameras from anywhere and receive triggered alerts when sound or motion is detected.

For comprehensive surveillance, the new mydlink app will continue to support free local recording via a microSD card as well as the option to use cloud recording – with various subscription options.

Mydlink cloud recording will be available starting in Q1 of 2018 and will offer free and paid subscriptions with pricing details to come, closer to availability.

Visit D-Link at CES 2018 at Venetian, Titian booth # 2302.


D-Link Debuts Two New Wire-Free Indoor/Outdoor Camera Solutions at CES 2018



D-Link debuted two new wire-free indoor/outdoor camera solutions to meet the ever-increasing need for around-the-clock home surveillance. Bringing connectivity to all areas, the LTE Full HD Indoor/Outdoor Camera (DCS-1820LH) and the Wire-Free Full HD Indoor/Outdoor Camera (DCS-2802KT) offer a number of exciting new features.

With rechargeable batteries, IP65 rating, and the ability to record locally or to the cloud, these cameras are ideal for extended monitoring needs. The LTE Full HD Indoor/Outdoor Camera (DCS-1820LH) is coming in Q2 of 2018 at $299.99. The Wire-Free Full HD Indoor/Outdoor Camera (DCS-2802KT) is coming in Q2 of 2018 at $249.99 (1 Camera Kit), $349.99 (2 Camera Kit), and $219.99 (Add on Cameras).

The LTE Full Indoor/Outdoor Camera, a CES Innovations award honoree, helps bring connectivity to all areas of the home, and can be used even in places that don’t have Wi-Fi or electrical power, providing users with flexibility and freedom for installation, monitoring, and automation.

This camera also provides great connectivity when used on larger properties, during events and even for small businesses using Wi-Fi or the LTE service. The device connects to Verizon’s award-winning network to support non-Wi-Fi areas that the customer wants to monitor.

With the exceptional battery life of over 11 months, D-Link’s Wire-Free Full HD Indoor/Outdoor Camera Kit helps round out a home surveillance system. It provides visibility into traditionally hard to reach areas such as backyards or patios, and offers both a cloud recording option as well as a local recording option with a USB 2.0 port.

With night vision, two-way audio, and 1080p resolution, this camera kit is ideal for a larger space that needs monitoring. In addition, these new cameras work with the updated mydlink app, which includes cloud recording options as well as third party integration capabilities with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT.

Visit D-Link at CES 2018 at the Venetian, Titian # 2302


D-Link Unveils New Cover Whole Home Wi-Fi Systems at CES 2018



D-Link announced two next generation Covr whole home Wi-Fi solutions at CES 2018. They announced the 3-Pack Dual-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System (COVR-C1203), which is coming in Q1 of 2018 for $249.99. D-Link also announced the 2-Pack Tri-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System (COVR-2202), which is coming in Q2 of 2018 for $319.99.

The Covr Wi-Fi systems are simple, intelligent solutions that offer a scalable mesh wireless network for ultra-fast speeds and seamless coverage to the furthest reaches of a home. Featuring a warm and home-friendly design, both Covr models offer Smart Roaming for a seamless connection and Smart Steering to guide devices to the optimum wireless band.

The Tri-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System (COVR-2202), a CES Innovations and award honoree, is a high-power, seamless solution that blankets every inch of the home with ultra-fast AC2200 Wi-Fi.

Offering tri-band connectivity to deliver high performance and more coverage with one seamless network, the COVR-2202 delivers faster downloads and lag-free 4K streaming, and comes with high-power amplifiers to cover up to 6,000 sq. ft. with ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi.

Leveraging Smart Backhaul design for the dedicated 5GHz wireless backhaul, the built-in vertical and horizontal antenna combination optimizes connectivity between Covr points to provide maximum Wi-Fi throughout the home. In addition, built-in Alexa compatibility allows for a voice controlled Wi-Fi network.

The Dual-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System (COVR-C1203) stretches AC1200 wireless signal to all corners of the home with its 2×3 antenna configuration for maximized range and connectivity.

Delivering seamless coverage for up to 5,000 sq. ft. with three Covr points, the COVR-C1230 is fast enough to support multiple devices undertaking data-intensive tasks like simultaneous HD streaming. In addition, the COVR-C1203 is offered in a home-friendly design with swappable color plates.

Visit D-Link at CES 2018 at the Venetian, Titian booth #2302


D-Link Announced Wi-Fi Router Powered by McAfee at CES 2018



D-Link announced that the AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Powered by McAfee will be coming in Q2 of 2018. It is an all-in-one solution that automatically increases security for devices on the home network and delivers on both companies’ vision to address the pressing need for online security as people’s lives become increasingly connected.

The comprehensive solution includes D-Link’s high-performance dual-band 802.11ac router with MU-MIMO technology that enhances network capacity and efficiency for users, McAfee Secure Home Platform that automatically protects all devices connected to the network, and the Intel Home Wi-Fi Chipset WAV500 Series to deliver robust Wi-Fi connectivity to numerous connected devices at the same time, running a range of high-bandwidth applications.

IoT (Internet of Things) devices are subject to attacks just like any other connected device like a PC or smartphone. The new D-Link AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Powered by McAfee immediately and automatically helps secure all connected devices at the network level in a home, including non-display IoT devices, providing an additional layer of protection from potential hackers and for members of the home using devices and accessing online content.

McAfee’s Global Threat Intelligence features adaptable machine learning that protects by preventing, detecting, and correcting malicious malware and attacks, which enable a safer internet browsing experience for consumers.

Designed for families and smart home owners looking for the ultimate home networking without sacrificing privacy and security, the DIR-2680 keeps connected devices safer from unwanted intrusions and thefts.

Additionally, comprehensive parental control features provide customized protection from children in the household. The DIR-2680 is easily set up with the D-Link Wi-Fi app and can be managed from anywhere with the McAfee Secure Home Platform app.

Visit D-Link at CES 2018 at the Venetian, Titian booth # 2302


D-Link Delivers Simplified High-Speed Whole Home Wi-Fi System



D-Link is a global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. D-Link made several announcements at CES 2017 about their new products, including the Covr Wi-Fi System and the Covr Powerline Wi-Fi System.

The Covr Wi-Fi System (DKT-883) technology transforms the traditional router-extender solution into an easy to use Wi-Fi system that blankets the entire home with a fast, reliable, signal. While other mesh network solutions rely on multiple access points, a premium router is the backbone of the Covr Wi-Fi System. Combined with the seamless extenders to cover hard to reach areas, the system delivers a Wi-Fi signal to all areas of the home including upstairs, basements and backyards.

The Covr Powerline Wi-Fi System (DHP-732AV) is one of the first Wi-Fi solutions to utilize PowerLine technology as a foundation. Covr uses the existing home router and a set of adapters to create a comprehensive Wi-Fi coverage solution. PowerLine users the home’s existing wiring to transfer network data, essentially turning electrical circuits into a high-speed network The Covr PowerLine System extends Wi-Fi coverage to hard-to-reach areas of the home, as well as wired networks.

The new D-Link HD 180 Degree Wi-Fi Camera (DCH-8100LH) and HD Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-8000LH) deliver an intuitive and affordable way to monitor homes and loved ones. The two cameras are designed for a variety of surveillance applications and lighting conditions – offering premium features, wide viewing angles, night vision, sound and motion detection, and crisp HD video.

Visit D-Link System at CES 2017 at Titian 2301A, Titian 2301B, and Titian 2302.


D-Link has a New Line of EXO Routers at CES



D-Link LogoD-Link is expanding its existing line of EXO Internet routers. The company recently announced the release of its new AC1900 Wi-Fi Router and the AC1750 Wi-Fi Router. The EXO series delivers exceptional Wi-Fi performance with high-power amplifiers designed to maximize range as well as gigabit Ethernet ports for wired connectivity. The AC1900 router also includes SmartConnect technology to automatically assign clients to the wireless band providing the best bandwidth.

Additional features and capabilities for the AC1900 Wi-Fi Router and AC1750 Wi-Fi Router include:

  • 11AC Wi-Fi Dual Band Connectivity1:
  • Up to 1300Mbps on the 5GHz band and 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz band
  • High Power Amplifiers – Provide wider coverage throughout your home
  • SmartConnect – Automatically assigns connected devices to the best possible band for optimal Wi-Fi performance2
  • Intelligent QoS – Traffic optimization delivers seamless performance for your applications
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup – Push button to easily connect devices to your wireless network
  • Backward Compatible – Works with existing Wi-Fi devices (802.11n/g)
  • Wireless Encryption – Uses WPA or WPA2 security

These new routers from D-Link will range in price from $129.99 to $149.99 and they should both be available by mid-2016 at most online and brick-and-mortar retail locations.


D-Link teams up with IfTTT for its smart home solutions at CES



dlinkIf This Then That (IfTTT) can be used to accomplish all sorts of cool things and, while not limited to any particular area, it has been seeing some growth in the area of home automation as several products have enabled its usage and D-Link is doing the same.

The company is announcing that its line of mydlink is getting IfTTT integration. This will work across a broad range of devices including smart plugs, water and motion sensors, WiFi alarms and the new smart alarm detector.

“Users want to integrate and expand their home automation system with other devices and services. With the integration of IFTTT into the mydlink Home ecosystem, users can enhance and expand control of their home using IFTTT recipes to trigger a variety of actions — almost like a programmer — creating an automated home designed to fit their needs,” says Ken Loyd, Director of Product Marketing at D-Link. “Integrating with IFTTT opens up a world of possibilities and provides users with unprecedented control over their mydlink Home experience”.

If you have used IfTTT then you know that the things you set up are “recipes”. You can choose from an ever-expanding list of ones created by other users or, if you’re ambitious, you can create your own. D-Link has provided some information on this which you can find below.

  • mydlink Wi-Fi Smart Plug: Whether scheduling a fan to turn off when you leave for work, turning on a stereo every morning to get pumped for the day, or setting a schedule for the night light to turn off in the kids’ room, with the mydlink Home app and IFTTT, the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plugs make homes brighter, safer and more in tune with you.
  • mydlink Wi-Fi Water Sensor: The Wi-Fi Water Sensor lets users know when leaks are detected before it’s too late. Get alerted before a problem becomes a disaster with a mobile alert and audible alarm. With an IFTTT recipe, flicker the lights in the living room if a water heater leak is detected in the garage, turn the lamp on in the bathroom if a sink or bathtub is overflowing, or sound a Wi-Fi Siren.
  • mydlink Wi-Fi Siren: D-Link’s Wi-Fi Siren can scare away potential intruders and automate a home for awareness, deterrence and security. Pair with a Wi-Fi Motion or Water Sensor to get alerted when movement or water is detected in a range of personalized ways. With an IFTTT recipe you can sound the siren if the temperature falls below freezing, so you can protect water pipes before it’s too late, or sound the siren if motion is detected after a specified time.
  • mydlink Wi-Fi Motion Sensor: Whether it’s turning on the lights in the bedroom for a bright welcome home, a siren sounding if the front door is opened in the middle of the night, or an alert to clean up the litter box, IFTTT support helps make a home react to motion. D-Link’s Wi-Fi Motion Sensor sends push notifications to a smartphone or tablet when motion is detected, so users always know what’s happening while away.
  • mydlink Smart Alarm Detector: The new Smart Alarm Detector sends users a message should a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm go off at home. Fortunately, if you’re not around to take that message, an IFTTT recipe can be used to trigger a text message, turn on a light or sound a siren

Availability of IfTTT support will come late in quarter one of 2016.


Safeguard Against Water Damage with D-Link’s Wi-Fi Water Sensor



D-Link LogoHumans have done much over the centuries to try and control the flow of water around us. And in many parts of the developed world, we’ve created intricate water distribution systems that have helped to create a baseline quality of life unparalleled by anything in history. And while most modern indoor plumbing is generally reliable, sometimes it breaks down, potentially causing all kinds of damage. When plumbing leaks start, a quick response is crucial to avoid excessive water damage. But what do you do when those leaks occur in the middle of the night, while you’re asleep? Or when you’re not at home? D-Link has provided a solution with its new Wi-Fi Water Sensor.

The concept behind the D-Link DCH-S160 Water Sensor is pretty simple. Just place the sensor in an area of concern for potential water problems (near a sump pump or water heater, next to a washing machine, etc.) and plug it into a wall outlet. When the sensor detects water in its vicinity, it will immediately send an alert to the mydlink smartphone app, letting you know you should check out the situation. D-Link’s Wi-Fi Water Sensor can also be paired with a Wi-Fi siren to assure you’re alerted in the event of a water problem.

The D-Link Water Sensor retails for around $75.00 and can be found at most electronics retailers.


D-Link AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Router



D-Link LogoWith wifi routers and access points, there’s a subtle game of one-upmanship based on the number of aerials sprouting from the device. If unit has only one aerial or it’s embedded in the unit, it probably comes free from the broadband or cable provider; two aerials is soooo 11g, three aerials and the router’s got some chops; six aerials….now you’re getting serious. Todd gets up to speed with the AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi router from Daniel Kelley, VP at D-Link.

The AC3200 is a serious piece of kit. To start with, it looks like something straight out of a sci-film, a red stealth fighter fully armed with six laser cannon. And while the laser cannon are really aerials, you get the point – it means business. The AC3200 is a tri-band router using one set of frequencies in the 2.4 GHz range and two sets in the 5 GHz. It intelligently assesses the bandwidth and QoS (Quality of Service) demands of the connecting devices and allocates them to the most appropriate channels, and if necessary, can aggregate all three bands giving a maximum theoretical transfer rate of 3.2 Gb/s. No matter that the actual data rate will be much lower, it’s still screaming fast.

Additionally, the AC3200 uses beam-forming technology to focus the wifi signal to where it’s needed, rather than transmitting uniformly everywhere. On the wired side, there are four gigabit ethernet ports and two USB ports (one USB3, one USB2) for connecting up storage (DLNA server built-in) or printers. The AC3200 can be the hub of a connected home.

The AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (aka DIR-890L/R) is available now on-line for around $300. It’s pricey, but you get what you pay for.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.

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