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D-Link's PowerLine router: coming very soon for $169.99


Remember D-Link's Amplifi router technology that's designed to cover every inch of your home in wireless internet goodness? Well, the company's opening the box on another unit to add to the party: The Wireless N PowerLine Gigabit Router is getting a big debut ahead of a launch later this month. It'll pump out the world wide web at 500Mbps over your electrical wires and 300Mbps without. It'll set you back $170 and we've got some more detailed info after the break.

D-Link Expands amplifi™ High-Performance Home Networking with New HD Media Router 3000 with Cloud Services and Wireless N PowerLine Gigabit Router

New amplifi by D-Link Products Deliver Industry-Leading Wired and Wireless Connectivity; Unique SharePort™ Cloud for Easy Storing, Sharing and Content Management Anytime, Anywhere

INTERNATIONAL CES, LAS VEGAS – Jan. 10, 2012 –D-Link today expanded its award-winning line of amplifi™ high-performance home networking solutions to include the HD Media Router 3000 (DIR-857) with SharePort™ Cloud technology, and the Wireless N PowerLine Gigabit Router (DHP-1565). Offering industry-leading speeds of up to 900 Mbps, HD Fuel® for automatic bandwidth prioritization and new SharePort Cloud to remotely manage and share content, the D-Link® HD Media Router 3000 provides high-performance connectivity to support a range of bandwidth intensive applications. Delivering industry-exclusive 500Mbps PowerLine bandwidth, the D-Link Wireless N PowerLine Gigabit Router taps into a home's existing electrical wiring to extend wired and Wi-Fi networking to hard-to-reach places for enhanced gaming, HD media streaming and super-fast Internet.

"The latest additions to our amplifi line underscore the growing needs of connected homes – an ever-expanding list of bandwidth-intensive applications and instant access to personal content anywhere, anytime," said Daniel Kelley, associate vice president of marketing, D-Link North America. "Whether gaming online, streaming HD media or extending your home network to multiple rooms, the new HD Media Router 3000 and Wireless N PowerLine Gigabit Router allow consumers to truly focus on enjoying and sharing their content at home or remotely."

The flagship HD Media Router 3000 combines industry-leading data transfer rates of up to 900 Mbps¹1 with HD Fuel technology to prioritize bandwidth and deliver uninterrupted 1080p HD video streams, lag-free online gaming, and ultra-fast downloads of large media files. Boasting a sleek design that fits any home environment, the high-performance N900 (N450 + N450) simultaneous dual band router also features exclusive USB 3.0 for 10x faster streaming than USB 2.0, and an SD card slot to share and access media across a network.

Joining the company's new portfolio of cloud-enabled devices, the HD Media Router 3000 also features unique SharePort Cloud technology and SharePort Mobile apps to access, share and manage content between family, friends and devices from a single location. Consumers can access documents, photos, music, and videos using free native iOS and Android™ apps for Apple® iPad®, iPhone® and Android devices. In addition, for connecting a home entertainment system, the HD Media Router 3000 boasts 4 Gigabit ports with true Gigabit connectivity for industry-leading wired Ethernet speeds.

The Wireless N PowerLine Gigabit Router (DHP-1565) is ideal for homes or small offices where concrete walls, successive floors or other architectural impediments inhibit a wireless signal. Simply plug the Wireless N PowerLine Gigabit Router into an electrical outlet and the technology distributes broadband to Internet-enabled devices wirelessly or through the electrical wiring in a home at speeds of up to 500Mbps over the PowerLine AV network for superior HD video performance and up to 300Mbps over the wireless network. In addition, a USB 2.0 port with SharePort Plus technology enables users to connect and share USB printers and devices across a network.

More about the amplifi HD Media Router 3000
Named an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree, the HD Media Router 3000 offers a range of features, including:
Two Gbps Bi-directional routing – True Gigabit speed
Industry-fastest N900 (N450 + N450) speed
Industry-exclusive HD Fuel automatic Quality of Service (QoS) for uninterrupted HD media streaming, gaming and Internet calls
Industry-exclusive USB 3.0 port for 10x faster streams than USB 2.0
SharePort Cloud technology lets users share and access media content such as videos, music and photos stored on a USB storage device or SDIO card both locally and remotely
SD card slot for sharing videos and media across a network
Four Gigabit Ethernet ports for blazing wired connectivity

More about the amplifi Wireless N PowerLine Gigabit Router:
Leading the way in PowerLine technology, the Wireless N PowerLine Gigabit Router offers a host of performance benefits, including:
Up to 500Mbps for PowerLine AV Network and up to 300Mbps for Wireless Network and 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Ports for great wired connectivity
USB 2.0 port with SharePort Plus for sharing USB printers or storage devices across a network
Intelligent Antenna Technology eliminates dead spots
Common Connect Button for easy PowerLine and Wireless Setup
Built-in QoS Engine for enhanced Internet experience
Whole-home coverage without unsightly cables

Availability and Pricing
D-Link's amplifi HD Media Router 3000 and Wireless N PowerLine Gigabit Router will be displayed at the 2012 International CES, Jan. 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nev. The HD Media Router 3000 will be available in late-January with a retail price of $169.99 and the Wireless N PowerLine Gigabit Router will be available January with a retail price of $159.99 throughout D-Link's network of U.S. e-tail and retail outlets, and at the company's online store.

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