D-Link Releases PowerLine Adapter Kit

Posted by at 10:12 pm on April 15, 2009

D-Link has introduced its next-generation PowerLine adapter kit, an ideal solution for connecting computers,high-definition (HD) media players, game consoles, network attached storage(NAS), and Internet content throughout the home.

With the new D-LinkR PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-303)anyone can take advantage of existing home electrical wiring to create or extend a network. The kit includes two PowerLine wall plugs/ adapters. The DHP-303 turns every power outlet in the home into a wall-to-wall network for connecting when connected to a switch or wireless access point.

With plug-and-play installation, the DHP-303 is ideal for connecting an Ethernet-enabled digital media device such as TiVo or Slingbox to the home network and the Internet. It also allows users to connect gaming consoles like the Xbox 360R, PlaystationR 3 or Nintendo WiiT to the Internet.   The device will automatically be displayed in Microsoft Windows Vista’s Network Map.       Users also can check the DHP-303’s performance via a built-in LED.

“This latest addition to our PowerLine HD product family offers user-friendly, wall-to-wall networking so everyone in the household can enjoy a powerful, extended multimedia experience regardless of the location,” said AJ Wang, chief technology officer for D-Link.

The PowerLine Adapter, with simple push-button activation, implements Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) for securing connections and keeping data safe from intruders. To create a secure connection the user simply pushes a button on one adapter, then goes to another room and pushes a button on the other adapter. It also offers Quality of Service (QoS) support to help prioritize data and enable smooth video streaming and lag-free gaming.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Uses home’s existing electrical wiring
  • Streams HD media across the network
  • Up to 200Mbps throughput
  • Connects computers, game consoles and multimedia devices to the Internet
  • Plugs into existing power outlets
  • QoS support helps prioritize Internet traffic
  • Extends wireless LAN by connecting an access point to achieve stronger wireless signals in remote areas
  • Supports enhanced network security
  • Simple plug-and-play installation
  • Power-saving mode
  • Simple push-button security
  • LED for easy monitoring
  • Microsoft Windows Vista “network map” locator

Price and Availability

D-Link PowerLine HD Network Adapter Starter Kit is available through D-Link’s network of value-added resellers (VARs), solution providers and distributors, and at D-Link’s online store, www.dlinkshop.com for the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $139.99.

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