D-Link’s Latest Innovations in Connected Home Technology

  • Posted on: 12 January 2010
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

D-Link RushAt last week’s CE (Consumer Electronic) Show in Las Vegas D-Link under the theme “Link Your Life” announced and demonstrated some of its latest in connected home technology.  The  innovations covered Home Entertainment, Home Security and Home Connectivity.  According to D-Link the solutions are affordable and easy to setup, so consumer can start implementing then now.

For home connectivity D-Link will be offering more services through its mydlink web portal.  D-Link sees this service as an integral part of connected home jigsaw.  The service is aim at people who long to embrace a world connected through the internet.  “mydlink products remove the learning curve that is typically associated with high-tech devices because they are truly Plug-and-Play compatible with extremely easy configuration” said D-Link.

Another product which they think will deliver connectivity for the home is its D-Link Rush, an Xtreme N 600 Duo HD mediaBridge kit.  It is said to be D-Link’s fastest yet.  The D-Link Rush will give household the fastest streaming possible from some of the most demanding content.  “There is no need to replace the home router – it boost the power of any existing 802.11 a, b, g, or n router with up to 600Mbps* speed and greater signal coverage”.

Other products were the Neteasy Software Solution (due out Q1 of 2010) and D-Link Wireless N Router, a travel companion featuring multi-mode functionality, which can be used either as a wireless router or create an 802.11n Wi-Fi network anywhere one is needed.

D-Link also introduced the D-Link Home Monitoring starter kit, a solution that allows home owners to monitor the security of their home through the mydlink web portal.  Alerts from wireless sensors around the home are instantly relayed by text, email and voice-call to the consumer and their designated contacts via a broadband router to the internet.   Also available is the D-Link Home Energy Monitoring Starter Kit. The kit lets you measure energy consumption of electrical appliances in the home. This can also be manage and configured through the mydlink web portal.

Also announced was the D-Link 3G Door Phone.  Looks like an ordinary door bell but allows home owners to get a full view of visitor whether the owner is at home are away – pictures can be viewed by on a 3G mobile phone.

For entertainment were the Boxee Box and the Pebble.  The Boxee Box is a set-top-box that merge your content so that you can enjoy them from your HDTV, so you can watch movies, TV shows, listen to music and download and view your photos from your PC and the Internet. The device also won Best of Innovation at the show.  Pebble is a media player that can stream data from wherever it is stored -- in USB thumb-drives, or SD/XM/Flash memory cards, in network storage (NAS) devices, PCs or on the Internet.