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D-LINK® XTREME N DUO MEDIABRIDGE™ named electronic house magazine product of the year 2007


Unique Wireless Solution Makes it Possible for Existing Routers or Ethernet Devices to Provide Draft 802.11n 5GHz Band Performance.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.— D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumers and business, today announced it has received the Electronic House magazine Product of the Year Award for its Xtreme N™ Duo MediaBridge™ (DAP-1555), a next-generation dual-band wireless device that allows users to add 5GHz Draft 802.11n capabilities to an existing router.

Wireless 802.11n operating in the 5GHz band enhances transmission of high-definition (HD) multimedia content throughout the home, from PCs to home entertainment centers, by avoiding potential interference and congestion from legacy networks or products operating in the 2.4GHz band.

“New products are nominated and judged on the promise of features that our editorial staff feels will be remarkable. Topping our list of criteria is technological innovation, combined with overall value - and just plain outstanding features,” said Cindy Davis, Editor-In-Chief, Electronic House magazine. She added that the publication’s editorial staff based its voting on hands-on evaluations, product demos, and feedback from installers and users.

“We’re honored that the editors at Electronic House Publishing have recognized our Xtreme N Duo MediaBridge for its performance and innovation,” said Daniel Kelley, director of marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. “When it comes to delivering superior wireless performance, clarity and coverage, the DAP-1555 is the ideal centerpiece for the home wireless network.”

The D-Link Xtreme N Duo MediaBridge helps avoid interference by allowing the user to use the 5GHz frequency band, thus providing a stable high-performance wireless link for streaming HD video and other latency sensitive applications such as multi-player wireless gaming.

To enable draft 802.11n wireless performance in an existing router, the DAP-1555 attaches to an Ethernet port and then sends the dual-band draft 11n signal throughout the home. Users can utilize two MediaBridge adapters for optimal performance by connecting one to the router and the second to an Ethernet capable device in the home entertainment center. The D-Link DAP-1555 can connect up to five devices - including game consoles, Digital Video Recorders (DVR) and Digital Media Adapters (DMA) - all at the same time.

The Xtreme N Duo MediaBridge is the newest addition to the award-winning Xtreme N product family. The DAP-1555 works with next-generation dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 802.11n wireless devices as well as legacy 802.11b/g products. It is designed for users looking to get a faster wireless connection capable of handling HD video streams while providing the maximum home coverage they need.

D-Link’s Xtreme N Duo MediaBridge is based on the same Wi-Fi® CERTIFIED™ Atheros® XSPAN™ dual-band draft 802.11n technology that is featured in the Wi-Fi Alliance draft 2.0 802.11n test suite.

Key Features and Benefits:

* Xtreme N Duo technology for superior wireless performance
* MediaBand™ technology for an enhanced media experience
* Includes WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup™) for simple push-button wireless network configuration
* Supports secure wireless encryption using WEP, WPA™ or WPA2™
* 5-Port 10/100 switch
* UPnP™ support
* 24/7 advanced technical support and 1-Year limited warranty

Price and Availability

The D-Link Xtreme N Duo MediaBridge with MediaBand technology (DAP-1555) is expected to ship this quarter (Q3, 2007) to the company’s network of retail outlets, value-added resellers and distributors. Pricing will be announced when the product ships.


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