CES 2008: Show Floor Coverage (Part 3)

D-Link's Booth

D-Link's Booth

 Dual band home routers have emerged in numbers this CES and the D-Link Extreme N DIR-855 is a new Draft-N wireless router that will intelligently use the 2.4GHz band for general bandwidth like web browsing and the 5GHz band for bandwidth-intensive tasks like HD video streaming.

 The sleek, black DGL-4500 also features D-Link's duo band networking that operates on the 2.4 and 5GHz bands, but specifically tweaked for gaming purposes, unlike the general task DIR-855 above. It features all Gigabit LAN ports and D-Link's proprietary GameFuel optimization, which basically reduces the priority of all other traffic when turned on so that game packets receive the most attention.

 D-Link d-life is a new initiative by D-Link to offer up a way to manage a family of networked products directly from one single interface. These products can include digital phones, answering machines, webcams, photo frames and adapters. When launched, you basically plug in compatible d-life equipment to the network, register it online (www.dlife.com) and you're set.

 Dual band appears in the latest iteration of D-Link's MediaLounge family as well. The DSM-750 is a dual band wireless Draft N Windows Vista Media Center Extender for streaming your HD media as well as offering media content from online providers.

 D-Link also had prototype display units of their next generation WiMAX enabled routers and adapters at their booth.

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