D-Link Shipping 200Mbps PowerLine Switches To Extend Home Networks Using Existing Electrical Wiring

D-Link Middle East,
the end-to-end computer network solutions provider for consumer and
business, today introduced a new series of PowerLine Network Adapters
that enable consumers to piggyback onto existing electrical wiring to
extend their home network.

With the D-Link PowerLine HD Network
Starter Kit, every contiguous power outlet becomes a potential network
port for easily connecting digital media devices, game consoles, print
servers, computers and network storage devices throughout the home. No
new cables or wires are needed since the kit adapters take advantage of
ordinary AC power and ever-present wall sockets for transferring data.

devices can easily be added to a home network using the D-Link
PowerLine HD 4-Port Switch (DHP-342), or the D-Link PowerLine HD
Ethernet Adapter (DHP-312), each sold separately. D-Link is also
offering the PowerLine HD 4-Port Starter Kit (DHP-341) that includes
an HD 4-Port Switch bundled with an HD Ethernet Adapter (DHP-342 and

The new D-Link
desktop series PowerLine Network Switches and Adapters are capable of
delivering up to 200Mbps, a rapid transmission speed suitable for
bandwidth-intensive applications such as HD video streaming, Voice over
Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls, and lag-free online gaming experiences.
In addition, the switches’ embedded Quality of Service (QoS) technology
prioritizes traffic, ensuring that multimedia applications will not
experience performance degradation while web surfing and file downloads
are in progress.

“Our PowerLine
networking solution makes it even easier for consumers to enjoy the
benefits of a true digital home designed for high-definition media
streaming, online gaming and other next-generation applications,” said
Harrison Albert, Regional Sales Director at D-Link Middle East. “The
technology is fast, extremely easy-to-use, and is a natural complement
to our popular wired and wireless home networking for moving data into
areas of a home where it may be difficult to run a cable or achieve a
strong wireless signal”, he added.

D-Link’s new
desktop series PowerLine Network Adapters plug directly into a wall
outlet, with either one or four LAN ports to connect multiple devices
and network them with other D-Link PowerLine Adapters throughout the
home. The network ID on the device can be quickly and conveniently
configured at the push of a button, enabling secure encryption which
helps protect the PowerLine network from intruder wire-tapping.

The adapters also
feature D-Link Green technology with a power saving mode to help
conserve energy. If no data transmission or reception occurs during a
specified time period, the adapter will automatically go into sleep
mode to save power.


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