D-Link today 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-Link 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 simple 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 360, Playstation 3 or Nintendo Wii 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.
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
The DHP-303 is available now and retails for $139.99 in the US and £120.00 in the UK.