TechD-Link Expands Amplifi Family of Premium Home Networking Solutions

D-Link Expands Amplifi Family of Premium Home Networking Solutions


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Today D-Link expanded it’s Amplifi range with a new HD Media Router and a 4-port Gigabit Switch.

HD Media Router 2000


Up to 600Mbps speed, HD Fuel bandwidth prioritization, dual-band wireless, and 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports combine to power your connected lifestyle and deliver the uninterrupted connectivity you need to power multiple devices, simultaneously, and keep you in command of your digital universe. Go ahead: Stream HD movies, play your Xbox® 360 online or make Skype® calls – The HD Media Router 2000 with HD Fuel lets you do it all, all at once – free of annoying lags or glitches. SharePort Plus USB 3.0 lets you connect or stream from any USB device. There’s even an SD Card slot for accessing HD photos, videos and more.

Up to 600Mbps data transfer rates
Dual-band 2.4 Ghz and 5Ghz
HD Fuel™ QoS to prioritize high-bandwidth applications
High bandwidth Gigabit ports for connecting Ethernet-enabled devices
SharePort™ Plus Technology for connecting USB 3.0 devices (USB Printer/ USB DriveUPnP AV Server)


PowerLine AV 500 4-Port Gigabit Switch


PowerLine uses a building’s existing electrical wiring to turn any power outlet into a fully functioning Ethernet port and transform your entire home into a wall-to-wall network, instantly. Now you can take that same revolutionary PowerLine technology and extend your network to give up to 4 of your favorite connected devices their own gigabit Ethernet port, up to 500 Mbps speed, and advanced QoS prioritization for seamless digital entertainment anywhere in your home or small office. Just pair the Switch with any PowerLine AV Adapter and that’s it – D-Link’s push-button connectivity and security will set up your network, instantly.

Pair your switch with any of our PowerLine AV Adapters. Or Check out the PowerLine DHP-541 PowerLine AV 500 Gigabit Switch Kit. It has everything you need to build a wall-to-wall home network, instantly.

Extend a PowerLine network to up-to 4 of your favorite high performance devices.
PowerLine technology transmits data over your building’s existing electrical wiring.
High bandwidth Gigabit ports for high-bandwidth entertainment
Up to 500 Mbps data transfer rates for HD video, gaming and Skype calls on multiple devices at the same time.
QoS Traffic Optimization Technology to prioritize high bandwidth traffic


Here is the full press release for the two:

HD Media Router 2000 and PowerLine AV 500 Kit Offer Today’s Homes the Latest in Uninterrupted High-Performance Network Connectivity


FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Sept. 14, 2011 – D-Link today announced the latest products to join its Amplifi™ family of high-performance home networking solutions, the HD Media Router 2000 (DIR-827) and the PowerLine AV 500 Gigabit Switch Kit (DHP-541). Designed to optimize a home’s Wi-Fi signal and provide increased and continuous Internet strength, the HD Media Router 2000 offers advanced wireless connectivity and HD Fuel® for automatic bandwidth prioritization, enabling seamless high-quality HD streaming, gaming without lag time and uninterrupted VoIP calling. The PowerLine AV 500 Gigabit Switch Kit delivers additional bandwidth through existing electrical wiring and outlets, enabling consumers to connect an entertainment system to the network from any room in the house with speeds of up to 500Mbps.


“With the increased usage of wirelessly-connected devices in homes, there is a huge demand for stronger and more reliable network connections,” says Daniel Kelley, associate vice president of consumer marketing, D-Link North America. “D-Link’s new Amplifi products address this demand by providing consumers top-shelf, high-performance products – whether you’re looking for increased signal strength and uninterrupted streaming of your favorite HD videos and music across the home network, or extra bandwidth for secure, fast connectivity to otherwise hard-to-reach places.”


Featuring data transfer rates of up to 600Mbps and HD Fuel®, the HD Media Router 2000 offers simultaneous N600 Dual Band (300Mbps + 300Mbps) for streaming HD videos and surfing the web at the same time. HD Fuel enables the built-in Quality of Service (QoS) engine to automatically prioritize high bandwidth activities for uninterrupted HD video streaming, gaming and VoIP calling. Unlike conventional routers, it is specifically designed to automatically provide extra bandwidth to certain activities, enhancing online entertainment and eliminating glitches or lags. The high-performance HD Media Router 2000 also allows users to stream online media content to multiple devices anywhere in the home, for the ultimate online entertainment experience. In addition, the new home network router features USB SharePort™ Plus with a USB 3.0 port for sharing virtually any USB-enabled device, such as a printer or storage device, across the home network at faster transfer rates. It also includes an SD Card slot for sharing media files with anyone on the home network, whether it’s a photo or movie file.


The PowerLine AV 500 Gigabit Switch Kit (DHP-541) features D-Link’s PowerLine AV 500 four-port Gigabit Switch (DHP-540) and one PowerLine AV 500 Adapter (DHP-502AV) for simple, secure, fast connectivity to hard-to-reach places in the home, such as a basement or attic. Using a home’s existing electrical wiring, consumers can easily plug, play and transform any conventional power outlet into a fully-functioning Ethernet port. Ideal for home entertainment systems, PowerLine technology allows consumers to connect to the network from any room in the house with a fast 500Mbps transfer rate. And with the ability to support multiple streams of HD content and prioritize Internet traffic with a built-in QoS engine, these PowerLine HomePlug AV products deliver glitch-free movies, gaming, web surfing, and downloading simultaneously.


For more information and detailed specs on the HD Media Router 2000 (DIR-827), the PowerLine AV 500 Gigabit Switch Kit (DHP-541) or other D-Link Amplifi products, visit


Availability and Pricing

The HD Media Router 2000 will be available in late-September with a retail price of $149.99 throughout D-Link’s network of U.S. e-tail and retail outlets, including Fry’s and Micro Center, and at the company’s online store ( The PowerLine AV 500 Gigabit Switch Kit will be available for a retail price of $159.99 in October.

Andrew Edney
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