D-Link announces new routers at CES 2013
2013-01-07 08:55 by Daniela
Tags: D-Link, DIR-868L, DIR-860L, DGL-5500, DIR-508L
D-Link announced today at CES 2013 several new routers designed for gaming, business, and travel. The company's International CES lineup also includes a couple of new webcams for remote monitoring of homes and businesses.
One of the routers is the first 802.11ac-based router designed specifically for gamers, which D-Link calls Gaming Router - model DGL-5500. It offers Gigabit AC1300 wireless speeds and intelligent bandwidth allocation for the ultimate in gaming, media streaming and network control. The SharePoint Go II - DIR-508L, is designed for mobile use. It can provide wireless speeds of up to 300Mbps and has a built-in battery.
D-Link also announced two new members of its Cloud Router family, which offer remote management features via the web and MyDlink Lite apps for IOS and Android devices: the Wireless AC 1750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router (DIR-868L) and the Wireless AC 1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router (DIR-860L).
The DGL-5500 is equipped with Qualcomm StreamBoost technology, and represents D-Link's most advanced gaming router to date, intelligently allocating bandwidth to deliver lag-free, uninterrupted gaming for a high-performance experience in today's dynamic online gaming environments.
It is a true dual-band router that offers up to 1300Mbps Wi-Fi data rates when used with an 802.11ac client. For existing Wi-Fi clients, it also offers up to 450Mbps on its 2.4Ghz frequency band and 5Ghz band, at the same time. The router will be available in late-Spring throughout D-Link's vast network of retail and e-tail outlets in the United States.
The DIR-508L provides a Wi-Fi hotspot, emergency battery and wireless media sharer, all rolled into one. It features one USB port which supports third-party 3G and 4G USB modems—to create a hotspot on the move. Its SD card reader allows it to act as a media hub from which you can share files, and its 4000 mAh battery allows it up to 8 hours of continuous operation. In a pinch, you can also use the USB port to charge devices from that same battery too.
The SharePort Go 2 will be available in April for $120.
The DIR-868L supports simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi operations and has four Gigabit ethernet LAN ports and a USB 3.0 port with D-Link's SharePoint technology for remotely accessing media on a plugged in drive. It supports combined nominal wireless speeds of up to 1700 mbps (1300 mbps for 802.11ac operations and 450 mbps for 802.11n operations). The router is expected to ship in April, at the price of $170.
The DIR-860L supports simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi operations and has four Gigabit ethernet LAN ports and a USB 3.0 port with D-Link's SharePoint technology for remotely accessing media on a plugged in drive. It supports 862 mbps for 802.11ac and 300 mbps for 802.11n. The router is expected to ship in April, at the price of $150.
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