DS2's 2nd Generation AitanaTM Chipset to Expand D-LinkĀ® Powerline HD Product Portfolio

  • New DS2-based product is fully interoperable with existing 200Mbps D-Link® PowerLine™ adapter for wall-to-wall multimedia home networking
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Valencia, SPAIN, 7th January, 2009 - DS2, the leading technology innovator and global supplier of high-speed powerline communications technology, announced today that D-Link, the end-to-end network solutions provider for consumers and business has selected Aitana, DS2's 2nd generation 200Mbps Powerline chipset, to expand its product portfolio for wall to wall multimedia home networking and networked entertainment. The D-Link® PowerLine™ HD Ethernet Adapter (DHP-302) is the latest in a family of DS2-based D-Link PowerLine networking products and offers full interoperability to create or extend a network throughout the home. 

This new product turns every power outlet into a network connection and provides ample bandwidth to stream high quality HDTV signals while simultaneously providing high-speed Internet access throughout an entire home. Its on-chip Quality of Service (QoS) support prioritises traffic for applications with real-time requirements such as streaming multimedia, online games or VoIP calls. The DHP-302 incorporates DS2's power saving feature that ensures that if no data transmission or reception occurs over a certain time period the adapters will set to sleep mode to save power.

Chano Gomez, VP Marketing DS2, said: "We're pleased that D-Link has chosen our next-generation Aitana chipset to enhance this product that offers a wide range of innovative technical and design features, and provides a quality multimedia home networking experience."

"By partnering with DS2 we are expanding our PowerLine HD product family to offer user friendly wall-to-wall networking to maximise multimedia throughout the home," said Daniel Wong, Director of Product Management for D-Link Systems, Inc.

The DHP-302 will be available through leading retailers from January 2009.

About DS2
DS2 is the leading technology innovator and a global provider of high-speed semiconductor solutions for Powerline Communications and other wire-line network communications products. DS2 delivers state-of-the-art ICs and software solutions to manufacturers of consumer electronics, home networking and digital entertainment equipment and broadband access products. DS2 invented high-speed Powerline Communications delivering the first 200Mbps Powerline Communications IC to enable quality multimedia home networking, networked entertainment and broadband access applications to and throughout the home, office, or building, and to and throughout urban and rural communities. Enabling the hidden multimedia network behind the power outlet is the purpose of DS2. Our mission is to connect the Planet.

About D-Link
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company continues to strive for excellence as an award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet www.dlink.com.

Media Contacts for DS2
Ann Whyte
DS2 -Director of Corporate Communications
Tel:  +34 627 00 96 49

UK PR for DS2
Manuela Whittaker
Tel: 01780 721 433

Media Contact for D-Link
Les Goldberg, APR
Media Relations Manager
D-Link Systems, Inc.
(800) 326-1688 Ext. 6095

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