CES 2018: D-LINK UN­VEILS UP­GRADED HOME ECOSYS­TEM, COVR WI-FI SOLUTIONS AND MCAFEE ROUTER

SmartHouse - - CES 2018 // D-Link - Writ­ten by ATHINA MAL­LIS

D-Link is show­cas­ing a num­ber of new prod­ucts at the Las Ve­gas based CES in­clud­ing the my­dlink Con­nected Home Ecosys­tem, more Google As­sis­tant com­pat­i­ble prod­ucts, next gen­er­a­tion Covr whole home Wi-Fi Solutions and the new DIR-X6060 and DIR-X9000 11AX Ul­tra Wi-Fi routers.

The my­dlink Con­nected Home Ecosys­tem con­sol­i­dates non-router my­dlink de­vices un­der one sin­gle app, which D-Link says in­creas­ing smart au­to­ma­tion pos­si­bil­i­ties and en­abling rich fea­tures such as cloud record­ing and IVA. Prod­ucts in this range in­clude the CES 2018 In­no­va­tion Awards hon­ouree DSC-1920LM 4G/LTE out­door cam­era, new smart cam­eras, smart plugs and water sen­sors.

Its One-Tap feature al­lows con­sumers to eas­ily con­trol mul­ti­ple de­vices and bun­dle mul­ti­ple ac­tions into sce­nar­ios. BLE makes setup sim­ple and quick, and 3rd party com­pat­i­bil­ity with Ama­zon Alexa, the Google As­sis­tant, and IFTTT means that my­dlink meets the needs of ev­ery smart home­owner, with­out lock­ing them into any one ecosys­tem.

Ac­cord­ing to the com­pany, the my­dlink DCS-8000LH HD Mini Wi-Fi Cam­era, DCS-8100LH HD Wi-Fi Cam­era, DSP-W115 Wi-Fi Smart Plug, and DSP-W245 my­dlink Wi-Fi Power Strip will now work with the Google As­sis­tant by the end of the month. Users can ask the Google As­sis­tant to show their cam­era’s live view on a tele­vi­sion or dis­play when con­nected to a Google Chrome­cast de­vice. The my­dlink Wi-Fi Smart Plug and Wi-Fi Power Strip can also be turned on and off with the Google As­sis­tant.

Graeme Rear­don, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, D-Link ANZ says, “D-Link’s new prod­uct in­te­gra­tions with the Google As­sis­tant pro­vide users the abil­ity to con­trol their my­dlink Cam­eras and my­dlink Smart Plugs with the power of their own voice.

“We plan to con­tinue ex­pand­ing the range of Google As­sis­tant­com­pat­i­ble prod­ucts to pro­vide more home au­to­ma­tion pos­si­bil­i­ties for smart homes.”

D-Link also an­nounced two new prod­ucts in its next gen­er­a­tion Covr whole home Wi-Fi solutions pow­ered by the Qual­comm Mesh Net­work­ing Plat­form, the the AC2200 Tri-Band WiFi Sys­tem (COVR-2202) and AC1200 Dual-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi Sys­tem (COVR-C1203).

D-Link claims th­ese new prod­ucts can pro­vide con­nec­tiv­ity needed to sup­port many con­nected de­vices through­out a smart home and are dead spot free.

The prod­uct feature MU-MIMO tech­nol­ogy for higher and more ef­fi­cient through­put, the com­pany says the AC1200 Dual-Band Covr Points in COVR-C1203 vir­tu­ally elim­i­nate an­noy­ing Wi-Fi deadspots, and cre­ate a zone of ded­i­cated high-speed, seam­less Wi-Fi for homes up to 1500 me­tres square.

The COVR-2202 is aimed at cus­tomers who need a larger and more pow­er­ful Wi-Fi net­work. The sys­tem com­prises two high-per­for­mance AC2200 TriBand Covr Points (two 5 GHz bands and one 2.4 GHz with Wi-Fi speeds of up to 866 Mbps and 400 Mbps re­spec­tively) that vir­tu­ally elim­i­nate WiFi dead spots and pro­vide fast Wi-Fi to homes of up to 550 me­tres square.

Gopi Siri­neni, VP prod­uct man­age­ment at Qual­comm Tech­nolo­gies says, “With the num­ber of con­nected de­vices in­creas­ing in the home, ca­pac­ity has be­come an im­por­tant feature for tech­nol­ogy providers to de­liver in or­der to meet consumer ex­pec­ta­tions.

“Prod­ucts like the D-Link Covr, pow­ered by our Mesh Net­work­ing plat­form, have be­come the es­sen­tial in­gre­di­ent for to­day’s con­nected home, de­liv­er­ing seam­less, re­li­able and high­qual­ity con­nec­tiv­ity through­out the home and across all de­vices.”

D-Link has part­nered with McAfee re­leas­ing the new AC2600 router an all-in-one so­lu­tion in­creas­ing se­cu­rity for de­vices on the home net­work. This fea­tures D-Link’s dual band 802.11ac router with MU-MIMO tech­nol­ogy, McAfee Se­cure Home Plat­form that au­to­mat­i­cally pro­tects all

de­vices con­nected to the net­work, and the In­tel Home Wi-Fi Chipset WAV500 Se­ries to de­liver ro­bust Wi-Fi con­nec­tiv­ity to nu­mer­ous con­nected de­vices at the same time, run­ning a range of high-band­width ap­pli­ca­tions.

McAfee’s Global Threat In­tel­li­gence fea­tures adapt­able ma­chine learn­ing that pro­tects by prevent­ing, de­tect­ing, and cor­rect­ing ma­li­cious mal­ware and at­tacks, which en­ables a safer in­ter­net brows­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for con­sumers. The DIR-2680 is eas­ily set up with the D-Link Wi-Fi app and can be man­aged from any­where with the McAfee Se­cure Home Plat­form app.

John Gia­mat­teo, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent, consumer busi­ness group, McAfee says, “We are on the fore­front of prevent­ing and fight­ing cy­ber­crime as con­sumers need to feel safe and pro­tected as cy­ber threats con­tinue to rise. Our part­ner­ship with D-Link helps con­sumers ben­e­fit from both in­creased con­nec­tiv­ity and peace of mind know­ing that their con­nected de­vices are pro­tected.”

Rear­don says, “As the num­ber of con­nected de­vices in homes in­creases, con­sumers are in­creas­ingly con­cerned about on­line se­cu­rity threats. D-Link teamed up with McAfee and In­tel to ad­dress th­ese con­cerns with a pow­er­ful, easy to man­age, all-in-one so­lu­tion. The new AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Pow­ered by McAfee is our so­lu­tion for con­sumers to help pro­tect their homes and chil­dren from evolv­ing on­line threats.”

D-Link has re­leased its new DIR-X6060 and DIR-X9000 11AX Ul­tra Wi-Fi Routers which it says of­fer pre­mium per­for­mance for mul­ti­ple de­vices in dense en­vi­ron­ments. The DIR-X6060 is a dual band router with com­bined speeds up to 6000 Mbps, and the DIR-X9000 is a tri band router with com­bined speeds up to 11,000 Mbps.

The ul­tra Wi-Fi routers feature im­proved cov­er­age and 4x more ca­pac­ity over 11AC with a 1.8GHz quad-core pro­ces­sor. 4×4 MU-MIMO al­lows more users to per­form even more data in­ten­sive tasks on more de­vices with less net­work con­ges­tion. With BSS Colour­ing and OFDMA, the routers de­liver more ef­fi­cient net­work­ing for ex­treme home net­works, es­pe­cially in de­vice-dense en­vi­ron­ments. The routers can be set up and man­aged with the D-Link Wi-Fi app.

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