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All-in-one home router packs 3.2-inch LCD screen

Posted: 01 Mar 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Home router  NAS storage  802.11n 

D-Link DIR-685

D-Link debuts all-in-one home router that combines 802.11n Wi-Fi with network attached storage (NAS), USB device-sharing, digital photo frame, Internet content player, FTP server and green technology in a sleek, compact desktop design.

The D-Link Xtreme N DIR-685 sports a stylish upright design for easy viewing of the vibrant 3.2-inch LCD screen powered by FrameChannel that displays device status via graphical gauges, and serves as a digital photo frame by showing digital photos, streamed video, weather forecasts and other live streaming Internet content in up to 1.6 million colours. Frame content is simple to manage at internetphotoframe.com.

The network attached storage (NAS) feature supports both UPnP server functions and BitTorrent downloads with the ability to store up to 1TB of data on a 2.5-inch SATA drive that mounts easily into the side of the DIR-685. A built-in FTP server allows users to access documents, photos, music and other media locally through the home network or remotely across the Internet.

The DIR-685 includes two USB ports enabled with D-Link's unique SharePort technology, allowing multiple users to wirelessly share USB devices such as multi-function printers (MFP), scanners, and external hard drives, from virtually anywhere in the home or office. It also features Gigabit ports for fast wire transfers.

The DIR-685 employs D-Link Green technology for conserving energy in several ways, including the ability to automatically recognise port activity and cable length and adjust power usage accordingly, as well as by consolidating all functions to a single device instead of many separate products, and by using the idle mode which automatically turns off power to the LCD screen when not in use.

An included Wi-Fi Scheduler can be programmed to turn off the router's Wi-Fi module at a pre-set time, and the power adapter complies with Energy Star specifications for average power savings of up to 30 per cent. The same power-saving features located in the gigabit ports are also included in the NAS drive.

"This router is the ideal solution for power consumers who want the ultimate 'all-in-one' networking device," said Jayesh Kotak, VP product marketing, D-Link (India) Ltd. "Not only does it offer full functionality as a router/NAS storage/print server/FTP device, it is attractive on any desktop, environmentally friendly and Internet secure."

Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organisation has awarded D-Link's DIR-685 with its 2009 'Good Design Award' (G-Mark Award) in the "Network/Home Computers and Peripherals" category. In addition to this D-link DIR 685 has also been the recipient of the world's leading & prestigious design award 'red dot design award.

D-Link DIR-685 will be available throughout the country at an estimated street price of Rs. 15000/- & also carries 1 year warranty





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