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D-Link (www.dink.com) has announced its latest addition to its PowerLine family of home networking solutions. The PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-309AV) extends the reach of your current home network by utilizing your home's existing electrical wiring to extend your network to locations with limited or no Wi-Fi connectivity.
PowerLine technology delivers a signal throughout the home and connects a desktop, laptop or wired entertainment device in those hard-to-reach spots in your home, outdoor, and entertainment centers, according to Ken Loyd, director of product marketing, D-Link Systems. Performance is enhanced by delivering speeds up to 35% faster than standard PowerLine devices, enabling fast access to email, files, and the Internet in the farthest reaches of your home, he adds.
With its compact design, the PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter doesn't block a second electrical outlet. It boasts "plug-and-connection" installation.
The PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit comes with two PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapters, two Ethernet cables, a push and secure encryption button and128-bit AES encryption for network security. It's available for US$59.99 throughout D-Link's network of e-tail and retail outlets, including Amazon.com and Frys. The product will also be available at Office Max and Office Depot starting in November.