D-Link Helps Students Stay Connected and Secure

For today’s students and their parents, preparing for the new school year means more than just buying books and pencils, it means finding the best digital tools at the best possible price.

D-Link is helping by offering instant rebates on two back-to-school essentials – the Wireless N 300 Router (DIR-615) and the mydlink-enabled Wireless N Network Camera (DCS-930L).

Delivering great Wi-Fi performance, network security and coverage, the D-Link DIR-615 Wireless N Router enables students to get their school work done faster thanks to an uninterrupted signal that’s free from skipping and delays. Fast wireless speeds and coverage make the DIR-615 ideal for a home, dorm room or apartment, allowing family members or roommates to simultaneously connect multiple wireless devices including laptops and mobile devices. Read the rest of this entry »

Cisco New Linksys Maximum Performance Wireless Router

New Linksys E4200 Dual-Band Router with Innovative Design Gives Consumers the Speed and Range for the Ultimate Wireless Entertainment Experience

Cisco unveiled its best-in-class wireless home router – the Linksys® E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Router. Designed for optimum home theater performance, the E4200 works seamlessly with the latest entertainment devices, including Internet TVs, iPad tablets, game consoles, smart phones, e-readers, and VoIP devices. This new router not only helps boost performance and range in the home, it provides industry-leading speed of up to 450 Mbps* for smooth streaming of video and music and uninterrupted gaming.

Building on the decade of leadership and innovation from Linksys, this latest state of the art router features simultaneous dual-band wireless-N, four gigabit ports, and a 3×3 antenna configuration that help give it unparalleled speed and range. Additionally, a combination of internal and external amplifiers coupled with six antennas help increase the signal strength across greater distances, providing improved home network coverage and reducing dead spots. The E4200 also features a next-generation industrial design that combines sleek contours with advanced functionality.

“Cisco’s Linksys line continues to lead the industry with innovative technology for the growing number of wireless-enabled homes”, said Simon Fleming-Wood, vice president of marketing, Cisco Consumer Products.  “The new Linksys E4200 router is ideal for home entertainment enthusiasts who want to equip their homes with the latest wireless technology or anyone who wants the reassurance of outfitting their home with the best router on the market today.” Read the rest of this entry »

Garmin Announces GHS 20/20i Wireless Remote Handset

Garmin announced the GHS 20 and GHS 20i full-function wireless remote handsets for Garmin’s VHF 200 and VHF 300 series radios, and the VHF 200i and VHF 300i international radios.

“With the GHS 20 or GHS 20i, your boat’s communication station doesn’t have to be stationary,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “The GHS 20/20i wireless handset is an invaluable accessory to mariners, as it gives them the freedom to move about the boat while always having full control of their VHF radio.”

Rugged, waterproof and simple to use, the GHS 20/20i offers a backlit LCD display, soft keys, a rotary knob to adjust the volume, squelch and channel selection, and a built-in speaker mic for use in loud environments. Using the intercom function, mariners can communicate with the base station, and the GHS 20/20i wireless handset also has a DSC distress function and 16/9 or 16+ channel selection right on the handset. The GHS 20/20i uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and has up to 18 hours of battery life. A charging cradle is sold with the handset.

A bundled version that couples a GHS 20/20i with a GWH 20 wireless hub is also available and provides Bluetooth connectivity to your VHF radio. The wireless hub supports up to three GHS 20/20i handsets onboard, giving you the flexibility to expand your onboard communication system, while giving you the ability to use walky-talky capabilities between handsets.

The GHS 20/20i wireless remote handsets are scheduled to be available in the second quarter of 2011. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the GHS 20 is $299.99, while the GHS 20 with GWH 10 bundle is $399.99. For international use, the GHS 20i has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $349.99, and the GHS 20i with the GWH 20 bundled is $449.99.

Jabra Launches Skype Certified Plug & Play Wireless Headset

Ditch the Cords for a Headset that Fits All Needs: Jabra EXTREME – FOR PC Available Exclusively at Best Buy Stores

Jabra has launched the new Skype Certified Jabra EXTREME – FOR PC, an easy-to-use wireless headset that is guaranteed to work with Skype.

With over 124 million connected Skype users worldwide, voice and video calls via the internet are quickly becoming the norm – but who wants to be seen with a tangled mess of cords when talking to Mom?

The Jabra EXTREME – FOR PC, now available at Best Buy stores nationwide, comes with a pre-paired USB adapter that automatically connects the headset to a PC and Skype software for the simplest plug and play experience to date. Just plug the included USB adapter into a PC via USB and it’s ready for wireless Skype calls.  The Jabra EXTREME – FOR PC will be shown for the first time at the CTIA

Enterprise & Applications Show taking place this week in San Francisco.

Juggling Skype and a mobile phone at the same time can be challenging.  Juggling two headsets – one for everyday use and one that’s optimized for internet calls – is inconvenient, cumbersome, and pricey.  With the Jabra EXTREME – FOR PC, two headsets become one, and there’s one less gadget to keep track of around the home and office – or even in the car, airport, and hotel when on-the-go.  The Jabra EXTREME – FOR PC features MultiuseTM technology, enabling it to connect to two devices at the same time, and is optimized for Skype, so connecting to a PC is quick and simple.  Forget fumbling for the correct headset when receiving a call, because the Jabra EXTREME – FOR PC headset is dual-purpose and can straddle both computer and mobile phone telephony. Read the rest of this entry »

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