D-Link Introduces HD Media Router 3000



D-Link introduced its HD Media Router 3000 with SharePort Cloud at International CES yesterday.

The 3000 is part of D-Link’s premium product line and is designed for the high-bandwidth needs customer, said Joe Renani, of D-Link’s product management team. The $169 device has 2GBps bi-directional routing with 900MBps data-transfer rates. The product is capable of supporting multiple, simultaneous data streams, something that is becoming more important as homes bring in additional products like tablet PCs, Renani said.

The SharePort Cloud feature allows the router to share data from a connected storage device, such as a NAS, with other computing devices on the home network.

D-Link has also included HD Fuel. This is a Quality of Service specification that tunes the 3000 to deliver streaming HD media. HD Fuel comes preset to give bandwidth priority to certain applications with video considered the most important. The end user can go into the system to reset the priorities to give gaming, Skype, data downloads and other operations a higher priority.

Other features include a USB 3.0 port, SD card slot and four Gigabit Ethernet ports


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