D-Link Gets In Audio Market With Nifty New Extender
The networking Company has announced a new Wi-Fi Audio Extender (DCH-M225) that is specifically designed to stream music from a smartphone or tablet directly to any connected speaker or home theatre system.
The extender works with any speaker with a standard 3.5mm audio jack and connects wirelessly to an existing home network, allowing users to play music in any room with a Wi-Fi connection.
D-Link said that the device which is tipped to sell in Australia for around $79 can easily be moved from room to room “so there’s always music playing, no matter where the party goes”.
“For added convenience, it also boosts Wi-Fi coverage in hard-to-reach areas like backyards, basements and upstairs bedrooms, ensuring a great listening experience no matter where you are in the home.” A D-Link executive said.
The Wi-Fi Audio Extender also doubles as a wireless range extender, eliminating Wi-Fi dead zones and broadening the range of a wireless network for everyday Internet activities like emailing, chatting, video streaming, and music streaming.
Equipped with Wireless N technology, the extender delivers speeds of up to 300Mbps and makes use of a home’s environment by bouncing multiple wireless signals off walls and ceilings to work around obstructions.
In addition, the Wi-Fi Audio Extender is universally compatible with all router brands and features a simple one-button installation. Users simply press the WPS button on the existing router and then on the Wi-Fi Audio Extender to sync and instantly increase the coverage of a wireless home network.
“What sets the Wi-Fi Audio Extender apart from many others on the market is that it uses Wi-Fi rather than Bluetooth technology for higher quality audio and better range throughout the house. Music lovers expect clear sound quality, and this product delivers,” said Ken Loyd, director of consumer product marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. “For added convenience, it also boosts Wi-Fi coverage in hard-to-reach areas like backyards, basements and upstairs bedrooms, ensuring a great listening experience no matter where you are in the home.”
More about the Wi-Fi Audio Extender (DCH-M225):
DLNA/AirPlay Support – Using an AirPlay or DLNA-enabled device, users can stream music playing on a smartphone or tablet to the Wi-Fi Audio Extender and listen to the music using a connected speaker or home stereo
N300 Wireless Extender – Extends range of existing Wi-Fi network with wireless speeds of up to 300Mbps to significantly outperform Wireless G technology
Flexible – Compatible with any wireless router brand and works with any speaker with a standard 3.5mm audio jack
Compatible – Works with existing Wi-Fi devices (802.11ac/n/g/b)
Wi-Fi Protected Setup – Push button setup for easy connection to a wireless network
Secure Wireless Encryption – Uses WPAT or WPA2T security