SlingPlayer app now available on Boxee Box

D-Link and D-Link have announced the addition of a Slingplayer application for Boxee Box which lets users “sling” content from the Slingbox to the media extender.

Similar to the Slingplayer software for your PC, the SlingPlayer app lets Boxee users control any digital cable box, satellite receiver, or DVR that is connected to their Slingbox Solo or PRO-HD.

WiDi devices lets you stream video from your laptop to your HDTV

D-Link said today that its MainStage wireless display adaptor will be available in Canada next month for $130. The Mainstage is one of many soon to be released devices that employs Intel’s Wireless Display technology, known as WiDI.

According to Intel, WiDi enables users to wirelessly stream whatever is displayed on their WiDi enabled laptop to their HDTV in full HD up to 1080p video resolution.

Updated line of D-Link NAS devices now available

D-Link has announced that its next generation of Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices are now on sale in North America.

The ShareCenter DNS-320 and DNS-325 will update and replace the companies popular DNS-323 and DNS-321 storage devices.

Wireless N Security camera features infrared illumination

For Digital Home owners concerned about what goes on around their house at night, D-Link has introduced its new Wireless N Day/Night Network Camera which can integrate into any wireless home network.

Unlike traditional USB-connected webcams, the D-Link DCS-932L security camera features a built-in CPU and web servers so streaming video can be sent directly to the network without a PC.

Hybrid wireless-N router adds Powerline capabilities

D-Link this week began shipping its latest router, the DHP-1320 which combines the functionality of a Wireless-N Router with Powerline 200 Mbps networking technology. The result is users can share data on their home network wirelessly, through Ethernet or through powerlines.

The entry level router’s power cord itself provides power-line data connectivity so homeowners can just plug a Powerline adaptor into an electrical outlet anywhere in the home in order to extend wired coverage to additional rooms and devices.

Boxee Box now supports Netflix in Canada

D-Link and Boxee have announced that Boxee Box now supports Netflix in Canada.

Boxee Box is a digital media extender made by D-Link which runs Boxee a popular PC, Mac, and Linux media center program that lets users stream TV shows and movies from their computer or the internet to their television.

Routers which let you track your internet usage

With the move to Usage Based Billing (UBB) by Internet Service providers in Canada, consumers have become concerned with ensuring their household internet usage does not exceed their monthly bandwidth cap.
Big Internet service providers such as Bell, Rogers, Shaw, and Cogeco provide online “internet meters” which promise to track usage, however, most of these meters are not real-time and many users question their validity.

Digital Home readers with Shaw Cable and Cogeco have told us they do not believe the numbers the cable companies are reporting. Tech savvy members of the Digital Forum report numerous instances where the bandwidth usage reported by Shaw and Cogoco differ dramatically from the numbers their computers and routers are reporting.

D-Link updates its popular line-up of NAS devices

D-Link today announced the ShareCenter DNS-320 and DNS-325 Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices which will update and replace its popular DNS-323 and DNS-321 storage devices.

Both of the new units feature two drive bays, Gigabit Ethernet, Raid 1 support, a single USB port for connecting a UPS, external storage device or printer, an on-board DLNA media server for media sharing and a simplified interface.

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