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 The next booth we visited was D-Link.

"One of those few network devices built especially for gamers by gamers, this router harnesses the power of D-Link’s Xtreme N Duo™ wireless technology for blazing fast Wi-Fi data transfers and Gigabit LAN and WAN Ports for even faster wired gaming performance. The device includes an updated version of D-Link’s award-winning GameFuel™ technology to guarantee smoother, lag-free gaming along with a high-performance CPU, Network Activity Display, and a large selection of customizable options for optimizing a gaming network. "

I personally tried out the two systems and the difference was very noticeable. I could literally see the lag on the machine without GameFuel while the one with it enabled was silky smooth.

"The perfect gift, this digital photo frame is designed to enhance the home entertainment experience by allowing users to view their favorite photos easily and conveniently virtually anywhere in the home – providing a high-resolution 10” LCD display connected over a Wi-Fi home network. With a built-in wireless adapter, the DSM-210 makes it simple for the user to drag and drop images into a “widget” on the computer desktop and watch the photos automatically appear in the photo frame as a slide show. The widget will also allow a user to remotely manage a frame over the Internet using the same drag and drop method. The frame will also display weather, RSS feeds,  and images from a USB drive or flash card, and supports popular calendar programs."

The Memeo backup software was rather interesting. It gives you a wide range of backup options, the most notable one being the ability to backup to multiple locations. The machine on display had the My Pictures folder backed up to three locations, a NAS and two online backup locations. This looked like a great way to automate backups, which we all know is very important.

The SecureSpot is essentially a wireless router with increased security features. It includes spyware/adware blocking, spam filters, and comprehensive parental controls. It's a great way to add a hardware level of security to your home network.

MediaLounge is a product line that is part of D-Life series of products that D-Link is unveiling. It provides for a user-friendly interface for things such as streaming video to your TV and Media Center Extenders.

"The D-Link MediaLounge PConTV player (DPG-1200) is a technological breakthrough that allows users to stream popular Web-based content available on their PC to a TV – including You Tube videos, Google Video, Veoh Networks’ content and much more – using a wired or wireless connection.  D-Link PConTV streams Internet content directly from the PC without the use of a proprietary player. It supports MPEG-4 plus AVI videos or DVD movies, and is compatible with any PC media player, including iTunes, Nero, Windows Media Player, and RealPlayer. With an easy to use included trackball remote, D-Link PConTV also offers up to1280x720 screen resolution, up to 30 frames per second frame rate, a duplicator mode that mirrors the PC screen, and an extender mode that doubles the PC screen by using the TV as an extension of the computer desktop."

"D-Link DSM-330 DivX Connected™ HD Media Player lets you play your DivX® videos from the PC and the Internet, including DivX HD videos with menus and subtitles, access Stage6™ and other online video services with your remote control and add a personal touch with DivX Connected™ plug-ins, all without leaving your couch. The device can also access videos, music and photos stored on PCs across a home network, a shared network storage device, as well as files stored on a USB flash drive, or external hard drive via a USB 2.0 port."


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