D-Link has revealed an all-in-one network router that comes with 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity with network attached storage (NAS), USB device-sharing, digital photo frame, Internet content player, FTP server, and Green technology.
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The D-Link Xtreme N DIR-685 sports a stylish upright design for easy viewing of a vibrant 3.2-inch LCD screen. Powered by FrameChannel, it displays device status via graphical gauges and serves as a digital photo frame by showing digital photos, streamed video, weather forecasts and other live streaming Internet content. Frame content is easy to manage at www.internetphotoframe.com.
The network attached storage (NAS) feature supports both UPnP server functions and BitTorrent downloads with the ability to store up to one terabyte of data on a 2.5-inch SATA drive that mounts easily into the side of the DIR-685. A built-in FTP server allows users to access documents, photos, music and other media locally through the home network or remotely across the Internet.
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The DIR-685 employs D-Link Green technology for conserving energy in several ways, including the ability to automatically recognize port activity and cable length and adjust power usage accordingly. It also can consolidate all functions into a single device instead of many separate products and use the idle mode to automatically turn off power to the LCD screen when not in use.
A Wi-Fi Scheduler can be programmed to turn off the router’s Wi-Fi module at a pre-set time, and the power adapter complies with Energy Star specifications for average power savings of up to 30 percent. The same power-saving features located in the gigabit ports are also included in the NAS drive. Based on feedback from industry experts and pre-production reviews, noise from the internal fan used to cool the hard drive has been significantly reduced in the currently shipping products.
The D-Link Xtreme N DIR-685 All-In-One Router is available in the US for $299.99. Australian pricing and availability are yet to be announced.