As part of its Digital Home 2.0 networking strategy, D-Link announces several partnerships at the International CES.
D-Link, a maker of networking, broadband, voice and data communication products, is teaming up with a number of partners, including Pandora Networks, as part of a new digital home strategy.
D-Link announced these partnerships at the International CES in Las Vegas, which is running from Jan. 8-11.
The partnerships will be combined in an offering called Digital Home 2.0. While major OEMs such as Dell and Hewlett-Packard are providing the hardware of the digital home, D-Link will offer a networking plan that lets users share data, video and voice either in the home or on the road, the company said.
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Some of the products that will be part of this digitally connected home include wireless technology, home security using video cameras, high-definition broadcasting throughout the home and the ability to make voice calls through dual-mode GSM/Wi-Fi handsets, according to a statement from the company.
This type of offering also has appeal for SMBs (small and midsize businesses) that are looking for a set of products that can safely secure and store business content, such as digital photos and videos, and provide a platform that allows employees to communicate both within an office building and from the road.
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Through its partnership with Pandora Networks, D-Link, based in Fountain Valley, Calif., will be provided with hosted IP communications, VOIP (voice over IP) calling integration, IP-PBX, auto-attendant and call distribution services, secure instant messaging, and other functions.
D-Link said it is also forging partnerships with other companies, including AT&T, which will provide IP-based communications services, Pure Networks, which will help link devices such as PCs and printers through its Network Magic software, and Memeo, which will provide storage products and backup applications.
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