D-Link just announced that it will begin shipping on the industry’s very first all-in-one home network router that combines WiFi 802.11n connectivity, network attached storage (NAS), a digital photo frame, USB file sharing, Internet content player, FTP server and Green technology in a sleek, compact desktop design.
The D-Link Xtreme N DIR-6850 sports a 3.2-inch LCD screen which 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 in up to 1.6 million colors. 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.
Two USB ports enabled with D-Link’s unique SharePort™ technology allow multiple users to wirelessly share USB devices such as multi-function printers (MFP), scanners and external hard drives from virtually anywhere in the home or office. It also features Gigabit ports for fast wire transfers.
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 D-Link Xtreme N DIR-685 All-In-One Router is available for a suggested retail price of $299.99