Why D-Link

Today’s world requires a responsiveness that D-Link proudly delivers and few others can match. D-Link’s global distribution network includes regional warehouses in 15 countries, over 300 research and development personnel, and 38 RMA centers across the globe. These extensive delivery channels allow D-Link to supply products and solutions swiftly to more than 100 countries every day.

D-Link’s comprehensive supply chain management strategy considers the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing, procurement, conversion, and logistics management. D-Link invests heavily in its partners within the industry for improved vertical integration and enhanced management control of the manufacturing process from end to end. This strategy reduces transaction costs while successively fostering responsiveness and synchronization throughout the supply chain.

D-Link stresses dynamic coordination and collaboration with all of its supply chain partners, placing particular emphasis on the needs of customers. Strong ties to chipset manufacturers, telecom operators, software firms, and IT / Internet providers, combined with an emphasis on research, design, and development, keep D-Link logistically agile and poised to tackle forthcoming technological developments.

D-Link is an award-winning purveyor of networking solutions aimed at fostering a digital lifestyle. Through esteemed product design along with meticulous research and development, D-Link offers and unrivaled product selection and integrated technology across platforms. As the leading end-to-end networking solutions provider, D-Link continues to offer products that enhance the lifestyles of users. D-Link products mesh design with value, showcasing an array of networking products suitable for a variety of applications.

D-Link’s goals

  • The application of state-of-the-art technologies and the provision of high-quality service
  • Strict compliance with international, local, and corporate standards and requirements
  • Responsibility to customers for the quality of products and services
  • Cost efficiency relative to competitors

D-Link’s focus on innovation has been recognized through numerous product design awards from organizations such as the International Design Excellence Award program, red dot and the International Forum. D-Link engineers have contributed to the development of the rapidly evolving home and business networking environment that many now take for granted. The company has also been awarded patents and copyrights on a variety of technology platforms, including Application Specific Integrated Circuit computer chips, hardware technology designs, software applications and other intellectual property. As a key contributor to the Digital Home Working Group, D-Link embraces industry standards as criterion for development of new and innovative connectivity and communications solutions for home and business. D-Link products are certified by the FCC, the Wi-Fi Alliance and CableLabs.

D-Link’s Design Team aims to develop solutions that facilitate services and create tangible benefits for the customer. D-Link’s process of creation is a step-by-step evolution based on reflection and understanding of both the product’s legacy and the design brief. Through rigorous testing, D-Link’s engineers and designers accumulate in-depth knowledge about technology, the market, user behaviors, lifestyles and trends. Thanks to this extensive knowledge base, customers can rest assured that they are receiving the highest quality in product design and technology at a competitive price point.

Service Providers know their future depends on the ability to increase revenue from customer subscriptions and value-added services. D-Link leverages its wide range of relationships with major service providers, presenting an extensive set of viable network extension and connectivity solutions for the service provider. These solutions include home networking, media streaming, content delivery, IP-based remote security monitoring, firewall protection, VoIP and videoconferencing technology.

D-Link’s goal is to nurture a truly customer-focused culture by providing service with a personal touch. With this in mind, D-Link adopted a ‘globally local’ service model. D-Link builds its business with the best local talent from each region. Accordingly, D-Link has established a broad global presence with 190 offices located in 67 countries. Each local office has a strong understanding of the demands of its regional market. Ninety-nine percent of D-Link employees are locally-hired. D-Link sets yearly goals to increase customer satisfaction. Customer feedback plays a significant role in D-Link’s product development and support process.

As a leader in wireless and Ethernet networking solutions, D-Link has become a trusted international brand that businesses and consumers depend on for their connections to the world at large. Well-established local business units throughout the world form the platform for our robust and reliable value chain. Regional experts provide D-Link headquarters with local knowledge, which then allows us to meet demands from state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities with speeds unmatched by our competitors.

D-Link products are promoted and distributed by individuals our customers know and trust. D-Link strives to serve every customer with respect, knowledge, and personal attention regardless of whether that customer is an individual or a large corporation. This approach has allowed D-Link to successfully provide a consistent quality of service and care.

Quality assurance at D-Link is a management commitment of the highest order. D-Link quality systems are based on ISO 9001, ISO 9002, ISO 14001, and TÜV Rheinland, and are supported by a documented lot control and traceability system.  D-Link delivers guaranteed product excellence, quality, reliability, compatibility, high-performance within industry standards, and straightforward installation. Quality assurance surveys, audits and source inspections are conducted regularly. D-Link is also happy to accommodate any special Q.A. specifications required by our customers.

D-Link continues to earn accreditations and form alliances to ensure that its customers and resellers have access to advanced, state-of-the-art technology that is interoperable, secure and standards-compliant.

Internet Service Cloud

Pandora [Partner]
Pandora gives people music they love anytime, anywhere, through connected devices. Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single ‘seed’ – a favorite artist, song or genre. The Music Genome Project®, a deeply detailed, hand-built musical taxonomy, powers Pandora’s personalization – using musicological ‘DNA’ and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a growing collection of hundreds of thousands of recordings. Tens of millions of people in the United States turn on Pandora to hear music they love. For more information, visit the Pandora website

Netflix [Partner]
With more than 20 million streaming members in the United States , Canada and Latin America , Netflix, Inc. is the world’s leading Internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV shows. For a nominal monthly fee, Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited movies and TV episodes streaming over the Internet to PCs, Macs and TVs. Among the large and expanding base of devices streaming from Netflix are the Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 consoles; an array of Blu-ray disc players, Internet-connected TVs, home theater systems, digital video recorders and Internet video players; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV. In all, more than 700 devices that stream from Netflix are available. For more information, visit the Netflix website

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OnSSI [Partner]
With over 30,000 installations around the world and more city-wide deployments than any other video surveillance software solution, OnSSI is the choice of security and IT professionals. OnSSI’s solutions fit the needs of all sizes and enable users to choose best-of-breed components, grow with their needs over time and increase productivity and efficiency in order to help security professionals keep their facilities safer more easily. For more information, visit the OnSSI website

OpenDNS [Partner]
OpenDNS is the world’s leading provider of Internet navigation and security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable. Through DNS resolution, cloud-based web content filtering and security services, OpenDNS empowers millions of households, schools and businesses to control how users navigate the Internet on their network, while dramatically increasing the network’s overall performance and reliability. For more information, please visit the OpenDNS website

Milestone Technologies, Inc. (MILESTONE) helps each client achieve their individual business goals. Offering five practices, MILESTONE’s Apple Practice is enterprise-focused on secure Mac and iOS device integration, employing certified engineers and technicians. As an IT consultant and IT reseller partner, MILESTONE specializes in IT projects for LAN, WAN, data center and video conferencing. The 15-year strong relocate IT practice has been providing data center and desktop relocations in the San Francisco Bay area, San Jose, Silicon Valley, East Bay and North Bay. MILESTONE is a bona-fide minority business enterprise as defined and adopted by the NCMSDC. For more information, visit the MILESTONE website

FarStone [Partner]
FarStone Technology, Inc. is a pioneer in continuous data protection, disaster recovery and storage management. Since 1993, FarStone Technology has been providing consumers, small / home offices, and small / medium businesses, with technologically advanced, easy-to-use disk imaging, system snapshot, partitioning, recovery, and bare-metal restore software and solutions. FarStone’s downloadable products are available online through resellers and distributors worldwide and international partners with original equipment manufacturers. For more information, visit the FarStone website

Rovi [Partner]
Rovi Corporation is focused on revolutionising the digital entertainment landscape by delivering solutions that enable consumers to intuitively connect to new entertainment from many sources and locations. Rovi also provides extensive entertainment discovery solutions for television, movies, music and photos to its customers in the consumer electronics, cable and satellite, entertainment and online distribution markets. These solutions, complemented by industry leading entertainment data, create the connections between people and technology, and enable them to discover and manage entertainment in an enjoyable form. For more information, visit the Rovi website

Microsoft [Partner]
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. For more information, visit the Microsoft website

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Multimedia and Digital Home

HDMI [Member]
HDMI Licensing, LLC is the agent responsible for licensing the HDMI specification 1.4b, promoting the HDMI standard and providing education on the benefits of the HDMI specification to adopters, retailers and consumers. The HDMI specification was developed as the all-digital interface standard for the consumer electronics and personal computer markets. The HDMI specification combines uncompressed high-definition video, multi-channel audio, and data in a single digital interface to provide crystal-clear digital quality over a single cable. HDMI Licensing, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc.. For more information about the HDMI specification, visit the HDMI website

DLNA [Contributing Member]
D-Link is a proud contributor member company of the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA). DLNA is a global collaboration of 245 of the most trusted brands, all working together to help create the home entertainment environment you’ve always imagined. For more information, visit the DLNA website

CEA [Member]
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $190 billion United States consumer electronics industry. More than 2000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. For more information, visit the CEA website or The Innovation Movement.   

USB-IF [Member]
USB Implementers Forum, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded by the group of companies that developed the Universal Serial Bus specification. The USB-IF was formed to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of Universal Serial Bus technology. The forum facilitates the development of high-quality compatible USB peripherals (devices), and promotes the benefits of USB and the quality of products that have passed compliance testing. For more information, visit the USB-IE website

UPnP [Member]
D-Link is a proud member company of the Universal Plug and Play Implementers Group (UPnP). UPnP technology makes seamless home networking simple. UPnP enabled devices create unprecedented interoperability to improve home networking and reduce challenges associated with average network installation. Now the average home user can use UPnP technology to store and stream media, integrate televisions as the ‘hub’ from which to access data and entertainment, use mobile phones to access or transport data. For more information, visit the UPnP website.

HDCP [Partner]
High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is a specification developed by Intel Corporation to protect digital entertainment content across the DVI / HDMI interface. The HDCP specification provides a robust, cost-effective and transparent method for transmitting and receiving digital entertainment content to DVI / HDMI-compliant digital displays. HDCP has broad industry support from the major players in the digital entertainment value chain, including major motion picture studios such as The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures Entertainment. For more information, visit the Digital Content Protection website.

MPEG LA [Partner]
MPEG LA is a leader in alternative technology licenses, enabling users to acquire worldwide patent rights necessary for a technology standard or platform from multiple patent owners in a single transaction as an alternative to negotiating individual licenses. Wherever an independently administered one-stop patent license would provide a convenient marketplace alternative to assist users with implementation of their technology choices, the licensing model pioneered and employed by MPEG LA may provide a solution. By balancing patent users’ interest in reasonable access with patent owners’ interest in reasonable return, MPEG LA creates the opportunity for adoption of new technologies and fuels innovation. MPEG LA’s initial licensing program for MPEG-2 digital video compression helped produce the most widely employed standard in consumer electronics history, and the MPEG LA® Licensing Model has become the template for addressing other technologies. Today MPEG LA operates licensing programs consisting of more than 6000 patents in 74 countries with 157 licensors and some 5000 licensees. For more information, visit the MPEG LA website

DivX Labs [Partner]
DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the ‘three screens’ comprising today’s consumer media environment — the PC, television, and mobile devices. Over 400 million DivX devices have shipped into the market worldwide from leading consumer electronics manufacturers. DivX also offers content providers and publishers a complete solution for the distribution of secure, high-quality digital video content. Driven by a globally recognized brand and a passionate community of hundreds of millions of consumers, DivX is simplifying the video experience to enable the digital home. For more information, visit the DivXLabs website.

MEF [Member / Adopter]
The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), as the defining body for Carrier Ethernet, is a global industry alliance comprising more than 175 organizations, including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment / software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations. The MEF’s mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide. For more information, visit the MEF website

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Connectivity and Security

Homeplug [Member]
The HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. is an industry-led initiative with 65 member companies that creates specifications, marketing and certification programs to accelerate worldwide adoption of powerline networking with HomePlug technology. With HomePlug technology, the electrical wires in the home can now distribute broadband Internet, HD video, digital music and smart energy applications. For more information, visit the Homeplug website

MoCA [Member]
Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) provides the worldwide standard for home entertainment networking. MoCA technology is the only such standard that is in use by all three pay TV segments − cable, satellite and IPTV/telco. MoCA technology is also used as an in-home backbone to extend Wi-Fi(R) connectivity. MoCA has more than 100 certified products and 57 members representing the home entertainment network value chain, including service providers, OEMs, middleware developers, consumer electronics companies and chip vendors. For more information, visit the MoCA alliance website and MoCA for installers website.

Open IPTV Forum [Member]
The Open IPTV Forum is a pan-industry initiative dedicated to producing end-to-end specifications for IPTV in order to take the next generation of IPTV into a mass-market service. The forum, which is fully open to participation across the communications and entertainment industries, focuses on the development of open standards that can help to streamline and accelerate deployments of IPTV technologies and maximize the benefits of IPTV for consumers, network operators, content providers, service providers, consumer electronics manufacturers and home and network infrastructure providers. The Open IPTV Forum founding members are Ericsson, FT Group, Nokia Siemens, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sony and Telecom Italia. For more information, visit the IP&TV World Forum website.  

WiMAX Forum [Principal Member]
The WiMAX Forum® is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization formed to certify and promote the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16. A WiMAX Forum goal is to accelerate the introduction of these systems into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum certified products are interoperable and support broadband fixed, nomadic, portable and mobile services. The WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum certified systems meet customer and government requirements. Through the WiMAX Forum Congress Events Series of global trade shows and events, the WiMAX Forum is committed to furthering education, training and collaboration to expand the reach of the WiMAX ecosystem. For more information, visit the WiMAX Forum website

ZigBee Alliance [Partner]
ZigBee offers green and global wireless standards connecting the widest range of devices to work together intelligently and help you control your world. The ZigBee Alliance is an open, nonprofit association of approximately 400 organizations driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to-use ZigBee standards. The alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit the ZigBee Alliance website

Wi-Fi Alliance [Member]
The Wi-Fi Alliance is a global non-profit industry association of hundreds of leading companies devoted to seamless connectivity. With technology development, market building, and regulatory programs, the Wi-Fi Alliance has enabled widespread adoption of Wi-Fi worldwide. For more information, visit the Wi-Fi Alliance website

ICSA Labs [Member]
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many of the world’s top security vendors. ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and 9001:2008 registered organization. For more information, visit the ICSA Labs website and the ISCA Labs blog.

Broadband Forum [Member]
Broadband Forum, a non-profit industry organization, is focused on engineering smarter and faster broadband connections. Its work defines best practices for global networks, enables service and content delivery, establishes technology migration strategies, engineers critical device and service management tools, and is key to redefining broadband. For more information, visit the Broadband Forum.

IPv6 Forum [Member]
The IPv6 Forum is a world-wide consortium of international Internet service providers (ISPs) and National Research and Education Networks, with a mission to promote IPv6 by improving market and user awareness, creating a quality and secure new generation internet and allowing world-wide equitable access to knowledge and technology. The key focus of the IPv6 Forum today is to provide technical guidance for the deployment of IPv6. IPv6 Summits are organized by the IPv6 Forum and staged in various locations around the world to provide industry and market with the best available information on this rapidly advancing technology. For more information, visit the IPv6 Forum.

VPNC [Member]
Founded in 1999, the Virtual Private Network Consortium (VPNC) is the international trade association for manufacturers and providers in the virtual private network market, which upholds the current and future Internet Engineering Task Force standards. VPNC issues certification logos to products of its member companies that have passed its interoperability tests, therefore increasing interoperability between its members and helping them better serve their potential customers. For more information, please visit the Virtual Private Network Consortium website.

zWave Alliance [Partner]
Z-Wave® is the first technology to bring affordable, reliable and easy-to-use wireless control to every aspect of daily life, including home appliances, consumer electronics, healthcare, and energy use, to name just a few. Z-Wave is an award-winning, proven and interoperable* wireless mesh networking technology that allows a wide array of devices in and around the home to communicate, including lighting, appliances, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, entertainment centers and security systems. Z-Wave brings many benefits to everyday life including remote home monitoring, home healthcare, safety and security, and energy conservation. Z-Wave certified products are currently available from leading consumer brands in more than 600 products worldwide. For more information, visit the Z-Wave website.

VMWare [Member]
VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the ‘cloud era’. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume information technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2011 revenues of $3.77 billion, VMware has more than 300,000 customers and 25,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world. For more information, visit the VMWare website.

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Standards and Regulations

IEEE [SA Member]
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional association, is dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice on a variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. For more information, visit the IEEE website

ENERGY STAR was introduced by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. About 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information, visit the ENERGY STAR website