Las Vegas, January 7, 2008 – BitTorrent, Inc., the global standard for high-quality content delivery on the Internet, today announced D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, will join its BitTorrent Device Partners.
Through the BitTorrent Device Partners technology licensing and certification program, BitTorrent has certified a key D-Link router and network attached storage (NAS) device to aid consumers in accessing, storing and sharing large amounts of media content through the Internet. Currently, the latest BitTorrent Software Development Kit (SDK) is embedded in the D-Link DNS-323 storage unit, allowing it to act as a media hub for BitTorrent-enabled content, and certification has been granted to the award-winning D-Link Xtreme N™ DIR-655 draft 802.11n router for its ability to share high-speed Internet connections and link multiple home users on a network.
“We recognize the benefits BitTorrent technology brings to its large user base and are pleased to be able to add that functionality to our products,” said A.J. Wang, chief technical officer, D-Link. “By integrating the latest BitTorrent SDK into our NAS devices and ensuring our routers are BitTorrent Certified, we provide our customers with the most highly optimized BitTorrent implementation for connected devices and an efficient way to control and access their NAS device via an intuitive Web interface.”
“We are excited to have D-Link join our family of BitTorrent Device Partners to ensure that their industry-leading networking and storage devices are optimized for BitTorrent, and certified to provide a great user experience for advanced network applications,” said Ashwin Navin, president and co-founder of BitTorrent, Inc. “By virtue of the device partnerships we have, BitTorrent provides distributors of online video, games and software the best peer-assisted content delivery platform to ensure millions of broadband users enjoy a seamless experience for Internet-delivered media.”
Established in 2007, the goal of the BitTorrent Device Partners program is to work with a wide-array of hardware, middleware and application providers along the entire consumer electronics (CE) value chain to create next-generation consumer experiences that leverage BitTorrent’s advanced peer delivery technology. The BitTorrent SDK for Devices is the official BitTorrent release for embedded devices; the BitTorrent SDK supports the latest protocol enhancements and is compatible with all standard PC clients. BitTorrent certification for routers seeks to ensure the best possible consumer experience by minimizing the need for users to actively manage their router settings.
D-Link is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, small office/home office (SOHO), small to medium business (SMB), and workgroup to enterprise environments. D-Link will be attending the 2008 International CES in Las Vegas and will be at Booth 36212, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center.
BitTorrent’s president and co-founder Ashwin Navin will deliver the keynote address at DCIA’s 1st Annual P2P Summit taking place on January 6, 2008 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall. Navin will also be speaking on a CES Knowledge Tracks panel on January 8, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. in the LVCC North Hall, N253 and at Digital Hollywood at CES on January 9, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. in the LVCC North Hall.