Green Awards

D-LINK GREEN™ INITIATIVE, GAMING GEAR NAMED FINALISTS IN CEA MARK OF EXCELLENCE COMPETITION


D-LINK GREENâ„¢ INITIATIVE, GAMING GEAR NAMED FINALISTS IN CEA
MARK OF EXCELLENCE COMPETITION

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., February 4, 2008 — The consumer electronics industry's leading organization has announced that D-Link's corporate "green" policy and its newest computer gaming device are finalists in the prestigious Consumer Electronics Association Mark of Excellence competition.

Similar to the Academy Awards, the winners will not be revealed until the night of the awards banquet March 14th at the Electronic House Expo in Orlando, Fla.

Beating out hundreds of products for the finalist honor was D-Link's "green" computer networking initiative, namely its environmentally friendly Green Ethernetâ„¢ switches used by consumers and businesses to manage network communications traffic.

A staunch supporter of worldwide green initiatives, D-Link's entry was recognized for its ability to encompass recycling programs, reduce packaging and incorporate new technologies that support or promote state and federal legislation and environmentally/planet-friendly practices. The D-Link Green Ethernet switches are the first in the market to automatically decrease energy costs by reducing power consumption without sacrificing operational performance and functionality.

Also named a finalist was the new D-Link Xtreme Nâ„¢ Gaming Router (DGL-4500), designed especially for online video game enthusiasts. The D-Link® DGL-4500 is the first home networking router to incorporate the fast Draft 802.11n Wi-Fi speed and range along with D-Link GameFuelâ„¢ engine for optimizing the network performance of online multiplayer gaming applications over all other processes on the home network.

The DGL-4500 was recognized as one of the best new or improved wireless products that provide solutions for computer networking systems in the home.

"To achieve finalist status in this important awards competition is an enormous honor," said Steven Joe, president and CEO for D-Link Systems, the end-to-end network solutions provider for consumers and business. "We constantly strive to incorporate the latest technology into our products, delivering best-in-class solutions designed to enhance our customer's digital lifestyle while also helping the environment through intelligent power reduction."

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company 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. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, Calif., 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet www.dlink.com.

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