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D-Link(R) SharePort Mobile Companion – Now Available in Canada – Transform any Internet connection into your own personal wireless hotspot

July 23, 2012

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 23, 2012 /CNW/ – D-Link today announced its
SharePort(TM) Mobile Companion (DIR-505) – an innovative new and must have
product for every tablet and smartphone owner – is now shipping in
Canada. The SharePort(TM) Mobile Companion keeps your mobile devices
connected while on the go by providing wireless access wherever an
existing network is available. In addition, the SharePort(TM) Mobile
Companion offers USB sharing capabilities with the free D-Link
SharePort(TM) Mobile app, enabling users to share videos, music, and
photos from an external USB hard drive or thumb drive to multiple iPad(®), iPhone(®) or Android(®) devices, offering the ultimate set of features for home or on-the-go

Lou Reda, General Manager of D-Link, commented: “Canadians love their
smartphones and tablets. We take them on business trips and family
vacations because we want to stay connected and like the convenience of
travelling with smaller devices. There’s nothing worse than finding out
you can’t connect your tablet or smartphone in your hotel room because
a wireless network is not available or reliable. The SharePort(TM) Mobile
Companion solves this issue by allowing you to transform any wired
connection into your own personal wireless hotspot. Plus, the
SharePort(TM) Mobile Companion gives you the convenience of streaming your
digital media library to multiple iPad, iPhone, or Android devices from
any USB drive. It’s a versatile device that also acts as a Repeater,
Wi-Fi Hotspot, or Access Point. It can even be used as a charger for
your smartphone.”

About the size of a tablet charger, the easy-to-use SharePort(TM) Mobile
Companion is a travel router equipped with a range of useful features
ideal for business travellers or any mobile user on the go. Perfect for
places where Wi-Fi is slow or cannot be found, the SharePort(TM) Mobile
Companion transforms any Internet connection into a personal wireless
network letting you share a connection with multiple mobile devices
(smartphones, tablets, and laptops). By linking the SharePort(TM) Mobile
Companion directly to a wired Internet connection in a hotel or
conference room, for example, users are able to wirelessly share the
same Internet connection with multiple mobile devices.

The SharePort(TM) Mobile Companion also boasts a DLNA enabled USB port that
can stream to any DLNA enabled Smart TV. This same USB port, along with
the free SharePort(TM) Mobile app, makes it easy to stream your digital
media library such as photos, music, and videos saved on any USB drive
right to your Android and iOS mobile devices from an intuitive
interface. In fact, you can share different content, to multiple mobile
devices, all at the same time, no Internet connection required. Simply
plug the SharePort(TM) Mobile Companion into an power outlet, wait for the
red light to turn green and insert a USB storage device, and you’re
ready to go.

Operating Modes

        --  Wireless Router - Transform a wired internet connection at home
            or on the road into a personal wireless network
        --  Wi-Fi Hotspot - Use multiple wireless devices on a single
            account at a paid wireless hotspot (airports, cafe,
            restaurants, hotels, etc.)
        --  Repeater - Extend the wireless signal from your existing
            wireless router to cover a dead zone within your home
        --  Access Point - Connect to your existing router with an Ethernet
            cable to create a new wireless network

SharePort(TM) Mobile Companion (DIR-505) at a glance

        --  Transform any Internet connection into a personal wireless
            network letting you share a connection to any computer, iOS, or
            Android device
        --  USB Port for seamlessly streaming videos, music, photos, and
            more from a connected USB drive to any computer, iOS, or
            Android device
        --  USB Port for charging a smartphone device
        --  Portable multi-mode wireless router/AP, Wi-Fi hotspot and
        --  Free SharePort(TM) Mobile iOS and Android apps for tablets
            and smartphones
        --  Wireless N
        --  One 10/100 Ethernet port
        --  Supports Secure Wireless Encryption using WPA or WPA2
        --  Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Push Button
        --  Dual Active Firewalls

    Availability and Pricing
    The SharePort(TM) Mobile Companion (DIR-505) is now available for a
    retail price of $59.99 at most national retailers across Canada.

    About D-Link
    D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business,
    mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An
    award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements
    and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in
    switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and
    cloud-based network management. For more information visit

    D-Link and D-Link logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of
    D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other third party marks
    mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
    Copyright © 2012. D-Link. All Rights Reserved.


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