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

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MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 23, 2012 /CNW/ – D-Link today announced its SharePort™ Mobile Companion (DIR-505) – an innovative new and must have product for every tablet and smartphone owner – is now shipping in Canada. The SharePort™ 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™ Mobile Companion offers USB sharing capabilities with the free D-Link SharePort™ 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 convenience.

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™ Mobile Companion solves this issue by allowing you to transform any wired connection into your own personal wireless hotspot. Plus, the SharePort™ 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™ 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™ 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™ 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™ 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™ 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™ 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™ 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 repeater
Free SharePort™ 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™ 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 www.dlink.ca

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.

SOURCE D-Link Canada

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