Fountain Valley-based D-Link, best known for its networking products for the home, small business, and enterprise markets, is expanding into the connected home market today, with the launch of a new, Wi-Fi "smart plug"--which allows users to control any home electronic device from their Wi-Fi network. According to D-Link, its Wi-Fi Smart Plug is the very first product in a new line of connected home products from the company. The Wi-Fi "smart plug" allows consumers to plug any, standard product using a power plug, and control that device using an iOS or Android app, including setting power on/of schedules, turning devices on and off remotely, and monitoring energy usage. The new device costs $49.99. D-Link did not say what other kinds of connected home devices it might be planning. The new device competes against similar devices from Belkin, Control4, and others.
Top NewsTuesday, May 6, 2014
D-Link Launches Into The Connected Home Market