Press Release Summary:
Enabling network to securely share single cable or DSL Internet connection, Wireless-B/G Broadband Router includes wireless b/g access point, 4-port switch to connect wired Ethernet devices, and 2 telephone jacks to allow for multiple phone lines. Incorporating VoIP gateway chipset that delivers voice processing and data routing functions, product facilitates set up of wireless b/g network along with Vonage phone service.
Original Press Release:
Vonage and D-Link Launch a Co-Branded Wireless-B/G Broadband Router Bundled with Vonage® Service
Recognizing the Need to Offer Consumers More Choices for Telephony and Wireless Networking, Vonage and D-Link are Enhancing the Way People Communicate
HOLMDEL, N.J., Aug. 23 / - Vonage America Inc. a subsidiary of Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG), a leading broadband phone company and D-Link, an end-to-end networking solutions provider, today announced, the availability of the VWR, a Wireless-B/G Broadband Router with 2 phone ports bundled with Vonage's service. This new device will be available at www.vonage.com/ for $59.99, after a $40 instant rebate.*
This D-Link VWR is four devices in one box. It includes a Wireless-B/G Access Point; a built-in 4-port switch to connect wired Ethernet devices; a router function so the entire network can securely share a single cable or DSL Internet connection, and two standard telephone jacks, allowing for multiple phone lines. Bundled with Vonage's Internet telephony service, customers get a complete solution in one box - the hardware and service they need to start talking. The VWR is a perfect choice for consumers who want the added benefit of easily setting up a Wireless B/G network along with their Vonage phone service.
The product incorporates Texas Instruments' TNETV1060 VoIP gateway chipset, delivering high-performance voice processing and data routing functions, and further enhancing the quality and feature offerings of Vonage's Internet telephony service for subscribers.
"Recognizing the need for individuals and small businesses to have a myriad of options when setting up their networks, Vonage is excited to continue its relationship with D-Link, as together the two companies will work to continue to be leaders in redefining how people communicate," stated Daniel Smires, senior vice president of Engineering of Vonage Network Inc. "With the rapid demand for wireless networking devices, this partnership enables us to offer D-Link's consumer-friendly, feature-rich voice terminal and wireless networking technologies - a simple way for consumers to benefit from Vonage's attractively priced, tiered calling plans."
"The opportunity to collaborate with Vonage continues to be a rewarding experience," said Brian Larsen, associate vice president of product development for D-Link Systems, Inc. "By combining Vonage's award-winning service with D-Link's design, development and manufacturing capabilities, we are able to provide consumers with a superior all-in-one VoIP and wireless solution."
Vonage (NYSE:VG) is a leading provider of broadband telephone services with over 1.8 million subscriber lines as of June 30, 2006. Our award-winning technology enables anyone to make and receive phone calls with a touch tone telephone almost anywhere a broadband Internet connection is available. We offer feature-rich and cost-effective communication services that offer users an experience similar to traditional telephone services.
Our Residential Premium Unlimited and Small Business Unlimited calling plans offer consumers unlimited local and long distance calling, and popular features like call waiting, call forwarding and voicemail - for one low, flat monthly rate. Vonage's service is sold on the web and through national retailers including Best Buy, Circuit City, Wal Mart Stores Inc. and Target and is available to customers in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information about Vonage's products and services, please visit www.vonage.com/.
Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey.
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 and data 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 U.S.A., Canada, and Mexico headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet http://www.dlink.com/.
* A $9.95 shipping and handling fee and a $29.99 activation fee is also charged.
Source: Vonage; D-Link
Mitchell Slepian of Vonage,
Les Goldberg of D-Link,
Web site: www.vonage.com/