D-Link’s Xteme N DIR-685 All-In-One Router Gets DLNA Certification and Some Nifty New Features

Today D-Link is releasing a new firmware update to its $299.99 D-Link Xteme N DIR-685 All-In-One Router (previous coverage) that will provide users with DLNA certified Digital Media Server, Digital Media Controller, and Digital Media Rendering capabilities. Below is an explanation of what each of the new functions does, which is actually fairly impressive. I’m curious to see how the Controller works using the touchpad.

The DIR-685 firmware update, now available at www.dlink.com/support, now supports the following features:

  • Digital Media Server (DMS) that enables media file transfers and management of connection between the server and DLNA devices. The DIR-685 comes with a built-in Network Attached Storage (NAS) feature that includes a Universal Plug and Play (UPnP®) AV media server.
  • Digital Media Controller (DMC) that gives users the option to control any UPnP device connected to the router using the touchpad on the DIR-685.
  • Digital Media Rendering (DMR) for the improved playback of certain media files on the DIR-685’s LCD screen.

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