D-Link Corporation, founded in 1986 as Datax Systems, Inc. in Taiwan
started as a vendor for network adapters. In the years since though, they've
their focus and have been working to design and manufacture networking
solutions for businesses and consumers alike. In the decades since their
they have grown substantially. They are now offering a wide range of
different products for a variety of uses. Their main competitors include HP,
The History of D-Link
After being founded in 1986, the company released their first Ethernet
adapter for the PC just a year later. The DE-001 was very popular, but the
continued to innovate and to come up with other products. In 1988, they
released the first peer-to-peer LANSmart Networking Operating System. They
to manufacture their own line of Ethernet controller chips in 1989, which
helped them to reduce costs, as they had been buying components from others
before that. Still under the name Datex, the company introduced an Ethernet
hub in 1990.
Six years after forming as Datex, the company changed its name to D-Link
Corporation in 1992. It was two years later that the company set up D-Link
International Pte. Ltd. in Singapore. They did this so that they could
expand their business to start selling in areas other than China, Europe, and
United States. 1996 saw the release of the first fast Ethernet switch in
the world, with an ISDN remote router, and it came from D-Link. D-Link was on
Forbes top 300 list of companies in 1998, as well.
In the 2000s, the company continued to push forward with technology and
innovate. They were one of the first companies to start working with wireless
In 2002, they even partnered with Texas Instruments in the field of
wireless LAN. They introduced the first gigabit gaming router in 2004.
D-Link was also one of the first companies to think about green technology.
They were actually the first to introduce "Green Ethernet" technology in their
gigabit switches. By 2010, they were the top company in small to large
enterprises when it came to shipping WLAN standalone access points.
What Types of Products Does the Company Offer
Today, D-Link makes a large number of different types of products,
including cameras. They do not offer typical point and shoot cameras though.
baby monitors, network cameras, and network video recorders. The company
also offers a number of other items for a fully connected home. These include
Wi-Fi smart plugs and Wi-Fi motion sensors. They also have a huge variety
of routers, network adapters, modems, USB hubs, switches, access points,
gaming routers that help to reduce lag that can complicate online gaming,
and other accessories.
Additionally, D-Link now offers Wi-Fi audio extenders and media players.
The audio extender allows users to stream music from a smart phone to any
connected speaker, and it can expand wi-fi coverage. D-Link has two media
players available - MovieNite and MovieNite Plus. They offer a 1080P HD
experience and connect to YouTube, Pandora, Netflix, and more. The Plus
version even allows for access to Facebook and Twitter. These are some of the
consumer friendly and easy to use products they offer. These are mainly
competitors to similar boxes such as the Roku and Apple TV.
Customers Remain Important
One of the reasons that D-Link has been able to maintain a strong and
successful brand despite a few setbacks and issues along the way is that they
products that try to suit the needs of all of their customers. They want to
make businesses, service providers, and home consumers equally happy with their
products. They have a strong customer service network that helps them to
keep their customers pleased with the products and the overall service the
D-Link has a good reputation overall, and that's helped to give the brand
some of the staying power that it has. The company consistently puts out high
quality products, and to put out products that people actually want and
need. They also continue to find ways to innovate and add to the technology,
it better and pushing it forward.