CES 2019 doesn't officially start until tomorrow, but you wouldn't know it if you checked the tech news today. Announcements have been falling left and right, and we almost missed this one from D-Link, which slipped by on Friday. The company is expanding its smart home offerings and introducing a new 5G home router.

First up, the new 5G NR Enhanced Gateway (DWR-2010) is one of the first in-home 5G routers we've seen. Using a 5G SIM card, no other installation needed, it can provide your house with super, super fast WiFi — up to 40 times faster than the average 70Mbps broadband speed in the US. The gateway supports both the sub-6 GHz and mmWave frequencies, and is geared more toward service providers than customers. They'll be able to customize it, deploy it to their subscribers, and remotely manage it. Maybe in a year or two, it'll be realistic for users to consider using 5G instead of broadband for their home WiFi, and this is where gateways like these will come into play.

Next up is D-Link's new Wi-Fi Water Sensor (DCH-S161), which marks two firsts for the company compared to its predecessor. It's battery-powered (1.5yrs, AA), thus providing more versatility in its installation — which is really necessary when you consider the places where you would need a leak sensor. It's also the first leak sensor we've heard of that supports Google Assistant. You can ask "Hey Google, does <sensor_name> detect a water leak?” and get an answer directly. Beside that, the sensor has a built-in 90dB siren, can send push notifications to your phone with the mydlink app, works with IFTTT, and doesn't require a standalone hub or subscription. It will cost $49.99 when it launches in Q1 2019.

And finally, we have D-Link's new Wi-Fi smart plugs. There's an indoor unit (DSP-W118) with one outlet and an outdoor one (DSP-W320) with two outlets and IP44 rating. Both are rated 125V/15A, work with the mydlink app (on/off, timer, schedule), and are compatible with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and IFTTT. The smart plugs should launch in Q2 2019, but we don't know their pricing just yet.

Press Release

New D-Link 5G NR Enhanced Gateway Will Deliver Wireless Broadband Speeds Up To 40 Times Faster Than the Average Fixed Broadband Service

The Device Will Be One of the First 5G NR Gateways in the Market

LAS VEGASJan. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link today announced its new high-speed 5G NR Enhanced Gateway (DWR-2010) at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The DWR-2010 enables download speeds more than 40x faster than current average fixed broadband download speed in the U.S. of 70 Mbps.

"With expanded spectrum and new applications, 5G is going to bring more competition to the broadband market within the coming years," said Raman Bridwell, vice president of product and services, D-Link Systems, Inc. "This gateway will help more people access that network in more places with the same wireline experience we have today."

As 5G adoption accelerates within the coming year, more people may be turning to wireless carriers as their home internet provider. D-Link's 5G gateway will help them take full advantage of the new wireless capability.

The DWR-2010 also offers customization options for service providers, making it suitable for deployment on a range of network configurations. The gateway features an embedded 5G NR (New Radio) NSA module and can operate on the sub-6 GHz or mmWave frequencies in 200 MHz (2 x 100 MHz) or 800 MHz (8 x 100 MHz) configurations. Complete with remote management (TR-069) and FOTA, the DWR-2010 provides hassle-free operation and a better customer experience.

Availability and Pricing
The 5G NR Enhanced Gateway will be available in the second half of 2019. Pricing will vary depending on preferred service providers.

About D-Link
D-Link designs, develops, and manufactures award-winning solutions for homes, businesses, and service providers. The global leader in connectivity implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate switching, wireless, broadband, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more, visit us.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on Facebook, Twitter, and D-Link's Blog.

D-Link, mydlink, and the D-Link logo 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 © 2019. D-Link. All Rights Reserved

Press Release

D-Link Expands mydlink Ecosystem with New Product Announcements and Features

New Smart Plugs and Wi-Fi Water Sensor Provide Enhanced Features for Simple Home Automation and Added Security

LAS VEGASJan. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link announced today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that they will be adding new app features and three new products to their mydlink connected home lineup. The company will be introducing two new Wi-Fi smart plugs—the Indoor Wi-Fi Smart Plug (DSP-W118) and Outdoor Wi-Fi Smart Plug (DSP-W320)—along with the new Battery Wi-Fi Water Sensor (DCH-S161).

"The new integrations provide a versatile set of options for those with mydlink compatible products," said Oscar Reyes, vice president of marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. "With the new enhancements, it will be easier for people to connect their smart home by adding automation and additional security."

The new and improved mydlink ecosystem products and features work with Google Assistant and Alexa, making life easier for homeowners. The new products are Wi-Fi based and do not require a hub, working seamlessly with existing Wi-Fi networks consumers have in their homes.

The Wi-Fi water sensor also adds convenient and flexible security against water leaks. Since it runs off batteries, the sensor can be placed almost anywhere, and can be set up precisely where water leaks may occur—whether that's under a water heater, along a pipe, under the sink, or anywhere else.

Two new smart plugs help round out the lineup, expanding the areas where people can add automated lighting and adding security through lighting schedules both inside and outside the home.

New app features for mydlink cameras include options like Smart Recap, Rich Notifications, and enhanced voice-control integration. Smart Recap goes beyond providing a basic recap of the day's events, offering consumers the ability to easily search their stored video for events that only include people or pets and rooms.

Rich Notifications send alerts directly to a consumer's smartphone, with mydlink cameras providing a preview of the action and a one-touch emergency contact option right on the lock screen.

Battery Wi-Fi Water Sensor (DCH-S161)

  • Battery powered, up to 1.5 years (AA)
  • Works with your Wi-Fi - no hub required
  • Built-in 90 dB Siren
  • Sensor probe with 1.8 m (5.9 ft) cable
  • Push notifications
  • Works with IFTTT
  • One of the first water sensors to work with Google Assistant
  • Works with the mydlink app
  • Over-the-air firmware upgrades

Indoor Wi-Fi Smart Plug (DSP-W118)

  • Works with your Wi-Fi - no hub required.
  • Rating: 125V/15A
  • Slim design does not obstruct other AC outlets
  • Works with the Google Assistant, Alexa, and IFTTT
  • Works with the mydlink app
  • Over-the-air firmware upgrades
  • Outlet on/off, schedule, and timer controls

Outdoor Wi-Fi Smart Plug (DSP-W320)

  • Works with your Wi-Fi—no hub required.
  • Rating: 125V/15A
  • Two outlets
  • Weatherproof (IP44) design for outdoor use
  • Works with the Google Assistant, Alexa, and IFTTT
  • Works with the mydlink app
  • Over-the-air firmware upgrades
  • Outlet on/off, schedule, and timer controls

Availability and Pricing
The Wi-Fi Water Sensor will be available beginning Q1 2019 for $49.99 MSRP. The Wi-Fi Indoor Smart Plug and Wi-Fi Outdoor Smart Plug will be available Q2 2019.

About D-Link
D-Link designs, develops, and manufactures award-winning solutions for homes, businesses, and service providers. The global leader in connectivity implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate switching, wireless, broadband, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more, visit us.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on Facebook, Twitter, and D-Link's Blog.

D-Link, mydlink, and the D-Link logo 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 © 2019. D-Link. All Rights Reserved