D-Link has announced a free upgrade for its network attached storage (NAS) device to enable BitTorrent file downloads and uploads independent of a PC.
Recognized by BitTorrent, Inc., the D-Link DNS-323 two-Bay Network Storage Enclosure now includes the latest BitTorrent Software Development Kit (SDK), making it possible for consumers to access, store and share large amounts of media content through the Internet, without the need for a PC to be turned on or connected.
The D-Link storage device connects directly to a home network and acts as a media hub for BitTorrent-enabled content.
Through the BitTorrent Device Partners technology licensing and certification program, BitTorrent has licensed the D-Link DNS-323 and certified the award-winning D-Link Xtreme N 802.11n Wi-Fi router (DIR-655).
"We recognize the benefits BitTorrent technology brings to its global user base and are pleased to be able to add that functionality to our products," said A.J. Wang, chief technical officer, D-Link. "By integrating the latest BitTorrent SDK into our NAS devices and ensuring our routers are BitTorrent-certified, we provide our customers with the most highly optimized BitTorrent implementation for connected devices and an efficient way to control and access their NAS device via an intuitive Web interface."
Established in 2007, the goal of the BitTorrent Device Partners program is to work with a hardware, middleware and application providers to leverage BitTorrent's advanced peer delivery technology. The BitTorrent SDK for Devices is the official BitTorrent release for embedded devices, supporting the latest protocol enhancements and is compatible with all standard PC clients.
The free upgrade for both the DNS-323 and DIR-655 are available via firmware downloads from the D-Link Support Site.