Menlo Park, CA - October 11, 2005 - Xfire, Inc., the fastest growing online gaming platform and community, today announced that XfireTM will be distributed with D-Link GamerLoungeTM Broadband Gaming Routers, including the D-Link DGL-4100 and D-Link DGL-4300 product lines.
"Xfire has grown to over 2 million users because we make online gaming easy," said Mike Cassidy, CEO of Xfire, Inc. "We're excited to have Xfire distributed with D-Link's gaming routers, because they are just as focused on creating the best online gaming experience for hard-core gamers as we are."
"D-Link has supported the gaming community through sponsored tournaments, LAN Parties, and the building of the industry's first router specifically for gamers," said Brian Larsen, associate vice president of product development for D-Link. "We are pleased to continue this support by distributing a D-Link branded version of Xfire with our GamerLounge Broadband Gaming Routers."
As part of the agreement, a D-Link branded version of Xfire will be developed and bundled with GamerLounge products including the D-Link DGL-4100 and D-Link DGL-4300. In addition, Xfire's logo will be displayed on the packaging for these products. The GamerLounge products take advantage of D-Link's proprietary GameFuel technology, which automatically prioritizes gaming packets over any other traffic on the network.
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Xfire, Inc. (www.xfire.com) is the fastest growing online gaming platform and community in the world. Xfire helps gamers play with their friends much more easily. Xfire is also a server browser, IM, and file download system designed just for gamers. Xfire has over two million members in over 100 countries. Company management includes Mike Cassidy (former CEO of Direct Hit), Chris Kirmse (creator of Meridian 59), Adam Boyden, and Dennis "Thresh" Fong (World Champion of Quake). Xfire is funded by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, NEA, and Granite Global Ventures. Xfire is supported by advertisers and marketers trying to reach the 18-34 male audience.
About D-Link GamerLounge Products
The recipient of over 18 product excellence and editor choice awards, the D-Link GamerLounge products represent the future of multiplayer online gaming. Gamers no longer need to worry about other people at the same location using their bandwidth for uploading and downloading while they are in the middle of an intense multiplayer online game. The GamerLounge products take advantage of D-Link's proprietary GameFuel technology, which automatically prioritizes gaming packets over any other traffic on the network. GameFuelTM, combined with Gigabit Ethernet ports (DGL-4100 and DGL-4300) and 108Mbps* 802.11g wireless, with a 5dbi antenna (DGL-4300), provides a high-performance infrastructure that gamers need. With the D-Link GamerLounge products, "Lag is no longer an excuse."
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small and medium and large enterprise business networking. The company continues to strive for excellence as 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 www.dlink.com.