Dec 29

The iPod Touch is filtered with the Network (Router) settings by default. In order for the iPod Touch to be managed separately, you will need to follow the steps below.

Step 1: Click on the iPod Touch icon.

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Step 2: Click on the Info Tab in the bottom section of the Management Console.

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Step 3: Change the Device Category to Computing, Device Type to Laptop or PC, and Operating System to Unknown.
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Step 4: Click the Update button to apply your changes.

You will now be able to configure filtering at the device level for your iPod Touch using the Parental Controls settings.

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Dec 28

Taiwan-based networking/communication device maker D-Link launched Boxee Box, an IPTV set-top box (STB) model based on Boxee media streaming software, for own-brand sale in the US and Europe markets at the end of September 2010, and the sales performance has been much better than originally expected, according to the company.

Sales volumes of Boxee Boxes are frequently in excess of stock volumes and therefore clients have placed many additional orders, D-Link indicated. In the US market, the IPTV STB is sold through Amazon and may additionally be available at Best Buy chain at the end of 2010 or the beginning of 2011, the company pointed out.

In addition, Boxee Box will be launched in the Middle East market in January 2011 and then in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other Asia Pacific countries, D-Link indicated. D-Link expects to sell 100,000 Boxee Boxes n 2011, the company noted.

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Dec 28

Boxee Box by D-Link (officially “D-Link Boxee Box DSM-380“) is a Linux-based set-top device and media extender that first began shipping in 33 countries worldwide on the 10th of November 2010.Designed to easily bring internet television and other video to the television via Boxee’s software, it comes pre-installed with Boxee media center software and the hardware is based on Intel CE4110 system-on-a-chip platform (that has a 1.2Ghz Intel Atom CPU with a PowerVR SGX535 Integrated graphics processor), 1GB of RAM memory, and 1GB of NAND Flash Memory. The DM-380 features output ports for HDMI (version 1.3), optical digital audio (S/PDIF) connector, and RCA connector for analog stereo audio, two USB ports, an SD card slot, wired 100Mbps (100BASE-T) ethernet, and built-in 802.11n WiFi.

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The Boxee Box also ships with a small two-sided RF remote control with 4-way D-pad navigation and full a QWERTY keypad as standard, and this remote is also being sold separately with an USB-receiver as “D-Link Boxee Box Remote DSM-22” that one can use with Boxee installed on a computer so that one can use this remote without owning D-Link’s Boxee Box The look of both the case and remote prototypes for the Boxee Box was designed by San Francisco based Astro Studios, which is the same designer company that designed the look of Xbox 360 and the Microsoft Zune.

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Dec 28

The LED colors provide a status indication on the D-Link DSM-380 Boxee Box,Use the chart below to determine the meaning of the indicator lights on the Box.

LED color Status/Description
Dark Green Normal running no media being played
Dimmed Green Boxee is playing Media or in Power saving mode
Orange No Internet Connection or Boxee is in Recovery Menu
Red/ Green Blinking Update Failed due to a bad Internet connection if this happens hold and press the Power button for 5 seconds to enter the Recovery Menu. We recommend selecting the Factory Restore option and following the onscreen instructions.

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Dec 28

D-Link has announced that it has become the first manufacturer of networking solutions to achieve compliance with a new international carbon footprint standard. D-Link’s 5-Port (DGS-1005D) and 8-Port (DGS-1008D) Desktop Switches are now certified compliant with ISO/CD 14067-1:20101 and PAS 2050:20082.

These two standards reinforce D-Link’s commitment to energy saving through lowering the carbon footprint of its products and services throughout their entire life cycle—from materials to manufacturing, distribution, use and disposal. In 2005, D-Link became the first corporation to introduce Green networking technology and has always been aware of the importance of making goods or services that are less carbon intensive.

“Since 2005, D-Link has manufactured energy-efficient products by utilizing Green practices and is now extending this initiative to develop products that deliver even better performance using less energy and materials,” said Mr. Jayesh Kotak, VP-Product Marketing, D-Link India Ltd. “As a leading global networking corporation, we are constantly enhancing our R&D capabilities as well as our supply chain to help protect the planet while at the same time maximizing the benefits for our customers.”

Built with D-Link GreenTM technology, the two desktop switches conserve energy by recognizing when a port is active or inactive, and automatically adjusting the power usage based on cable length to save energy without any loss of performance. Consequently, energy can be conserved for the benefit of both the user and the environment.

According to SGS*, for the period April 1 to July 31 2010, the life cycle greenhouse gas information of the DGS-1005D and DGS-1008D are verified by them to provide “a reasonable level of assurance, consistent with the agreed verification scope, objectives and criteria” for product carbon footprint in accordance with ISO/CD 14067-1:2010.

The D-Link GreenTM initiative is D-Link’s assurance to users of its continuing effort to ensure that its consumer and business products adhere to worldwide environmental standards in all aspects of the product cycle. This includes reducing power consumption whenever possible, using recyclable materials for packaging, and recycling unused factory parts.

In showing support for continuing commitment to energy conservation, D-Link is working with suppliers that support Green practices to comply with ISO 14064-13 regulations. Its target is to have its suppliers verified for ISO 14064-1 by October 2011.

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