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Media Release: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
New Foxtel Experience updates commence for iQ3
Foxtel today confirmed the recently released New Foxtel Experience has completed its roll out
to iQ4 set top boxes and updates to the first 50,000 iQ3 set top boxes will commence tonight
with all iQ3 updates anticipated to be completed by mid-November.
The New Foxtel Experience provides customers with iQ3 and iQ4 set top boxes a completely
redesigned user experience bringing together the best of TV and on demand, all in one place.
Initial feedback from iQ4 customers has been very positive with users reporting the New
Foxtel Experience has made finding their favourite content and discovering new content
much easier. They are also welcoming the opportunity to stream seamlessly the on demand
content included in their Foxtel plan and alongside Netflix1 shows, all in one place.
Foxtel Chief Strategy and Product Officer Alice Mascia said: “The New Foxtel Experience has
opened up an incredible new way for our customers to enjoy the best entertainment. We’re
excited to now be underway with iQ3 installations and upgrades so even more Australians can
experience Foxtel like never before.
“By the time iQ3 updates are completed in November, more than 1.1 million of our advanced
set top boxes in Australian homes will have been updated allowing customers to enjoy
Australia’s best TV and on demand all in one place, including Foxtel’s 16,000 hours of on
“With the completion of the iQ3 updates in November, we will be adding more apps to the New
Foxtel Experience with ABC iView and the SBS On Demand reinforcing Foxtel as the home of
the world’s best content.”
Foxtel customers do not need to do anything to activate the New Foxtel Experience.
Software updates will occur automatically through their Foxtel connection. The New Foxtel
Experience on iQ3 is available immediately for new customers having commenced with
installations occurring from Thursday, 10 October.
1 Requires internet connected iQ3 or iQ4 and Netflix subscription.
D‑Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi‑Fi Routers with McAfee protection
AC1750, AC1900 and AC3000 Smart Routers with McAfee protection combine advanced Security features and Parental Controls with sophisticated mesh Wi‑Fi technology for safer and more seamless connectivity
SYDNEY, 15 October 2019 – D-Link ANZ has launched its all-new EXO Range of Smart Mesh Wi-Fi Routers, consisting of the DIR-1760 with AC1750 Wi-Fi, DIR-1960 with AC1900 Wi-Fi, and the DIR-3060 with AC3000 Wi-Fi, offering three powerful additions to D-Link’s portfolio of Wi-Fi solutions for the home.
D-Link’s next-generation routers offer high-performance Wi-Fi connectivity combined with McAfee protection, providing a faster and more secure home network. The routers all feature a five-year McAfee Secure Home Platform subscription; protecting every device on a connected home network by blocking suspicious connections and access to malicious content.
Comprehensive parental controls prevent access to inappropriate content and can be used to set up Wi-Fi schedules per child, to allow parents unprecedented control of their kids online activities, whether gaming, doing homework, or watching YouTube videos. The routers also come with a two-year subscription to McAfee LiveSafe™, which allows antivirus software to be installed on an unlimited number of computers, tablets and smartphones to deter security threats even while you’re on the go.
McAfee Secure Home Platform includes:
• Malicious site blocking
• Connection anomaly and botnet detection
• Advanced network controls to hide your devices from hackers
• Automatically disconnect selected devices when you are away from home
• Comprehensive parental control with customisable content filtering, profiles and Wi-Fi scheduling.
The new routers feature best in class 802.11ac Wave 2 allowing for Dual-Band and Tri-Band combined wireless speeds of up to 1750Mbps, 1900Mbps and 3000Mbps respectively. For even wider coverage, you can simply add a DAP-1820 D-Link Wi-Fi Mesh Extender to create a seamless, self-optimising, mesh wireless network that allows you to move around an expanded Wi-Fi zone without disconnection.
D-Link ANZ MD Graeme Reardon said, “Our new EXO Smart Mesh Wi-Fi Routers provide unparalleled parental controls and enhanced cyber security for the home network and thus give users Internet access that is as safe, secure, fast and reliable whether they are home or out.”
Other key features include:
• Voice control support with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa enabled devices
• The SPEEDTEST™ powered routers allow you to find out the true speed of your Internet connection, straight from the router.
• Automatically downloads and installs firmware updates to ensure the best protection and latest features
• Powerful 880 MHz dual-core processor to handle intensive network activity, allowing users to enjoy buffer-free video streaming, lag-free gaming and lightning-fast internet surfing
The EXO DIR-1760 AC1750 Smart Mesh Wi-Fi Router
DIR-1760 key features and pricing
Concurrent Dual-Band: Delivers buffer-free fast Wi-Fi speeds of up to 1750Mbps with MU-MIMO technology for all users in the home
Control Kids Internet Access: Create profiles for each child, setting Internet access times and curfews, as well as allow you to ‘Pause the Internet’ anytime
McAfee Secure Home Platform: Automatic protection for all network devices at home such as Smart TVs, IP cameras, Mobile phones and more
D-Link Mesh Wi-Fi: Create your own seamless Mesh network by easily adding a DAP-1820 D-Link Wi-Fi Mesh Extender to create an even larger, expanded Wi-Fi zone.
SmartConnect: Automatically directs your devices to the optimal wireless band
Enhanced Quality of Service Features: QoS engine allows you to prioritise important traffic easily and seamlessly
Gigabit Ethernet: Provides fast wired connectivity with one dedicated Gigabit WAN port and 4 Gigabit LAN ports
Voice Assistant Compatibility: Work with the Google Assistant and Alexa
RRP: AUD$229.95 and NZ$299.99
The EXO DIR-1960 AC1900 Smart Mesh Wi-Fi Router
DIR-1960 additional key features and pricing
The DIR-1960 has all the features of the DIR-1760 but with greater Wi-Fi speeds of up to 1900Mbps (600Mbps at 2.4GHz and 1300Mbps at 5GHz) with MU-MIMO technology for all users in the home
RRP: AUD$279.95 and NZ$349.99
DIR-3060 additional key features and pricing
The DIR-3060 has all the features of the DIR-1960 but with Tri-Band technology, providing even greater Wi-Fi speeds of up to 3000Mbps (400Mbps at 2.4GHz, plus 866Mbps on the first 5GHz band, and 1733Mbps on the second 5GHz Band) with MU-MIMO technology for all users in the home
RRP: AUD$399.95 and NZ$499.99
The new DIR-1760, DIR-1960 and DIR-3060 are available now in Australia at www.dlink.com.au, in New Zealand at www.dlink.co.nz and at all authorised D-Link retailers and resellers across Australia and New Zealand.
The new DIR-3060 AC3000 EXO Smart Mesh Wi-Fi Router
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The new DIR-1960 AC1900 EXO Smart Mesh Wi-Fi Router
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The new DIR-1760 AC1750 EXO Smart Mesh Wi-Fi Router
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