D-Link has launched the DIR-645 Wireless N Router, which features the company's patented SmartBeam technology.

SmartBeam continually monitors the signal strength of multiple devices connected to the router to ensure they have a stable, seamless and interference-free wireless connection.

The router benefits from an unusual cylindrical design with six 'smart antennae' built-in that identify devices such as media players, IP cameras, wireless printers and laptops, and then targets them more accurately with a direct beam. D-Links says this means no matter where the device is connected in the home, "it will receive the strongest and most consistent signal possible".

The DIR-645 Wireless N Router, which supports IPv6 and features WPS security, benefits from a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified built-in media server, which enables users to easily share multimedia content and applications. It also benefits from SharePort technology that ensures USB devices, such as printers, can be connected to the router and then shared by all users of the Wi-Fi network.

Andrew Mulholland, marketing manager of D-Link UK & Ireland, said: "Inspired by beamforming technology, consumers can now benefit from technology which was previously reserved for enterprise-grade applications."

"Furthermore, the router's cutting edge design means that users will be happy to have it sitting at the heart of their homes."

The company has also released the DIR-657 Wireless N HD Media Router, which also includes a built-in DLNA-certified media server that will stream music, movies and pictures onto a compatible media player, such as a Boxee Box by D-Link.

The DIR-645 Wireless N Router with SmartBeam technology is priced at £79.99 while the DIR-657 Wireless N HD Media Router costs £89.99. Both are available now.