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Cypress will acquire Broadcom’s IoT business, and its related assets, in a $550 million all-cash transaction.
Post-acquisition, Broadcom will continue working on non-IoT wireless solutions for devices like laptops, smartphone, and set-top boxes, while Cypress will be in a greater position to compete in the growing embedded systems market fueled by automotive, industrial and consumer demand.
Expected to close in Q3 2016, the transaction includes the acquisition of Broadcom’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee product lines, including IP, as well as the WICED brand and...
Dropbox Business recently announced Project Infinite, a future offering that fixes the problem of using Dropbox on end-user devices with limited storage space.
Being cross-platform compatible, Project Infinite works like traditional Dropbox Business, but adds the option to store data in the cloud, looking as if though your files are sitting on your local disk or SSD drive. Similar to the green checkmark you get when a local file synchronizes with Dropbox’s cloud storage,...
ZyXEL's AC2200 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router is a one-of-a-kind MU-MIMO router, and not in a good way.
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BeON announced two new features that help expand the use of their LED security lighting products.
The company’s LED security bulbs are now UL certified (UL1598) for outdoor use, as well as fully enclosed fixtures (UL1993 and CSA C22.2#1993). This certification lets customers expand the bulbs’ utility from just being an indoor security tool, to using BeON’s bulb as an outdoor deterrent for intruders.
BeON will also be updating their app to let customers...
Zyxel’s newly announced POE-capable NWA5123-AC Unified Access Point, through the use of the Zyxel One Network Utility, can be deployed into a small business as a stand-alone AP, and then grow into a centrally-managed WLAN solution.
The new dual-radio 2x2 AP is rated for speeds up to 1200 Mbps (802.11n + 802.11ac) and is backwards compatible with 802.11a/g.
Other features the NWA5123-AC shares with others in the NWA5120 series include:
- Mesh networking-capable when used with one of Zyxel’s NXC Controllers.
- ZyXEL APflex for mode and...
As it ends service, Skydog is rewarding its customers with dead hardware.
Customers are getting notices that not only will their Skydog app stop working, but the associated router will no longer be functional. Skydog has started to send 60 day expiration notices to subscribers saying:
Unfortunately, the Skydog product has been discontinued and the subscription cannot be renewed. Upon expiration of your subscription, you will no...
Introduced earlier this year at CES, the D-Link DIR-879 is a dual band AC1900 Wi-Fi router, and the first router to be released from D-Link’s budget-minded EXO series of products.
The DIR-879 has four GbE ports for LAN, and one GbE for the WAN connection. Note that there are no USB ports in this model, so no storage or printer sharing.
The DIR-879 supports maximum link rates...
WarpGateway is a TCP acceleration proxy appliance that sits between an internet modem and wireless router.
Badu claims the appliance's patent-pending proprietary WarpTCP rate and timing control algorithms can improve wireless upload/download speeds by up to 100%, increase range and coverage, and help device battery life by reducing the amount of radio usage on client devices.
The plug-and-playable WarpGateway appliance will eventually be available in three different small form factor-sized flavors, all configurable using Badu’s WarpAdmin...
Features included in QNAP's latest QTS 4.2.1 NAS OS include:
- Virtual Switches - Aid in building isolated network environments
- Proxy servers - Cache and record downloaded content in order to help save bandwidth
- “Previous Version” - Snapshots provide immediate file restores that save time
- Qsirch 2.1 - Indexes stored files as a background task
- Hybrid Backup Synch - Consolidates basic data protection features (backup, restore, and synch) and ships data to local and external storage repositories.
- Qmail – Email client that...