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Wi-Fi System maker Luma has announced a subscription security service.
Luma Guardian provides customers with basic network support centered around security, privacy and performance, including VPN, antivirus, ISP performance monitoring and US-based technical assistance.
Designed through a partnership with endpoint security company, Webroot, the app-based Guardian is designed for home networks, a target market where the number of connected devices keeps growing, technical skills vary greatly, and the need to secure inbound and outbound traffic becomes more important.
Luma was the first Wi-Fi system maker to include security services at no charge as part of its mesh Wi-Fi product. But the company perhaps saw an opportunity for also grabbing recurring revenue, given eero's announcement of its eero Plus service along with its second generation hardware....
The Bluetooth SIG announced that the consortium’s next generation of wireless connectivity will be mesh-enabled. Bluetooth Mesh, as others are calling it, will let Bluetooth LE devices create a mesh network with other Bluetooth (spec level v.4 and above) devices, treating them like nodes on a network. Using an m:m (many to many) approach, the new meshed version will benefit wireless/IoT connections by providing self-healing Bluetooth networks that can potentially support up to thousands of devices and eliminating single points of failure.
One example would be using smart bulbs to relay commands from one Bluetooth Mesh device to another Bluetooth Mesh device in another room sitting outside of typical Bluetooth range.
Wide adoption may take a while, but Bluetooth Mesh specifications and tools are available now on the Bluetooth website.
Ubiquiti's Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch 8 150W is a powerful managed switch that can be challenging to configure
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Linksys' EA9300 Max-Stream AC4000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router tries to spiff up the 3x3 "tri-band" router market with higher link rates, MU-MIMO and a much more powerful CPU.
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The Arris SURFboard SBG7580-AC Wireless Gateway, combines a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, AC1750 class Wi-Fi router with 4-port gigabit Ethernet switch and McAfee-powered security engine.
The McAfee security engine, called the Arris Secure Home Internet by McAfee, was designed to help deal with the growing number of IoT devices popping up in homes and residences. And similar to other devices on the market, security features are managed using the Secure Home Internet app, which also includes up-to-date monitoring and parental security settings.
The Wi-Fi router supports maximum link rates of 450 Mbps in 2.4 GHz and 1300 Mbps in 5 GHz and the 32x8 DOCSIS 3.0 modem supports a maximum download rate of 1.4 Gbps, that also serves up wireless link rates up to 1.75 Gbps.
Compatible with XFINITY by Comcast, Cox, Charter and other internet providing services, the...
Wi-Fi chipmaker Quantenna announced it is partnering with AirTies to add mesh capability to products based on its chipsets.
Based in Istanbul, AirTies has quietly been providing its mesh Wi-Fi technology to service providers in Europe and Asia for years. The company has only recently begun to work its way into U.S. ISPs including Atlantic Broadband, Midco and Frontier Communications.
The deal will integrate AirTies mesh networking software into Quantenna's entire portfolio, including its QSR1000 and QSR2000 4x4 802.11ac and 8x8 QSR10G chipsets. Airties software
provides coordinated channel changes across the...
The C7800 Nighthawk X4S DOCSIS 3.1 Ultra-High Speed Cable Modem Router combines a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem and AC3200 Wi-Fi router.
The DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem supports two upstream and two downstream OFDM channels and 32x8 channel bonding for DOCSIS 3.0 speed tiers to provision the Gigabit services currently being rolled out by cable internet service providers.
This Nighthawk X4S, not to be confused with the R7800 AC2600 class router with the same name, also includes a dual-band 4x4 AC3200 wireless router supporting maximum link rates of 1 Gbps in 2.4 GHz and 2.2 Gbps in 5 GHz, two USB 3.0 ports and four GbE LAN ports.
Other features include a 1.5 Ghz dual core CPU, Netgear ReadyShare for connecting USB storage devices for sharing and backup and Netgear Genie for simplified installation.
The Netgear Nighthawk X4S is available now and has...
HomeCare is a new security feature adding anti-virus and malware protection by TrendMicro. It detects network intrusions and quarantines infected devices, while enhancing parental controls and QoS operations.
HomeCare will get its updates from TrendMicro, so supported devices such as TP-Link’s Deco M5, Archer C5400, Archer C3150 and (soon) Archer C2300, can be kept up to date with minimal effort.
Also included in the firmware update are custom Amazon Alexa skills to add voice controls for the company’s supported routers, including guest network management, LED controls, bandwidth prioritization, and speed testing. Additional IFTTT triggers are also being added so that customers can create their own smart home recipes.
Be sure to visit the TP-Link website for more information about HomeCare,
Domotz, maker of remote network management systems including Fing and the soon-to-be-available Fingbox, has teamed with TRENDnet for an upcoming network management appliance.
TRENDnet’s "Powered by Domotz" network management box will provide remote monitoring, network security and remote support features. It appears to be a hardware implementation of Domotz PRO, primarily targeted as system integrators, VARs and installers.
Domotz PRO is a software suite that provides remote access, remote power management, alerts, network diagnostics, a customer facing app, SNMP monitoring, automation system integration and multi-protocol support.
TRENDnet’s "Powered by Domotz" product line is expected to be ready by early September 2017 for the CEDIA Expo in San Diego. Pricing was not announced.
The 4-bay 1U NETGEAR ReadyNAS 2304 is a follow-up to the 2120 model, adding performance improvements and new features to the company’s line of business products.
Designed for on-premises storage and backup, the ReadyNAS 2304 is meant to handle the larger file sizes generated by today’s services and software. As some files are too big to back up over the cloud in a timely manner, the ReadyNAS 2304 can provide intermediary services that quickly backs up local data, and then syncs it to cloud storage services like Amazon, Google and Dropbox.
Component-wise, the ReadyNAS 2304 is powered by a dual core Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz processor and 2 GB RAM, has two GbE ports, and three USB 3.0 ports for attaching additional storage devices.
The ReadyNAS 2304 uses NETGEAR's ReadyNAS OS 6.7, which includes the following data protecting features:
- ReadyDR for disaster recovery services that send incremental backups of your data to another...
The 8-bay Buffalo TeraStation 5810DN is the latest addition to the TS5010 family of desktop form-factor SMB storage solutions.
Available in four and eight drive configurations, and using NAS grade hard drives, the TeraStation 5810DN series also uses a quad-core Annapurna Labs processor, 4 GB DDR3 ECC RAM, and 10 GbE networking. Business features include Active Directory integration, VMware 6.5 certification and pre-configured RAID setup.
There’s no word on when or where to get the TeraStation 5810DN, however pricing for the four different models are as follows:
- TS5810DN1604 16TB (Four 4 TB NAS-grade drives) - $1,799.99
- TS5810DN3204 32TB (Four 8 TB NAS-grade drives) - $3,099.99
- TS5810DN3208 32TB (Eight 4 TB NAS-grade drives) - $2,699.99
- TS5810DN6408 64TB (Eight 8 TB NAS-grade drives) - $5,299.99
QNAP's TVS-1582TU is a 15-bay (9 x 3.5/2.5 HDD/SSD and 6 x 2.5 SSD) rack-mountable Thunderbolt 3 NAS designed for media production on the go, whether in a media vehicle or at off-site/on-location jobs.
A hybrid storage solution, the TVS-1582TU is powered by QNAP’s QTS 4.3 OS and uses the company’s Qtier technology to optimize storage between fast SSDs and larger capacity hard drives. The 2U rackmount NAS comes in two models, differing by processor and memory.
TVS-1582TU-i5-16G uses Intel’s Core i5-7500 3.4 GHz quad-core processor and 16 GB DDR4 RAM, while TVS-1582TU-i7-32G runs on a Core i7-7700 3.6 GHz quad-core processor and 32 GB DDR4 RAM. Both models’ memory are expandable to 64GB of RAM.
Additional interfaces on TVS-1582TU include four Thunderbolt 3 ports, two 10 GbE SFP+ ports, four GbE ports, one HDMI output, and eight USB ports (4 x 3.0 and 4 x 2.0). Storage expansion options for the TVS-1582TU include using up to six QNAP...
Designed for massive IoT deployments, the newly announced Zigbee Pro 2017 wireless spec will simultaneously support interoperable devices running on the 800-900 MHz range and the 2.4 GHz.
The Zigbee Alliance’s latest offering will provide “longer range, reduced power consumption and lower operating costs for low-data-rate applications ranging from home security and automation, to smart metering and connected lighting,” according to the announcement. This will give manufacturers and designers better flexibility and more options when connecting across, to and between buildings, homes and campuses.
For more information, check out the Zigbee Alliance website.
The new AC4000 tri-band NETGEAR Nighthawk X6S adds several things to the former Nighthawk X6's original design, including MU-MIMO, support for Amazon’s Alexa voice service, and updated hardware specs.
The new Broadcom-based Nighthawk has a 3x3 radio architecture, 64-bit 1.8 GHz dual core processor and three Wi-Fi offload processors designed to help improve data/processor intensive activities, such as video streaming and gaming. The AC4000 classing comes from the total of maximum link rates of 750 Mbps in 2.4 GHz and 1625 Mbps on each of its two 5 GHz radios.
Wired interfaces include five GbE ports (one WAN and four LAN) with port aggregation, and two USB 3.0 ports for connecting external storage to the router.
Other support features include NETGEAR’s genie app for remote connectivity and management to the router, ReadyCLOUD for adding accessible storage to the router, and Netgear ReadyNAS for storage management and configuration.
The new Linksys firmware update will add a Web UI so that Velop owners can manage their home networks using Macs or Windows PCs, as well as the existing app used in iOS and Android devices.
The browser-based UI will give owners access to features, such as:
- DHCP service
- Domain Name Service (DNS)
- Troubleshooting tools, including reports, logs, device tables and ICMP (ping, trace route) utilities.
- Network security-based functions such as firewall, VPN and DMZ.
- Node signal strength and connected devices
Synology just introduced the 8-bay DS1817 and 5-bay DS1517 desktop NAS, delivering products for businesses and professionals with growing needs. Both Value line NAS use Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 quad-core 1.7 GHz processors, run Synology’s DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.1 operating system, and support Synology High Availability (SHA) that maximizes uptime using clustered servers.
The DS1817 comes with 4 GB DDR3L RAM, but is expandable to 8 GB. Interface-wise, the 8-bay NAS has two GbE ports and two 10 GbE ports, with the latter being ideal for businesses that are transitioning to faster Ethernet networking. Also included are two USB 3.0 ports and 2 eSATA ports. Storage on the DS1817 is expandable to 180 TB when used with two 5-bay DX517 expansion units and 10 TB drives. Lastly, the DS1817 is storage-certified for virtualization products like VMware, Citrix and MS Hyper-V.
The smaller 5-port...
The new Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Home Design certification helps home builders use enterprise practices to design homes that meet current and future wireless standards. Using certified hardware, the certification’s standards help dictate proper placement of devices, like access points, in new homes. The goal is to integrate and produce better wireless coverage into newly built homes, while also providing the proper bandwidth needed to serve up technologies like smart home tech, IoT, wireless audio, and 4K television.
In its announcement, the Wi-Fi Alliance equates the Wi-Fi Certified Home Design concept to lighting and electrical standards used in current home construction projects.
For more information, check out Wi-Fi Alliance’s Home Design website at www.wi-fi.org/wi-fi-home-design.