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Wi-Fi device maker Celeno announced it is adding 6 GHz band support to its Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) CL80xx product line, currently available in 4, 6 and 8 stream configurations.
With maximum wireless rates reaching 6 Gbps, the new devices support draft 802.11ax features such as OFDMA, DL MU-MIMO, Beamforming, 1024QAM and WPA3.
The CL8000 family supports Celeno’s Wi-Fi Doppler Imaging technology - high-resolution RF imaging that depicts and tracks the motion, behavior and location of people - launched earlier this year.
Celeno’s Wi-Fi 6E products are scheduled for sampling starting in Q2 2020. For more information, go to www.celeno.com.
D-Link has added two new dual-core processor powered routers to its SMART line of wireless products announced at CES.
The new models are:
AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit WiFi Router (DIR-2640-US) - $149.99 MSRP
- Dual-Band with maximum wireless rates 800Mbps (2.4GHz) and 1733 Mbps (5GHz)
- Four external high-gain antennas
- Four Gigabit ports and two USB ports (2.0 & 3.0)
- Tri-Band with maximum wireless rates of 400...
Thecus has announced the N2350 SOHO NAS. It's an upgraded version of Thecus' low-cost two-bay N2310, powered by a dual-core 1.0 GHz Marvell Armada 385 CPU with 1 GB of DDR4 RAM. Port complement includes one Gigabit Ethernet LAN and two USB 3.0.
The N2350 runs ThecusOS 7.0, which supports a rich feature set including media serving, local, network and cloud backup and replication and easy remote access. Features can be further expanded via downloadable apps.
The N2350 will list for $169 and start shipping around the end of April.
QNAP just introduced it latest line-up of NAS products, the TS-x51A series, that not only gives customers access to its files over the network, but also adds a direct access component.
Powered by a 14nm Intel dual-core Celeron 1.6 GHz CPU, the new NAS series also includes, depending on the model, 2 or 4 GBs of dual channel DDR3L-1600 RAM - expandable to 16 GB, an HDMI 1.4b port and 2 or 4 drive bays.
Here’s a breakdown of the models in the series:
• TS-251A-2G – 2 drive bays, 2GB RAM
• TS-251A-4G – 2 drive bays, 4GB RAM
• TS-451A-2G – 4 drive bays, 2GB RAM
• TS-451A-4G – 4 drive bays, 4GB RAM
Other features for the TS-x51A series includes QNAP’s QTS 4.2 NAS operating system, private cloud access for mobile/remote devices, virtual machine support and an IR remote control.
The most notable feature about the new NAS series is the USB 3.0 port on the front of the chassis. The Micro-B...
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Synology announces the official release of Synology Router Manager (SRM) 1.1. The latest version brings intelligent Wi-Fi connectivity, detailed network analysis, strengthened security, and more.
Using USB 3.0 Type-C, QNAP’s 4-bay hardware RAID storage expansion device, the TR-004, can be attached to either a personal computer or a NAS, increasing storage while supporting RAID 0/1/5/10 and JBOD configurations. RAID settings, as well as disk health, logging, and firmware updates are all managed using QNAP’s External RAID Manager utility when the TR-004 is attached to a PC. Alternatively, users attaching their TR-004 to a NAS can manage RAID settings and storage pools using the Storage and Snapshots app included within the QTS operating system.
Other mentioned QNAP TR-004 features include exFAT support, sleep mode when the attached PC or NAS shuts down, sleeps or gets disconnected, status indicators, one-touch copy, ejection button for disconnecting from a PC/NAS, lockable drives, and lastly, physical dip switches that provide an alternative way to configure RAID settings on the TR-004.
Pricing for the...
The TVS-x72N series of tabletop tower NAS products are powered by Intel’s Core i3-8100T quad-core 3.1. GHz processor and are upgradeable up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory.
Available in 6-bay or 8-bay models, these new NAS products get a single 5GBASE-T LAN port for five-times faster throughput than conventional Gigabit network interfaces.
The two TVS-x72N models are:
- TVS-672N-i3-4G: 6-bay, Intel Core i3-8100T quad-core 3.1. GHz processor, 4 GB RAM (2 GB x2)
- TVS-872N-i3-8G: 8-bay, Intel Core i3-8100T quad-core 3.1 GHz processor, 8 GB RAM (4 GB x2)
The Linksys LAPAC2600 is a 4x4 dual-band Wireless AC access point. Rated as an AC2600 wireless device (800 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 1733 Mbps at 5 GHz), the new AP is targeted towards the segment of the small and medium business market needing to handle BYOD on a budget. As a MU-MIMO device, the access points are also designed to handle multiple MU-MIMO clients simultaneously.
Built with SMBs in mind, an LAPAC2600AP can centrally manage up to 16 APs through its web admin interface as a single point of control, eliminating the need of WLAN controller. Also, with its Captive Portal feature, businesses can use the access point to set up a branded gateway for guests and customers visiting the SMB’s network.
Other features include PoE+ and beamforming support and wireless bridge and WDS support.
Linksys also announced the availability of its...
TP-Link today announced it will be shipping a four-stream router based on Intel technology later this year.
The Archer C2700 is a four-stream AC2600 class router supporting maximum link rates of 1733 Mbps in 5 GHz and 800 Mbps in 2.4 GHz. It follows Phicomm's K3C and ASUS' Blue Cave to market as the third Wi-Fi router based on an Intel platform.
The router has gigabit Ethernet WAN and LAN ports and USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports for storage sharing. It supports TP-Link's TrendMicro-powered HomeCare suite that includes parental controls, andiVirus and QoS features. Wi-Fi features include MU-MIMO, Airtime fairness and band steering. Other features include IFTTT and Amazon...
Dubbed by StarTech.com as a 5-speed NIC, the company announced its new single-port PCIe NBASE-T Ethernet network card, the ST10GSPEXNB.
The new PCIe 2.0x4 NIC supports 10, 5, 2.5, 1 Gbps and 100 Mbps networks, 16K jumbo frames, 802.1q VLAN tagging, and Auto-MDIX.
A low power consumption product, the ST10GSPEXNB is compatible with newer Cisco campus switches and Aruba Networks access points, and includes an optional low-profile mounting bracket. The ST10GSPXNB is compatible with newer campus switches from Cisco and access point from Aruba Networks.
Now available through online stores, including Amazon, Newegg and CDW, the ST10GSPEXNB PCIe NBASE-T Ethernet card has a list price of $340.99.
Security software and appliance company Untangle announced the release of a new operating system for consumer Wi-Fi routers today at DEF CON 24.
Untangle NG Firewall is aimed at SOHO and small-to-medium businesses that desire "enterprise-grade perimeter security" and Unified Threat Management (UTM) features with the ease of use of a consumer product.
Key features of Untangle NG Firewall include traffic logs, access management for websites, applications and content based on device, user, time of day, day of week and other criteria. Drill-down reports are available via the "360° Dashboard" feature.
NG Firewall is now available to be flashed onto the Asus AC3100 RT-AC88U. Visit Untangle for more information on Untangle NG Firewall.
One of two EnGenius 802.11ax APs we posted about in late 2018, the Qualcomm-powered EWS357AP will launch today, targeting SMBs wanting to journey into Wi-Fi 6 territory. The new low-profile access point will feature OFDMA, uplink and downlink of MU-MIMO, BSS coloring tags and power-saving target wake time, as well as enterprise level deployment and management tools.
Available now, the EnGenius EWS357AP has an MSRP of $189. As for the second previously announced AP, the 4x4 802.11ax SMB EWS377AP, details were not available.
Domotz, a provider of home intelligence and remote tech support systems today announced it has acquired Fing, the world's #1 network scanning app.
Launched in 2011, the Fing app enables users to quickly scan a network and see all connected devices, evaluate security levels, detect intruders and resolve network issues. Fing has had over 12 million app downloads and 6 million active users who perform over 600,000 network scans a day.
The Domotz Pro monitoring system launched in 2014 and has been chosen to power maintenance service contracts by thousands of AV integrators around the world.
Fing and Domotz teams will continue working on the existing Fing app as well as new monitoring systems for home and professional users. Fing and Domotz plan to introduce their first joint product for home users in the second half...
Qatar-based ISP Ooredoo today spilled the beans on an unannounced NETGEAR AX router.
This Gulf Times story described Ooredoo's intention to "roll out first-in-class fibre home devices to "Qatar's Future City" Lusail to ensure Qatar’s first smart city is fully-connected". The first device is NETGEAR's Orbi, which forms the heart of the company mesh Wi-Fi system family.
But the second product mentioned was a NETGEAR Nighthawk AX12 draft AX (aka "Wi-Fi 6") router. The announcement was short on details mentioning only "up to 6Gbps Wi-Fi speeds", WPA3 support and "ultra-fast 2.2GHz quad-core processor".
Although NETGEAR has not yet announced any draft 11ax routers, two have appeared in the FCC ID database since August and have been discussed in SNBForums. However, this announcement doesn't...
Following last year’s introduction of its Ruckus R750 Wi-Fi 6 4x4:4 access point, CommScope is adding three indoor and two outdoor products to its Ruckus family of APs.
Designed and optimized for campuses, hospitality businesses, and large venues, these Ruckus APs include the following features: SmartZone Network Controller, ZoneDirector, RUCKUS Cloud, RUCKUS Unleashed, and network intelligence delivered via Ruckus Analytic’s AI and machine learning. Also, the Ruckus APs use an object interference minimizing tech called BeamFlex and Ruckus’ own Ultra-High-Density Technology Suite of services that help improve end-user experience and network performance.
These new Ruckus APs include:
- R850 (pictured top): a Wi-Fi 6 8x8:8 indoor access point with 5.9 Gbps speeds and embedded IoT.
- R650: a Wi-Fi 6 4x4:4 indoor access point with 3 Gbps speeds and embedded IoT.
- R550: a Wi-Fi 6 2x2:2 indoor...
Linksys today announced the start of shipment for three MU-MIMO products announced at January's CES 2016.
The EA9500 AC5400 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router with MU-MIMO is Linksys' new big-boy router. It's based on Broadcom's 4x4 MU-MIMO enabled radio and three-radio XStream architecture. The two 5 GHz radios support maximum link rates of 2166 Mbps each and the 2.4 GHz radio links up to 1000 Mbps. The only way to reach the advertised maximum link rates, however, will be to use another EA9500 or router using Broadcom's 4x4 chipset, because the rates require the use of non-standard 1024-QAM modulation, which currently only Broadcom supports.
A more practical aspect of the EA9500 is that MU-MIMO is supported on both 5 GHz radios, which should be able to provide higher total...