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Backed by investors, including Western Digital, KPCB and others, the cloud storage company, UpThere, announced its $77 million funding for its storage service that was also just released into general availability.
The company’s storage app, UpThere Home, sends files directly to UpThere’s cloud service, skipping over a mobile devices’ local storage. Once stored, the files are made private and shareable, getting categorized and grouped together into device agnostic organizational collections called Loops which replaces traditional folder architectures.
Now available for Windows, Mac, iPhone and Android, UpThere costs $4.99 per month and includes the UpThere Home app, the UpThere service and 200 GB of storage; additional 100 GB increments are available for an additional $1.99 per month.
Ruckus announced that Cloud Wi-Fi, its WLAN management-as-a-service, is now generally available.
The new cloud platform helps build out and manage small to large wireless networks using a cloud UI to streamline wireless network management. The simplified UI presents only the data needed while automating tasks when possible. The user interface is available via web browser or Android and iOS apps.
Cloud Wi-Fi enables on-demand deployments supporting Ruckus’ current set of wireless access points. The new cloud service supports public cloud, data center or private cloud, hardware or virtual appliance and controller-less options.
Cloud Wi-Fi is available now. Pricing was not given.
TP-Link announced two new ceiling-mounted Wireless AC access points designed for SMBs and small campus environments, including schools, restaurants and hotels.
Similarly designed, the first of the two dual-band access points is the AC1900 TP-Link EAP330. The faster of the two announced APs, the EAP330 delivers link rates up to 600 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 1300 Mbps at 5 GHz. The EAP330 also features two Gigabit Ethernet ports for 2 Gbps link aggregation for better bandwidth in high traffic zones.
The second dual-band access point is the AC1200 EAP320, which supports maximum link rates of 300 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbps at 5 GHz.
Aside from the two AP’s different speeds and the EAP330s’ link aggregation capability, the two APs share featured traits, including Beamforming, Band Steering and Airtime Fairness. Both APs are fanless and powered by a Broadcom chipset, and also support Captive Portal for visitor authentication, multiple SSID...
In an effort to help spread the word about the soon to be ratified 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps Ethernet standard, the Ethernet Alliance and N-BaseT Alliance will be holding a plugfest event at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory in Durham, New Hampshire. During the week-long event, the two consortiums will demonstrate the vendor-driven, interoperable potential of IEEE P802.3bz, the foundation for 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T networking.
Ease of deployment for the standards' new supporting hardware was also mentioned in the announcement. Since 1000BASE-T’s introduction twenty years ago, deployers of IEEE P802.3bz will be able to take advantage of the already existing 70 billion meters of Category 5e and 6 Ethernet cable and the 1.3 billion network outlets already existing out in the wild.
Next steps for the Alliances, after the standard definition and deployment, will be to spread the word about the IEEE P803.3bz standard,...
Arris' SBX-AC1200P SURFboard Wireless Network Extender with RipCurrent is a nice little powerline-connected Wi-Fi extender, but trapped in a G.hn world.
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Linksys today announced a long over due refresh of its Smart Wi-Fi app for use with its entire line of Smart Wi-Fi routers.
In addition to a completely redesigned "contemporary" interface, there are new features including:
- Intelligent Router Offline Notification (Initially Available On Ea9500 Router)
- Guest Access Now Supports Up To 50 Guests
- Bandwidth prioritization
- Parental controls
Targeting businesses who want better surveillance, D-Link announced two new HD IP cameras that share similar feature sets, but serve different environments.
Both cameras, the DCS-6212L - a full HD outdoor PoE mini dome model, and DCS-1201 – an HD covert model, include PoE support, have a microSD slot for local recording, provide remote viewing for mobile devices using the mydlink Lite app and push alerts triggered by motion and sound detection.
The DCS-6212L outdoor camera is a 1080p Full HD camera with 2-megapixel resolution and H.264 compression. The camera’s casing is designed for the outdoors and is both weather and vandal-proof according to D-Link.
The DSC-1201 is designed for covert use. The separate compact lens and image sensor unit connects to the main camera module via an included 50 foot cable, allowing plenty of flexibility for installation. The DSC-1201 also gives owners electronic zoom-in, zoom-out, and panning viewing...
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...
Seagate Technology today unveiled a new portfolio of 10TB high capacity drives dubbed the Guardian Series. The 10TB Seagate BarraCuda Pro desktop drive, Seagate IronWolf for NAS applications and Seagate SkyHawk represent the most complete 10TB portfolio in the industry.
Technology in the drives includes intelligent multi-tier caching technology (MTC Technology™), AgileArray™ drive performance optimization through error recovery control, dual-plane balancing, power management and ImagePerfect™ for surveillance, supporting more high resolution cameras than any other industry drive.
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.
Arris's SBX-1000P doesn't put a best foot forward for G.hn powerline technology.
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Nest Labs announced three updates to its product line yesterday, including the introduction of a new outdoor camera, a redesigned app and an update for their subscription service.
The Nest Cam Outdoor is a 1080p network camera housed in a weatherproof housing designed for permanent placement outside the home. It has a 130° view and includes night vision thanks to eight built-in infrared LEDs. Setting up the camera, according to Nest’s announcement, is a simple and quick plug-in process that’s easy to do, and with its magnetic base, customers get more options for camera placement.
Nest Cam Outdoor also has a Talk and Listen feature that lets you converse with visitors at your door and uses a secure connection utilizing a 2048-bit RSA key with 128-bit SSL encrypted channel.
Aside from a new full-screen width design, Nest App will get Spaces, a feature that groups Nest products based on the room they’re in. Spaces will work across...
Our tests show ZyXEL's NAS326 leads the price-performance pack for two-bay NASes.
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Catching up with its competitors, ZyXEL has released its own AC2600 MU-MIMO dual-band router, the Armor Z2 (model NBG6817).
Qualcomm-based AC2600 class routers were the first to have working MU-MIMO and now ZyXEL is jumping into the AC2600 market. ZyXEL's NBG6815 AC2200 class MU-MIMO router [reviewed] uses a Quantenna 5 GHz radio.
The Armor Z2 is a dual-band quad-antenna Wi-Fi router powered by a second-generation Qualcomm 1.7 GHz dual core processor with 512 MB of memory. It supports maximum wireless link rates of 800 Mbps in 2.4 GHz and 1733 GHz in 5 GHz. For physical connectivity, the Armor Z2 includes four GbE LAN ports, one GbE WAN port, and two USB ports (2.0 and 3.0).
The Armor Z2 uses StreamBoost to help manage bandwidth usage and curbs latency so that applications that really need the...
The IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group just ratified four new 802.3 Ethernet standards to meet the demands created from advances in data center, enterprise cloud, and automotive technologies.
IEEE 802.3bq and IEEE 802.3by specifically address data center technologies that require faster throughput needed for today’s hyper-converged cloud/virtual environments, especially when it comes to 25 Gbps (bq and by) and 40 Gbps (by only) Ethernet:
- “IEEE 802.3bq, ‘Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Physical Layer and Management Parameters for 25 Gb/s and 40 Gb/s Operation, Types 25GBASE-T and 40GBASE-T’, opens the door to higher-speed 25 Gb/s and 40 Gb/s twisted pair solutions with auto-negotiation capabilities and Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) support for data center applications.”
- “IEEE 802.3by, ‘Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Media Access Control Parameters, Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 25...
NETGEAR has introduced the DM200 - a new VDSL modem designed to handle the demands of consumers wanting to take advantage of ISPs upgrading from ADSL to VDSL services.
The DM200 is rated at download speeds up to 200 Mbps and supports both VDSL and VDSL2, as well as older ADSL, ADSL2 and ADSL2+ architectures.
NETGEAR said the DM200 is compatible with internet providers such as AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon, Frontier and Telestra VDSL and/or ADSL offerings. However, they excluded specific tiers like AT&T U-verse, Verizon Fios and CenturyLink Fiber and Prism from their support list.
Priced at $59.99, the NETGEAR is now available at major retailers.
In a recent email, Netgear has informed all vuezone customers that it will be discontinuing all cloud services on December 31, 2017.
The vuezone first retailed as a set, containing a base station, and 2 cameras for $300. Vuezone camera systems are 100% cloud reliant.
The message sent by Netgear reads: