01/07/2014, [CES 2014] Buffalo came to the International Consumer Electronics Show with a variety of networking and storage products, its got one more up its sleeve. Apart from announcing a portable wireless HDD and network attached storage devices, Buffalo has also unveiled its new wireless networking devices that bring affordable support for the latest 802.11ac wireless standard. The AirStation AC 1200 Dual Band wireless router WHR-116D is one of those devices. […]
11/20/2013, Qualcomm has just announced that it is introducing a line of Internet Processor (IPQ, the Q stands for Qualcomm) that will provide higher performance for connected devices like routers and other Internet appliances that may need to handle high data throughput. When we discussed with Todd Antes from Qualcomm-Atheros, he said that in Qualcomm’s own estimations, a number of Internet devices were limited by their network processing power, instead of […]
02/27/2013, [WMC 2013] During a keynote at Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs and several high-profile executives like Rob Chandhok were promoting AllJoyn, the company’s open platform for device-to-device proximity communications that allow devices to exchange data over any network protocol, without going through a wide area network. To shed some context around this new AllJoyn push, you should remember that Qualcomm has been promoting the concept for the […]
01/07/2013, [CES 2013] Buffalo is coming up with a couple of new WiFi 11ac routers named Buffalo WZR-1750DHP ($179) and Buffalo WZR-1166DHP ($149). From what we understand, they look very much like the current Buffalo WZR-D1800H in terms of features and performance. However, they will come with Buffalo’s new user interface which makes the most used features (password, guest network… etc) easy to access and setup. Obviously there is still an […]
01/07/2013, [CES 2013] Buffalo is coming up with two interesting models that are part of the 2013 refresh of the LinkStation line of network-attached storage (NAS). Both models feature a significant increase in performance (in MB/s) which is mainly due to a new processor (CPU) and a lot more memory. The CPU went from a frequency of 600Mhz to one of 1.6GHz, and the memory went from 64MB (DDR2) to 256MB […]
01/07/2013, [CES 2013] If you’ve got multiple devices at home that requires connection to the internet, such as gaming consoles, audio/visual equipment and computers, then EnGenius’ newly announced Powerline adapter kits might be of interest to you. The company has announced several as part of the Powerline lineup, so depending on your needs, such as home or office, networking or gaming EnGenius is hoping that they will have something for you.
08/06/2012, Network attached storage (NAS) appliances are becoming much smarter than being just “disks over Ethernet”. When Iomega came out with the StorCenter ix2 NAS at CES, they added powerful video surveillance/recording features, such as an internal API that is supported by several camera vendors, giving users choice over hardware, software and storage. Additionally, having a local storage for video recording allows entities like small businesses to keep their video-surveillance in-house, while […]
06/14/2012, Western Digital is launching MyNet N900, a high-end router that has been designed to cater to the enthusiast market, which means people who have many connected computers (desktop, laptop), mobile devices (smartphone, tablet) and home appliances (streaming box, home server, game console). Interestingly enough, a large chunk of the prospect buyers will look for “better performance”, and that’s exactly what the MyNet N900 was designed to do.
05/14/2012, Back in December 2011, Broadcom was already promoting WiFi-AC, the next-generation WiFi home wireless network, and in January, Buffalo was demonstrating its WiFi-AC prototypes (based on a Broadcom chip) at CES. Today, Buffalo has just announced two WiFi-AC products: the AirStation WZR-D1800H Router and the WLI-H4-D1300 Bridge. Both are among the very first WiFi-AC products to hit the market, which is not completely surprising, given that Buffalo has a long string […]
01/10/2012, [CES 2012] D-Link makes the jump to the cloud with their D-Link Cloud Camera 5000, further enhancing their award-winning mydlink-enabled IP camera range this time around. The Cloud Camera 5000 is no ordinary camra, as it will bring pan/tilt capabilities and automatic day/night viewing to the table, while the mydlink-enabled D-Link Enhanced Wireless N Day/Night Home Network Camera will be equipped with a microSD memory card slot that enables local […]
01/10/2012, [CES 2012] The D-Link All-in-One Mobile Companion, also known as the DIR-505 if your brain can better connect and identify with strange model numbers and names, will be able to deliver instant wireless access as long as there is an existing WiFi network which is available. This new portable device will also come with USB sharing capabilities, paving yet another avenue among many to share your favorite videos, music and […]
12/08/2011, We just had a discussion with Broadcom executives in San Francisco, and one of the many interesting topics was 802.11AC which is the next-generation WiFi. Today, the most advanced form of WiFi for consumers is 802.11N or WiFi-N. According to Rahul Patel who is the VP of mobile and wireless at Broadcom, 802.11AC will show up in products in the second half of 2012, and this indicates that high-end 2012 […]
04/26/2011, Belkin has announced that its N750DB router would be available in the next couple of weeks. The Belkin N750DB is the brand’s top of the line router and has features such as multiple antennas, multiple wireless bands, USD ports, wireless printing, network attached storage functionality.. and more. It comes with a default security setup so that novice users are protected from the start. People typically get only one router and […]
01/10/2011, Consumer wireless routers probably aren’t designed to last a lifetime and if you’re planning on upgrading your current home networking setup, you might want to take note that Cisco Linksys has just sent a new router labeled the E1200 over to the FCC. The device is listed as a single band Wireless N router with a maximum data transfer rate of 270Mbps. A picture of the router wasn’t available, but […]