During This year's World Mobile Congress Nokia introduced several enhancements to its in-home Wi-Fi solution. This follows the acquisitions of Unium, a US-based software company that specializes in mission-critical and residential Wi-Fi applications. The new Wi-Fi solution expands Nokia's portfolio with meshed Wi-Fi gateways and beacons the offer intelligent Wi-Fi signal management that maintains signal strenght and bandwith.
Linksys has collaborated with Rivet Networks to develop a router that is dedicated to gamers. The new Linksys WRT gaming edition router (WRT32X) incorporates the Killer Prioritization Engine (KPE) is the only router optimized for high-speed gaming for users with Killer-enabled gaming PCs, this provide an enhanced experience for serious online gamers. The KPE optimizes traffic for low latency and less lag and ensures that the Killer-enabled PC’s gaming, audio, and video is fast and smooth, while simultaneously managing other online traffic in the home to ensure other devices and activities are not compromised.
Netgear has added another router to its range of Nighthawk routers. The Nighthawk X4S, is the industry first DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Cable Modem Router and is also certified for Comcast Xfinity internet services. With support for the updated DOCSIS, The Nighthawk X4S AC3200 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C7800) is able to deliver Gigabit internet download speeds and strong and fast WiFi connectivity.
All smart home appliances we buy today offers some from the connectivity whether to the internet or another device in our home; because of this some see it as an opportunity to hack into our home. We therefore, need a better way of securing our connected home appliance, from viruses, malware or any other nasties that might try to cause us problem. The new ARRIS home gateway is one of the new forms of home security solution that try to protect your home internet's first point of entry - the gateway.
In Partnership with Trend Micro, TP-Link has released a new home networking and cyber security solution, called HomeCare. Designed for the modern home; HomeCare has Trend Micro built-in antivirus control, which is designed to keep your wireless network and connected devices, safe and secure, while maintaining top internet speeds. With strong parental controls, HomeCare provide additional insights, ensuring the entire family can safely enjoy surfing the internet.
Comcast is adding two new solutions to its Xfinity internet services. One is xFi, a Wi-Fi management console for home owners to manage their Wi-Fi network, and a xFi Advanced Ethernet Gateway. Both services are expected to enhance the user experience of the Comcast Xfinity internet service and make home Wi-Fi configuration easier. The xFi platform is also the foundation to facilitate a stream of new services coming from Comcast.
Control4 has launched a new family of power control devices for the Control4 smart home. The Pakedge PowerPak Power Distribution Units (PDU) help to protect your connected home appliances against surge protection, and with networking capabilities your dealer can monitor and manage the PowerPak PDUs remotely. The new PDUs also leverage SafeStart boot sequencing to power on devices such as modems, routers, and switches in the appropriate order – ensuring proper reset and optimal functionality.
If you are planning on changing your home router this Christmas, NETGEAR has just introduced the latest Nighthawk WiFi home router. Called the Nighthawk X10 AD7200, it offers the latest and fastest in WiFi home networking. According to Netgear the Nighthawk X10 has a powerful 1.7GHz Quad Core processor, the fastest processor in a home router; along with next generation high speed 802.11ad WiFi so you can enjoy media streaming at its best.
The use of the internet is growing at an exponential rate, according to Cisco's latest Visual Networking Index. They are predicting global IP traffic to triple over the next five years at an approximate rate of 22 percent per year. They are expecting this growth to come from; an increase in internet users, more devices and the type of traffic being consumed. As a result of this growth, the Internet of Things (IoT) sector can expect global revenue of more than $682 billion over the next ten years.