Utility companies planning to upgrade their communication network to support the next generation of smart grid infrastructure are being offered a new range of Service Aggregation Routers (SARs) from Alcatel-Lucent. The company has recently announced a new range of routers designed for the part of the grid that distributes power to the energy supplier's residential or business customers, also known as the Distribution and Field Area Network (FAN).
A new 802.11ac wireless communication standard is now going through the rounds to be certified, but already you can see wireless home router in shops and online saying that they are 802.11ac ready. Currently most of the well-known brands (Netgear, D-Link, Buffalo, etc.) have released their 802.11ac home router. Based on the proposed changes for 802.11ac it will take wireless communication to a next level one that offers better quality, faster speed, and more bandwidth; but should you buy one?
Cisco is offering a new range of home network wireless solutions based on the latest 802.11ac technology. The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router (EA6500) and Universal Media Connector (WUMC710) available this month promises to offer wireless speed of up to three times faster than current 802.11n devices. The router also features Cisco’s latest home network software platform, Cisco Connect Cloud, which offers hassle free network setup and management.
Netgear’s is right on the pulse with this one, they have teamed up with Broadcom to create their first 802.11ac base router. The Netgear R6300 Wi-Fi Router is the first 802.11ac dual gigabit Wi-Fi router of its kind. With the R6300, you can get speed of up to 1300Mbps or 450Mbps depending on your setup. Because it is based on 802.11ac, it’s suggested that you will get better connectivity for your mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
Avoid the need to mix your home networking devices, with the Amplifi range you get all the sevices you want from the same range. Now they have expanded the range to include the HD Media Router 3000 (DIR-857) with SharePort Cloud technology and the Wireless N Powerline Gigabit Router (DHP-1565). Both devices offer high networking speeds for today’s most demanding home applications, such as HD media streaming and online gaming.
Netgear has announced the release of its N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR4000). At wireless data rate of up to 750 megabits per second (Mbps), the N750 powers through intense wireless tasks such as streaming HD video, multiplayer gaming and large file transfers. The N750 also acts as a DLNA Media Server for streaming video, music and photos from any storage device plugged into its USB port to DLNA-enabled.
DSL gateway routers are being release all the time so why should we take any notice of the new Netgear N600 wireless Dual Band Modem Router - DGND3700 and WNDR3700)? Well, according to Netgear they are future proof and packed with features for today’s digital home, with speed and performance at their core. The N600 gives you complete access to your home network such as storage, television and other networked aware devices.
The new NBG4615 Wireless N Gigabit NetUSB Router features an active NetUSB, which is designed to deliver not only high power wireless network connectivity, but also complete freedom of content sharing among family members at home. The NBG4615 allows family members to easily access and enjoy enjoy real-time multimedia deliveries over different electronic devices, such as PCs, Notebooks, network storage, game consoles even an individual's mobile handset.
Netcomm has collaborated with Sierra Wireless to develop a new line of Netcomm Liberty Series LTE Wi-Fi router. Netcomm is hoping to tap into the growing 4G market around the world with this new line of routers that are also backward compatible with third and second generation 3G and 2G wireless frequencies. The new range will use Sierra Wireless AirPrime MC7750 and MC7710 intelligent embedded modules.
D-Link said this morning that they are launching a new line of Whole Home Routers with its patented SmartBeam technology. The new range of Wireless-N Routers is due out in the first quarter of this year. The SmartBeam-enabled wireless routers are ideal for anyone who suffers from "dead-spot" issues in your home, and will be able to work with a wide array of devices Android phones, iPad, iPhone, laptops, entertainment systems.