Introducing Universal Electronics' QuickSet Chip and Virtual Agent for the Smart Home

  • Posted on: 16 February 2021
  • By: chw staff

Universal Electronics announced the release of SoC (System-on-Chip) of module, the QuickSet Widget (UE61S). The QuickSet Widget allows OEMs to make their products connected. It offers a hardware and software solution that makes it easy for OEMs to upgrade their products to be connected, managed and secured. The UE61S Module comes with UEI Virtual Agent, is cloud ready and comes with a number of connectivity options.

Introducing Devolo Magic Powerline Eithernet Adapter

  • Posted on: 15 February 2021
  • By: Chris Olsson

Many will have experiences where as we move away from our broadband router WiFi signal strength drop or just disconnects. Devolo is promising to change that with Devolo Magic Powerline Ethernet adapter with the combination of Mesh-WiFI and Powerline technology to create great product for the home that suffers from WiFi problem. Unlike previous Powerline product you have heard about the Devolo Magic goes a bit further with speed and flexibility.  Devolo Magic offers the best Mesh-WiFi convenience while using a new generation chip based on the architecture for the Powerline segment.

Broadband Forum: Adoption of Open Standards Critical to the Future of the Connected Home

  • Posted on: 14 February 2021
  • By: chw staff

Respondents to a major new study into the future of the connected home commissioned by the Broadband Forum predicted that a big increase in the number of smart home devices installed in homes would be a key driver for the continued growth of the connected device market over the next five years. The number of installed connected devices is expected to rise by a further 70% by 2025.  The report also found that More than three out of every four (76%) broadband service providers have either started to implement the Broadband Forum’s User Services Platform (USP) or plan to do so in the next year.

Check Point to Focus on Securing the Home Network

  • Posted on: 4 February 2021
  • By: chw staff

Check Point Software Technologies announced plans to direct more of its resources to securing the home network. As part of it fourth quarter report, Chief Executive Gil Shwed, said the company saw growth in sales of its cloud, network and remote-access security products. The company said they see the hybrid home-office as the new normal, even with the roll out of vaccine for the COVID-19 pandemic.  Shwed said, the company would work to merge its technologies into a single product suite able to secure home and work computers as well as mobile phone networks.

Nokia and Unium Brings Better Wi-Fi Into The Home

  • Posted on: 30 March 2018
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

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.


First True Gaming Router from Linksys - WRT32X

  • Posted on: 2 January 2018
  • By: chw staff

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.

Nighthawk X4S AC3200, The First DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Cable Modem Router

  • Posted on: 4 September 2017
  • By: chw staff

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.