The recent release of the Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Smart WiFi Router (R7500), is the latest addition to its award-winning Nighthawk family of 802.11ac routers. Powered by a 1.4GHz dual core processor, the X4 supports Quad-stream WiFi Architecture to deliver the fastest dual-band 802.11ac speed and performance for high intensity gaming, streaming and mobile connectivity.
The HDBaseT Alliance has annunced plans to launch a dedicated HDBaseT installer web community at the up coming CEDIA EXPO this month. The Alliance said the web portal will offer installers and integrators HDBaseT information and resouces, such as white papers, case studies, application notes plus support from other community members.
By combining its devolo range+ Technology and the newest Powerline chip technology Devolo said their newest powerline ethernet adapter (dLAN 1200+) can offer data transfer rate at up to 1200Mbps. As one of Europe’s leading networking company Devolo prides itself in offering the latest in powerline communication solutions. The dLAN is energy smart, it uses a maximum of 4.2 watts and if the connected device is switched off the adapter automatically goes into standby mode and saves even more energy working with 0.7 watts.
The use of Powerline Ethernet Adapter has grown over the last couple of years. The technology has also grown to become a suitable alternative to wireless in the home. Unlike wireless, Powerline Ethernet Adapters are flexible, accessible, user friendly while maintaining the same data transfer rate. Some Powerline Ethernet Adapters even go a bit further by offering wireless access. With powerline networking, any wall outlet can be turned into an Internet access point with a fast, reliable online connection.
Better home network security has become paramount for the modern home, recent news reports have attested to this. The off-the-shelf network security products have let us down and yes I know many of us hasn’t done anything to help ourselves either; by not setting up basic security. The thing is, we need better home network security systems but unlike businesses, we are unable to justify an enterprise solution for a few home appliances.
Whenever we buy a router, we don’t bother to trouble or think about it unless our broadband connection goes down or the router itself is dead; this is something I am guilty of. I recently upgraded my home router after having the previous one for over ten years – wasn’t wireless. The release of the new Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router (R8000) from Netgear I think is an ideal router for those with an old router and a mixture of new and old wireless devices in their home. It features the latest in high-speed wireless networking.
More than half of global energy consumers would consider installing connected-home solutions or solar panels in the next five years, or purchasing an electric vehicle in the next 10 years, according to a new survey by Accenture ACN +0.01% . Interest in connected-home products and services such as energy management and other monitoring and control solutions is projected to rise from seven percent to 57 percent in the next five years, due to the expectation that they will help reduce energy bills, increase comfort and convenience, and enable remote control of home devices.
Fortinet, a global leader in high-performance network security, today released the results of a global survey that probes home owners about key issues pertaining to the Internet of Things (IoT). Independently administered throughout 11 countries, the survey titled, "Internet of Things: Connected Home," gives a global perspective about the Internet of Things, what security and privacy issues are in play, and what home owners are willing to do to enable it.
With just a nine days to go Nucano is hoping to raise $95,000 on KickStarter for their connected home concept appliance, a Smart Door Chime. Dubbed “The world’s first smart door chime” the appliance is pack full of features such as the ability to download your own chime turn, as you would your mobile ringtone. The smart doorbell also acts as a home intelligence hub, by allowing you to connect and control other compatible appliances in your home, said Nucano.
Advanced networking supplier Tecom and set-top box manufacture Prime Electronics have selected Sigma Designs G.hn CG5200 chipset family for a range of new consumer devices. The Sigma G.hn powerline chipset enables whole-home coverage of Triple play and IPTV over all power lines, coaxial wires and phone lines with MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) to connected devices.