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The 8-port D-Link DMS-1100 Series is a line of multi-gigabit managed switches supporting 2.5 Gbps, 1000 Mbps and 100 Mbps network speeds, with two 10 GbE SFP+ uplink ports.
Each of the eight 2.5 GbE ports can auto-detect the speed of a connected device and adjust itself to the right link rate. Dubbed by D-Link as “cost-effective”, these new switches are compliant to the IEEE 2.5 BASE-T standard and use Cat 5E Ethernet cable, letting customers upgrade to 2.5 Gbps networking speeds without needing to re-cable their network infrastructure.
A second model in the line, the DMS-1100 -10TP, is an 8-port PoE managed switch with an overall power budget of 240W (30W x 8 ports).
Additional features include Layer 2 functions (STP, RSTP, ERPS, 802.1Q/Port/Asymmetric VLAN, Port mirroring, IGMP/MLD Snooping, LACP), D-Link’s Network Assistant Utility, web-based GUI management, SNMP MIB for remote NMS, D-Link Safeguard Engine (security) and DoS attack...
Updated - Qualcomm and Japanese telecom service provider KDDI and broadband equipment provider NEC Platforms announced delivery of the "world’s first commercially available draft 802.11ax carrier gateway" to Japanese subscribers this month.
The BL1000HW will be used to provision KDDI's au Hikari ("light") home 10 Giga and 5 Giga services. The draft 802.11ax gateway is built on Qualcomm's IPQ8072 chipset and supports 4 streams in 5 GHz and 4 in 2.4 GHz. 1024 QAM modulation is supported on both bands, which yields maximum link rates of 1000 Mbps in 2.4 GHz and 2165 Mbps in 5 GHz.
The IPQ8074 announced in February 2017, has an 8 stream 5 GHz and 4 stream 2.4 GHz radios. Both SoCs share the same compute core, which has four A53 64 bit cores clocked at 2.2 GHz. Both IPQs also have many...
For a Reuters-reported price of over $1 billion, Amazon upped the stakes for its competitors in the smart home security market by buying video doorbell maker, Ring. The acquisition of the motion sensing/video recording/app notifying camera company is the second largest purchase in Amazon’s history (Whole Foods was purchased for close to $14 billion).
Originally called DoorBot, Ring’s founder, Jamie Siminoff, started the Santa Monica company in 2011, and has since grown the business from creating a single product that fulfills the simple need of seeing who is at your door, to getting publicity from an episode of Shark Tank (Siminoff walked away with nothing), some crowdfunding, and then getting even more money from Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, G. Sachs and others, including Amazon’s own Alexa Fund.
Amazon, already in the smart home market for a while thanks to its Alexa digital assistant, also bought a Ring competitor, Blink, in...
Updated - Priced at $89.99, the D-Link DIR-867 AC1750 High Power Wi-Fi Gigabit Router is a budget preserving dual-band 3x3 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi router.
It serves up maximum link rates of 450 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 1300 Mbps at 5 GHz and supports AC SmartBeam technology and intelligent QoS (Quality of Service) that provides traffic prioritization for devices that need more bandwidth.
The DIR-867 provides MU-MIMO functionality at a lower cost than 4x4 models, giving budget minded customers better bandwidth simultaneously across multiple devices connected to a wireless network.
Other D-Link DIR-867 features include five GbE ports (four LAN, one WAN), Quick VPN – L2TP over IPsec and parental controls. Note that there’s no USB port – usually a cost cutting decision made by vendors to keep a router’s price lower than other similar models.
The D-Link DIR-867 AC1750 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router is available now at retail and online stores.
Tenda's Nova Whole Home Mesh WiFi System is the least expensive three-node Wi-Fi System you can buy. And it works.
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Designed for high traffic AV networks, NETGEAR’s latest Edge series switch, the M4300-96X, is a 2RU stackable modular smart switch that accommodates modules totaling up to 96 10G ports or up to 24 40G ports, or a combination of the two module types.
Targeting industries like audiovisual, the 12 slotted M4300-96X is built for no-compromise 4K workloads, particularly where Software-Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE) is used.
Priced around $100 per port (for the 96-port 10G SFP+ version), M4300-96X soft-features include IGMP Snooping, IGMP Fast Leave and IGMP Querier enabled for VLAN 1; advanced Layer 2, Layer 3 and Layer 4 feature sets; Zero Touch AV-over-IP with pre-configured L2 Multicast; and a web-based admin GUI.
Other M4300-96X hardware related features and specs include 1.92 Tbps non-blocking traffic for 96x10Gbps, 24x40G, or a combination of two technologies; PoE+ (30W each port) over 10G supported in the first six slots;...
Things are pretty good for NETGEAR's Arlo security cam business. So good, that the company yesterday said it plans to spin off Arlo into a separate business using an IPO.
The company said it plans to retain 80% ownership of the spinoff.
New NETGEAR recruit Matthew McRae will serve as the new company's CEO. He joined NETGEAR in Q4 last year, exiting his CTO/Head of Marketing post at flatscreen TV maker Vizio.
The spinoff brings the technology behind Arlo full circle. It was acquired with NETGEAR's purchase of Avaak's VueZone wireless IP camera system back in 2012, which NETGEAR basically rebranded. NETGEAR added some R&D to address some of VueZone's shortcomings and launched Arlo, which has obviously been a success.
NETGEAR expects the IPO to be complete in the second half of this year, pending approval of NETGEAR's board....
TRENDnet has announced a powerline adapter that includes PoE+ support.
The TPL-331EP supports the 802.3at higher power over Ethernet standard, which is specified to provide up to 25 W of power to compatible devices connected to the adapter's single 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port.
The adapter supports the older HomePlug AV 200 standard, which will interoperate with newer, faster HomePlug AV2 devices, although at lower speeds. It also has no power save mode, to better support always-on devices like IP cameras and VoIP phones.
Available now, TRENDnet’s single pack TPL-331EP costs $34.99 MSRP, while the dual pack TPL-331EP2K is $64.99 MSRP.
Zyxel' Multy X AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System is unlikely to put a dent in Orbi sales.
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vQTS allows QNAP customers to run multiple instances of QTS on a single NAS device. Initially available for QNAP’s AMD Ryzen-powered TS-x77 series of NAS products, vQTS lets QTS instances operate alongside other virtual instances running Windows, Linux, Unix and/or Android operating systems, all within the same NAS-encased virtual environment.
Based on QNAP’s Virtualization Station solution, vQTS virtual instances run within a multi-tenant environment, letting departments have their own QTS system to run applications and services separately from other QTS instances. Administrators can also allocate dedicated hardware resources (CPU, memory, storage and networking) to each QTS instance, segregating usage within the virtual machine. Finally, by using iSCSI or NFS, vQTS allows processes to run on a TS-x77 NAS while using storage on a separate NAS device, if needed.
QNAP vQTS is now...
For $5 per month, Bell customers can rent the Canadian provider’s Whole Home Wi-Fi package that includes four Plume access points - also called pods, giving subscribed homes a rented wireless mesh network.
The Plume pods basically offer Bell customers an app controlled AC1200 dual-band wireless network generally offering better coverage than conventional router/access point combinations.
This is Plume's second carrier deal. A customized version of its pods is offered by Comcast as an option for its XFINITY xFi service. Comcast also has taken at least a $63M stake in Plume and a seat on its board.
Currently the Bell Whole Home Wi-Fi package only works with Bell’s Home Hub 3000 modem (costing an additional $7 per month in some cases), which...
Zyxel’s has added three new members to its ZyWALL line of firewall appliances, designed to protect small and medium businesses.
The ZyWALL VPN50, VPN100 and VPN300 use Zyxel’s SecuDeployer feature to simplify deployment for up to 50 firewalls without having to use additional software or hardware.
ZyWALLs also feature active/passive high availability, multi-WAN load balancing, IPSec load balancing, a built-in AP controller, and integration tools for Facebook Wi-Fi (for retail/restaurant/hospitality businesses) and Amazon VPC (for cloud services).
Quick specs for each model:
VPN50 – 4 x GbE LAN, 1 x GbE WAN, 1 x SFP, 1 x USB 3.0, 50 max concurrent IPSec VPN connections, 150 Mbps VPN max throughput.
VPN100 – 4 x GbE LAN, 1 x GbE WAN, 1 x SFP, 2 x USB 3.0, 100 max concurrent IPSec VPN connections, 500 Mbps VPN max throughput.
VPN300 – 7 x Configurable GbE ports, 2 x USB 3.0, 300 max concurrent IPSec VPN connections, 1000 Mbps VPN max...
It turns out our feelings about mesh Wi-Fi pioneer Luma were correct. The company has been quietly purchased by home safety product maker First Alert.
The purchase was reported in a scoop by Axios' Dan Primack, who, according to TechCrunch, obtained an internal memo authored by Luma chairman and co-founder Paul Judge.
You can read the details in both posts.
The web is indeed a cruel mistress. Luma's website--https://lumahome.com--has already all but disappeared from search engines. The site is still up, but appears to be broken.
There is no statement on...