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Powered by AMD’s 8-core Ryzen architecture, the 16-bay TS-1677X Ryzen NAS is built to handle workloads found in larger businesses, such as AI and virtualization.
Available in four different models - based on processor and RAM (up to 64 GB), each TS-1677X Ryzen series NAS includes three PCIe expansion slots ((1x PCIe 3.0 x8, 1x PCIe 3.0 x4, 1x PCIe 2.0 x4) supporting graphics cards, 10/40 GbE NICs, USB 3.1 cards and QNAP’s own QM2 M.2 SSD/10 GbE products.
Running QNAP’s QTS OS, AI support comes from QNAP’s new QuAI developer package and the systems’ architecture, with performance further enhanced when used with higher-end graphics cards. Virtualization ready, TS-1677X Ryzen NAS can host virtual machine/containers running in VMware, Microsoft and Citrix environments, as well as QNAP’s own vQTS service, all accessible over iSER (iSCSI Over RDMA). Additionally, TS-1677X Ryzen NAS’ QVR Pro application has 8 free channels for video...
Designed for small and medium-sized businesses, the six-bay DS1618+ desktop NAS is powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom C3538 quad core 2.1 GHz processor and 4 GB DDR4 memory (expandable to 32 GB).
Built with hot-swappable drive bays compatible with 3.5”, 2.5” HDDs and 2.5” SSDs, DS1618+ is expandable to sixteen bays when paired with Synology’s DX517 expansion units bumping storage to 192 TB maximum capacity. The DS1618+ also includes a Gen3 x8 PCIe expansion slot accommodating cards like M.2 SATA SSD cache, or 10 GbE for faster throughput.
Interfaces include four GbE network ports (Link Aggregation/Failover support), three USB 3.0 ports and two eSATA ports.
Available now, the Synology DS1618+ is priced at $799 and comes with a 3-year hardware warranty.
Qualcomm has announced that the third-generation Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA3) standard will be available on Qualcomm’s mobile and networking infrastructure products later this year.
WPA3 is seen as the next logical step in securing wireless communication. It adds enhanced cryptography, data privacy protection in public hotspots via Opportunistic Wireless Protection, and an improved on-boarding experience for wireless products. It also eliminates the security hole exposed by the KRACK exploit that could bypass WPA2 security.
Qualcomm is targeting the WPA3 implementation into its chipsets starting in summer 2018, starting with its Snapdragon 845 platform and on then all the company’s network infrastructure products.
The 8-bay quad-core QNAP TS-832X desktop NAS is now available and includes several interesting features built into a budget friendly package.
Via QNAP’s Qtier application, TS-832X supports auto-tiering, which takes advantage of SSD and HDD hardware, keeping frequently used “hot” data on faster storage, while keeping moderately used “cold” data on larger capacity disk drives.
Two PCIe expansion slots inside the NAS can add either M.2 caching SSDs and/or 10 GbE networking via QNAP’s QM2 expansion card products, or can be used to add USB 3.1 Gen2 and/or wireless networking cards.
QNAP TS-832X is powered by an AnnapurnaLabs Alpine AL-324 quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A57 processor and is available in 2 GB or 8 GB DDR4 models (both expandable to 16 GB).
Other TS-832X interfaces include two 10 GbE SFP+ ports, two GbE RJ45 ports, three USB 3.0 ports, and a line-out jack.
For additional storage, the TS-832X can use up to two QNAP UX-800P and...
Focused on access points, Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh is standards-based certification established by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
In other words, customers are able to use multiple certified access points from different vendors with the assurance that optimal wireless coverage and operation is achieved.
Certified vendor’s access points provide the same benefits consumers expect from autonomously operating mesh networks, including seamless roaming and self-healing Wi-Fi. As a result of providing interoperability between different vendors’ products, the certification assures consumers that security, protocols, management, setup and scalability are all functional if and when different certified APs are used. Lastly, consumers get the freedom to pick and choose which certified products they want to use at home without having to worry about compatibility.
For more information, visit the...
Available in 4-bay, 6-bay and 8-bay models, the new SMB targeted TS-x73 desktop NAS series is powered by AMD’s RX-421ND quad-core 2.1 GHz CPU, and is available with either 4 GB or 8 GB DDR4 configurations (all models are upgradeable to 64 GB of RAM).
The QNAP TS-x73 series includes:
- TS-473-4G (four-bay, 4 GB DDR4 RAM)
- TS-473-8G (four-bay, 8 GB DDR4 RAM)
- TS-673-4G (six-bay, 4GB DDR4 RAM)
- TS-673-8G (six-bay, 8GB DDR4 RAM)
Each model has two PCIe slots that can be used to add wireless networking, 10GbE networking, graphics cards, or QNAP’s own QM2 slot-based M.2 SSD cards. The TS-x73 also includes two onboard M.2 SATA SSD slots for caching, but can also be setup to run RAID 5 when used with a storage-populated QM2 M.2...
- TS-873-4G (eight-bay, 4GB DDR4 RAM)
- TS-873-8G (eight-bay, 8GB DDR4 RAM)
Available in single, two-pack and three-pack options, the new AC1300 dual-band, two radio Velop Wi-Fi system is the smaller, more affordable sibling to Linksys’ Velop Tri-Band, three radio offering. Both products have dual-stream AC radios.
Standing two inches shorter than its predecessor, the dual-band MU-MIMO Velop includes familiar features such as Linksys’ Intelligent Mesh tech, parental controls, website blocking, Alexa compatibility, automatic updates, and management using the Linksys App (iOS or Android).
The dual-band Velop system is set up with one of the nodes designated as a parent node while all other (wired or wirelessly) connected nodes are clients. Nodes between the dual and tri-band models are also compatible to one another and can be used to extend a tri-band network at a better price.
Setting up either Velop system is done using the Linksys App, which according to Linksys simplifies the installation process....
Multiple sources report that Apple is discontinuing its AirPort family of routers.
There does not appear to be a formal announcement. But variations in this quote found in iMore's article have been cited in most articles:
The 12-port QSW-1208-8C includes four SFP+ (fiber) and eight SFP+ (fiber)/ RJ45 (copper) combo ports, while the 8-port QSW-804-4C includes four SFP+ (fiber) and four SFP+ (fiber)/ RJ45 (copper) combo ports.
Targeting small businesses wanting to transition to faster networking speeds, QNAP’s new 10GbE unmanaged switches support Energy Efficient Ethernet (802.3az), have a built-in smart fan for heat dissipation, and include a rack mount kit with each switch for those not wanting a desktop switch.
The new switches let businesses move to faster networking speeds by supporting existing networking devices running at 10GbE, 5GbE, 2.5GbE, GbE and 100Mb speeds, while also saving customers money by allowing them to use their existing Cat 5e, 6, and 6a cabling.
The QSW-1208-8C is now available in the U.S. and priced at $589, while the...
Cloud-managed Wi-Fi company Open Mesh has added a router, MU-MIMO AP and PoE switch to its product family.
The G200 is Open Mesh’s first cloud-managed gigabit router, powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT7623A ARM processor and designed to integrate with other products in the Open Mesh ecosystem.
Router-specific features include NAT, DHCP, VPN client and point-to-point, VLAN tagging, deep packet inspection, and QoS. When connected to other Open Mesh products (access points and CloudTrax software), the G200 also adds client management, usage statistics and troubleshooting capabilities.
The G200’s physical configuration has four GbE LAN ports (two of which are passive PoE), one GbE WAN port, one SFP WAN port, and a USB 3.0 port.
Open Mesh’s new cloud-managed A62 tri-band MU-MIMO access point runs on Qualcomm’s Dakota IPQ4019 quad-core processor. The new access point is powered via PoE only...
Targeting businesses transitioning from gigabit speeds, Trendnet’s new 1U rack-mountable 2.5 GbE Web Smart switches come in two different flavors - a 10-port PoE+ model (TPE-30102WS), and a 10-port non-PoE (TEG-30102WS) model. Both managed switches include eight 2.5 GbE ports and two 10 Gb SFP+ slots.
Other features shared between both models include web-based management; support for up to 32 IPv4/IPv6 static routes, LACP, VLAN, and IGMP Snooping; QoS with queue scheduling support; per port MAC restriction, dynamic ARP inspection and bandwidth control; and 80Gbps switching capacity.
The TPE-30102WS PoE switch supports PoE+ across all 2.5 GbE ports and has a total power budget of 240W.
Both 10-Port 2.5GBASE-T Web Smart PoE+ Switch with 2 x 10G SFP+ Slots, model TPE-30102WS, and the 10-Port 2.5GBASE-T Web Smart Switch with 2 x 10G SFP+ Slots, model...
ASUS' Blue Cave Dual Band AC2600 Wireless Router doesn't do much to promote Intel's reputation as a Wi-Fi router technology supplier.
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Cloudflare has launched what it bills as the "fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS".
The company thought introducing its first consumer product on April Fools Day would guarantee them a lot of coverage, and it has. But the service is legit, up and running and ready to rock.
DNS lookups, which translate domain names to IP addresses, are performed for every internet transaction. The default DNS provider is whatever network you're connecting to, whether it's your ISP at home, your company or free Wi-Fi at your favorite coffee shop.
While your internet connection may be encrypted, DNS requests are not. So whoever is providing your DNS knows every site you've visited and U.S. providers are free to provide that information to whoever they want, thanks to the U.S. Senate.
Cloudflare's 126.96.36.199 DNS is free, claims to be the fastest and is committed to privacy. Cloudflare promises to not write DNS logs to disk and...
Foxconn has bought the US Belkin. So far, they plan to keep the brand names for now