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The latest beta to QNAP’s NAS operating system enables snapshots on the company’s 10 GbE NAS, the Annapurna Labs quad-core powered TS-1635.
In general, the update adds support for ARM-based systems and lowers memory requirements for snapshots to 1 GB. QTS 4.3.4 allows the SMB targeted TS-1635 to back up its own snapshots, and snapshots from other NAS devices using Snapshot Replica, taking full advantage of the NAS’ sixteen drive capacity.
For more information on the TS-1635 and QTS 4.3.4, check out the QNAP website.
The newly updated WatchGuard T15, T35, and T55 tabletop UTM devices, designed for small and distributed offices, get a couple of significant updates designed to improve network throughput and security for businesses. The updated models replace the T10, T30 and T50 products, respectively.
Aside from upgraded components and standard UTM features, including APT blocking, TDR, IPS, anti-virus and application control, the updated hardware for the T35 and T55 includes integrated 802.11 ac Wi-Fi and a PoE-enabled port for compatible devices.
The T15 has three GbE ports (two for LAN) and a USB 2.0 port, while the T35 and T55 come with five GbE ports (four for LAN – port 4 is PoE) and two USB 2.0 ports.
Pricing for the new Firebox T series was not announced. The WatchGuard...
NETGEAR’s Arlo Outdoor Smart Home Security Light is a weather-resistant outdoor LED light that’s customizable and wire-free.
This expansion of NETGEAR's Arlo family moves it a step further toward the home security market, which is a leading revenue driver in the consumer Internet of Things (IoT) market.
Housed in a IP65-rated shell, the new light can be used outside and thanks to a cable-less design, finding a place to install the light is not limited by cable lengths or access to power sources.
The Arlo Outdoor Light has adjustable motion detection, and can work in conjunction with other lights, and/or trigger security cameras to start recording. The light also works with Amazon Alexa, powering on and off with a voice command, as well as IFTTT for more complicated setups.
Adjustments include the ability to change between flood and spot lighting and color output.
NETGEAR touts that the Arlo Outdoor Light comes with a long lasting...
TRENDnet's TPL-430APK WiFi Everywhere Powerline 1200 AV2 Wireless Kit is an inexpensive way to light up a Wi-Fi dead spot with surprisingly good throughput.
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Updated Monday 6 Nov by Tim Higgins
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO) ("Broadcom"), a leading semiconductor device supplier to the wired, wireless, enterprise storage, and industrial end markets, today announced a proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) ("Qualcomm") for per share consideration of $70.00 in cash and stock.
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NETGEAR's EX8000 Nighthawk X6S Tri-Band WiFi Range Extender is a big, but pricey, step forward in Wi-Fi extender design.
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The three new models, including the DS218play, DS218j and DS118, are updated versions of previous small office/home office DiskStation products, and run Synology’s DiskStation Manager web-based operating system.
The dual-bay DS218play follows up on the DS216play and is powered by a 64-bit Realtek quad-core 1.4 GHz processor w/ encryption engine and 1 GB of DDR4 RAM. The processor has a hardware transcoding engine that supports real-time single channel 10-bit H.265 4K Ultra HD or single channel full HD video transcoding. Available inputs include one GbE jack and two USB 3.0 ports.
Synology’s DS218j is another dual-bay NAS that replaces the DS216j. DS218j runs on a Marvell Armada dual-core 1.3 GHz processor w/ encryption engine and 512 MB of DDR3 memory. Designed to be a low power unit, the DS218j runs at 17.48 W at peak usage and 7.03 at...
As part of a recent change, Canary has decided to take many features that were advertised as being free with their cameras, and moved them behind a pay wall which will cost $10 per month for the first camera, and $5 per month for each additional camera
Users on a free account are now limited to live view (only viewable on their smartphone app), and recordings will be capped at 10 second clips which are erased after 24 hours, and those types of recordings will only take place in "Away mode". Night mode is now moved behind a paywall, thus leaving no options to record motion without generating alerts. Furthermore, you are limited to only 3 video downloads per month.
Overall, it has become one of the least functional cloud reliant cameras with the removal of the vast majority of features that received positive feedback in reviews.
On their website, as of 10/26/2017 they are offering a different service plan option with no...
Following closely on the coattails of its Amazon Key in-home delivery service, Amazon just added its Cloud Cam security camera to its growing list of smart home products.
The new Amazon Cloud Cam can be installed as a mounted or free-standing wireless device with a feature set that includes 1080p full HD resolution, 120-degree field of view, two-way audio, night vision, motion detection, and 24/7 access to activity clips captured in the AWS cloud. After mobile notification is sent, homeowners can watch the cloud-captured footage via the free Amazon Cloud Cam app (available for both iOS and Android) or on Amazon’s own Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV products, and Fire tablets.
Aside from a free basic plan that includes 24 hours of saved footage for up to three cameras, optional Amazon Cloud subscriptions for the Cloud Cam are available in three subscription tiers:
- Basic saves up to 7 days of motion detection clips, up to three...
Cisco's RV-345P is the latest addition to the company's small business VPN router family.
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Plume Design today announced collaborations with both Broadcom and Qualcomm for development of multi-node distributed Wi-Fi systems.
The Broadcom deal focuses on integration of Broadcom's Air-IQ and ZeroWaitDFS features with Plume's Adaptive WiFi Cloud Control and Management Platform. Also included is "pre-integration" of the Plume Agent onto "a broad range of Broadcom silicon platforms ... including ... the new Max Wi-Fi 11ax ecosystem". This includes Broadcom's BCM43684 802.11ax announced in August.
The Qualcomm announcement unveiled "two form-factor ready, turn-key, distributed Wi-Fi access point reference designs". The two designs combine 2-stream and 4-stream 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology in dual or tri-band configurations and network processing into a "highly integrated system-on-chip (SoC) from Qualcomm...
Qualcomm Technologies has announced its Video-Over-Mesh end-to-end video over wireless (VoW) solution that optimizes the delivery of video over mesh networks.
The feature set is aimed at enabling broadband carriers to produce whole-home Wi-Fi systems, with a specific eye toward providing glitch-free video with less than 40 ms of latency and "near lossless video delivery in high path loss conditions".
The solution is said to enable "multiple HD and UHD video streams to run simultaneously". It can be used with Qualcomm's Wave-2 802.11ac chipset portfolio.
The announcement said the company is working with OEM's Acelink, Alpha Networks, Askey, Hitron, Technicolor and WNC "to develop carrier mesh solutions based on the Qualcomm Mesh Networking Platform, which will be introduced to consumers in 2018".
Also revealed is a partnership with Plume Design to develop two "turn-key Wi-Fi hardware reference designs". Qualcomm said...
Wi-Fi chipmaker Quantenna today announced its QSR10R-AX chipset for 802.11ax mesh repeater networks.
The new device's claim to fame is that it's the world's first solution to combine three 4x4 802.11ax radios and integrated CPU cores. As Quantenna's block diagram above shows, three devices make up the chipset, the QT10R-AC digital core, plus QT7810X dual 4x4 5 GHz and QT6210X 2.4 GHz 4x4 RF front ends.
The device is targeted at enabling service providers to create 4x4 802.11ax extender/repeaters as companions to 4x4 or 8x8 residential gateways.
Quantenna's announcement did not mention specific products, but it had quotes with nice things to say from mesh Wi-Fi maker Plume and connectivity software maker SoftAtHome. Quantenna previously announced SoftAtHome Smart Wi-Fi runs on its QV860 chipset. Plume's CEO,...
Circle with Disney, an app-managed smart home device that lets parents manage their family’s connected devices, just announced new integrations with Amazon Alexa and IFTTT.
Circle provides parental controls that help manage content filtering, bedtime hours, and internet access for devices including phones, tablets, computers, and gaming consoles. Using profiles, parents can customize access and limits for each individual child based on parental preferences and age.
Using “Connections”, Circle with Disney now works with Amazon Alexa’s voice command capabilities, answering questions about a child’s screen time, monitored online activities and bed time.
Connections for IFTTT lets parents take an automated route in managing their kids’ activities. By collaborating with other smart home devices and apps, Circle with Disney can pause an internet connection based on weather data showing suitable conditions outside, or change smart...
The 4-bay QNAP TS-453BT3 is a Thunderbolt NAS designed for performance minded creatives on a budget, and is powered by a 1.5 GHz Celeron Apollo Lake processor and 8 GB of DDR3L RAM.
The NAS provides access to its storage via its two Thunderbolt 3 ports, or over the network via its single 10 GbE connection – two additional GbE ports are also built into the chassis.
For storage media, TS-453BT3 supports 3.5” or 2.5” HDDs or SSDs, and has dual M.2 2280 SSD slots for caching. Expanding the Thunderbolt NAS is also possible using QNAP expansion enclosures. Other interfaces include five USB 3.0 ports, two HDMI 1.4b outputs, and audio connections for line-out, microphones, and speakers (note: speakers and line-out don’t work simultaneously).
The TS-453BT3 uses QNAP's QTS 4.3 NAS operating system, which includes the QNAP App Center, allowing customers to extend the NAS’ functionality with downloaded apps. Additional controls for the TS-453BT3...
ZyXEL's Multy X is a two-node "tri-band" (three radio) AC3000 wireless mesh network kit. The company claims up to 5,000 square feet of coverage thanks to its distributed design.
Multy X uses a design very similar to NETGEAR's original Orbi. The client-facing 2x2 radio supports maximum link rates of 866 Mbps on 5 GHz low band (Channels 36-48) and 400 Mbps on 2.4 GHz.
The dedicated 4x4 backhaul radio uses the 5 GHz high band (Channels 148-161) at a maximum 1733 Mbps link rate. Wired interfaces on each node includes four GbE (three LAN and one WAN) ports and one USB 2.0 port.
Other features include MU-MIMO, Amazon Alexa and seamless roaming support, guest SSID and automatic updates. Management is via iOS or Android app. The company did not say whether the system can be expanded by adding additional nodes.
Zyxel’s Multy X system is available...
NETGEAR has EOL'd all of their remaining VPN routers (SRX5308, FVS318G, FVS318N and FVS336G), with the final software update from April being the last one coming out. They discontinued on September 1st and didn't bother to announce until about a week later, but it's right there on the product page.
NETGEAR's R8000P Nighthawk X6S Tri-Band WiFi Router is a redesign of NETGEAR's tri-radio router, adding MU-MIMO and improved storage performance.
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