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Designed for SMBs, the NETGEAR ReadyNAS 2312 is a rack-mountable 12-bay NAS that offers several options for backup, as well as file serving, hooks to cloud storage and surveillance.
Backup options include a centralized model that uses NETGEAR’s ReadyCloud to protect PC and Macs, a DR model that backs up data to a secondary ReadyNAS at the block level, and a cloud backup option that synchronizes to storage services including AWS, Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive and Dropbox.
The ReadyNAS 2312 runs on an Intel Atom C3000 processor, includes four GbE ports, and supports up 40 hi-def IP cameras. The ReadyNAS OS uses BTRFS for its file system, supporting RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60, as well as other data protection solutions like Netgear’s XRAID.
Last but not least, ReadyNAS 2312 is compatible with NETGEAR’s Insight management...
NETGEAR’s new network solution offers SMBs app-based plug and play setup and management, making it easier to install, monitor, and change settings on select NETGEAR products.
Insight is free to download for Apple and Android and offers network managers a single-pane-of-glass view of their networks without having them to be on-premise or rely on a cloud controller.
Insight offers automated discovery, one-tap registration, in-app firmware updates, email and push notifications, and in-app support for compatible devices.
Products compatible with Insight include newly introduced switching and AP products, as well as currently available ones, including an access point and several NAS devices.
New products include four 8-port managed switches, three of which are POE+, but all designed to be silent and compact for easy installation and flexible deployments. Each desktop/wall-mountable switch also has two SFP ports. These include:
Google’s Nest just jumped into home security in a big way. Known for their home environmental products, Nest just added three products and several additional supporting pieces to their smart home line-up.
Nest Secure, shown above, is a home security starter kit that includes Nest Guard – a base that provides an alarm, keypad and motion senor; Nest Detect – a motion/open/close sensor ideal for windows and doors; and Nest Tag – a shareable key fob that can arm and disarm Nest Secure without having to use a passcode.
The Secure kit gives owners the options to add other Nest products to the system, provides multiple ways to arm and disarm through the Nest app, Nest Tag or keypad, and sends reminder alerts in case something is left unarmed. Optional battery backup and cellular backup are available as well.
Nest Hello is a HD Talk and Listen video doorbell that uses the features already existing...
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Synology unveiled five new NASes, targeting businesses (DS3018xs), media professionals (DS918+, DS718+ and DS218+), and value seekers (DS418).
The DS3018xs, Synology’s first six-bay NAS, is powered by a Pentium D1508 dual core 2.2 GHz CPU (boosts up to 2.6 GHz), and 8 GB DDR4 ECC RAM that’s upgradable up to 32 GB. Storage expansion for the DS3018xs tops out to 30 drives when paired with two of Synology’s DX1215 expansion units. Other interfaces include three USB 3.0 ports, two expansion slots and four GbE ports. Additionally, the DS3018xs comes with a PCIe 3.0 slot that can be used to add an SSD cache card or upgrade to faster 10GbE networking.
DS918+, DS718+ and DS218+ form Synology’s new Plus series of NAS products using Intel CPUs, DDR3 memory, and all three support H.265/H.264 transcoding (DS918+ and DS718+ support two channels).
The DS918+ is...
Downloadable through ADM’s App Central, Linux Center lets Asustor NAS owners run a virtualized Linux environment, giving them access to a variety of Linux applications, while still being able to use other apps in the Asustor NAS’ native ADM OS.
Linux Center works on Asustor AS31/32, AS50/51, AS61/62/63/64 and AS70 series NAS devices (4GB RAM recommended) and supports Debian 8 Server and Debian 8 Desktop. For visuals, the supported NAS devices' onboard HDMI interface is compatible with Linux Center, giving users a graphical view of the installed Linux operating system.
Look for Linux Central under the Asustor Apps section in App Central.
Based on FreeBSD 11 Stable, FreeNAS 11, the updated open source storage operating system includes the latest and greatest drivers and libraries available and adds four new notable features:
- Virtualization is provided by bhyve, an open source hypervisor that supports web-scale virtual machines running Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Linux distros.
- FreeNAS 11 supports S3 compatible objects, allowing the development and deployment of Amazon storage services from within the storage OS environment.
- The new Alert Service page can be configured to send critical messages from FreeNAS to services like Slack, PagerDuty, AWS, Hipchat, InfluxD, and others.
- Lastly, in order to get community feedback, FreeNAS 11 includes a beta version of its Google Angular-based admin GUI, which should be finalized by version 11.1.
Arris’ new hardware, software, and service platform is designed for service providers struggling to support customers experiencing Wi-Fi related challenges and problems. Home Assure combines systems, self-help portals and people power to help tackle issues ranging from performance to Wi-Fi passwords.
HomeAssure features include:
- Maximizing wireless coverage using HomeAssure-enabled range extenders that facilitate SSID and password management
- Automated access point hand-offs that immediately move connected devices from one AP to other APs that have better signal – a must for voice/video calling over Wi-Fi.
- Self-service consumer control that facilitates SSID/password management, installation, guest access and parental control via app, web and voice.
- ECO Cloud for service providers provides remote monitoring and configuration, consumer analytics, and tools to aid help desk reps and on-site technicians during customer...
Netgear has released the 1st part of a multi-part staged release of the Orbi firmware. Netgear has provided the long awaited Daisy Chain - which allows Orbi Satellites to talk to each other. This will allow Orbi to be used in large installations where the router cannot be placed in the middle of the satellite placements. This will be staged rollout over the next weeks. But for those looking to download now see the links below.
Of note the ethernet backhaul is not yet released. The Mesh Daisy Chain was the prerequisite. Ethernet backhaul will follow at a later date.
OrbiOS 2.0 availability
Announcing the availability for OrbiOS 2.0.
This release includes 2 community requested features that we're happy to deliver:
1) Daisy Chain - which allows Orbi Satellites to talk to each other. This extends the reach of the...
The 1080p TP-Link KC120 Kasa Cam with Night Vision has a range of 25 feet in the dark, shoots at 30 fps, and has a wide-angle view of 130 degrees. The KC120 is controlled via TP-Link’s Kasa app, giving its owners remote viewing capabilities with the option of storing up to 1 GB of video in the cloud for free (upgrades available) or saving incoming feed to a mobile device.
The KC120 uses motion and sound detection that sends notifications to its owner’s mobile device, while activity zones can be set to prevent the camera from sending out false alarms, minimizing unnecessary interruptions. The KC120 also uses AES-120 bit encryption and will be getting extended functionality with Amazon's Echo Show in the near future.
The TP-Link KC120 Kasa Cam is available now for $129.99, sold exclusively on TP-Link’s website and Amazon.
Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei just introduced the first 802.11ax enterprise grade access point.
Not many details were revealed about the AP7060DN, aside from using Qualcomm's 8x8 802.11ax chipset, supporting a maximum link rate of 4.8 Gbps in 5 GHz and having a 10 GbE port. The product roadmap below from earlier this year shows a 4x4 2.4 GHz radio.
No price or availability was part of the announcement, which came at Huawei Connect 2017 in Beijing.
Wi-Fi chipmaker Quantenna has announced reference designs for two Wi-Fi "boosters".
The design comes in single and dual-band versions. According to the announcement, the single band version is based on the company's QV840 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Wireless LAN Chipset Solution, while the dual-band QV860-based version adds an additional 2x2 802.11n n/g/b radio for a dual band, dual concurrent solution.
Both solutions offer a peak PHY rate of 1.7 Gbps in 5 GHz,. The dual-band version supports a peak rate of 300 Mbps in 2.4 GHz. The designs have their own processor and feature automatic channel selection and DFS, MU-MIMO and intelligent QoS support.
Quantenna is targeting service providers to improve coverage and speed of existing "legacy" home gateways without the need to swap out the gateway itself.
The company said "multiple OEM and ODM partners currently have Quantenna based Spartan AP Booster solutions in mass production today".
Logitech updated its Circle 2 camera to work with Apple’s HomeKit smart home automation tech. Whether using a “Hey Siri” voice command or motion detected alerts, customers can now use the Home app and Circle 2 cameras to keep a remote eye on at home through thier iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch.
Existing Logitech Circle 2 Wired customers can now update their Circle 2 cameras to get the newly integrated HomeKit feature, while those looking for a Circle 2 camera can find them at retailers for $179.95. Circle 2 window and plug mounts also work with HomeKit and retail for $39.95 and $29.95, respectively.
The NETGEAR FlexPower Wire-Free IP Camera (VNC4030) is compliant with the open standards put out by the Open Network Video Interference Forum (ONVIF), making security cameras compatible with other ONVIF products such as the FlexPower Base Station (VNB4000), as well as NETGEAR 4G LTE modems and other existing products.
Encased in an IP65 weatherproof shell and powered by rechargeable battery, AC adapter or optional solar panel, FlexPower products are designed for simplified installation that doesn’t require extra wiring and constant battery charging (one battery charge can last several months).
VNC4030 provides 720p HD video and IR night vision with its 130-degree wide angle lens and RGB-R sensor and includes PIR motion detection that streams detected movement, while its PTZ lets you use the camera’s app for live streaming.
The FlexPower VNC4030 camera and...
The XS712Tv2 is the latest addition to the company’s family of smart webUI-managed switching products targeting small and medium business customers building infrastructure for voice, video and data within their converged environments.
Designated as a cost effective 10 GbE solution, XS712Tv2 provides a 240 Gbps non-blocking fabric that lessens congestion across its twelve ports, L3 static routing for interVLAN local routing, L2 VLANs/rapid spanning tree/IGMP/snooping and querier/IGMP fast leave functions, smart switching static routing/DiffServ QoS policies/LACP link aggregation/broadcast control/DoS protection features, and green ethernet power savings.
In addition to its twelve 10 GbE ports, the XS712Tv2 has two shared (combo) 10GBASE-T copper/10GBASE-XSFP+ ports supporting 10G/1G speeds.
Available now, NETGEAR’s twelve port 10 GbE...
D-Link's Covr is an extender type Wi-Fi System like NETGEAR's Orbi, but takes a different approach.
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