Intellon yesterday announced the release of its second-generation HomePlug AV powerline communications IC. The INT6300 uses "architectural and design improvements" to deliver enhanced 200 Mbps HomePlug AV performance at a 25% cost savings compared to Intellon's first generation HomePlug AV chipset.
ZyXEL today announced what it claims is the first all-in-one ADSL2+ gateway with built-in HomePlug AV.
The P-660HWP series features a built-in HomePlug AV (HPAV) adapter, providing up to 200 Mbps raw LAN data rate for triple-play services. It supports ADSL2+ speeds up to 24 Mbps as well as Reach-Extended ADSL (RE ADSL) for higher speed at longer distances.
Netgear today announced a power adapter with built-in HomePlug 1.0 network interface.
The XEPS103 Space-Saving Powerline Network Extender replaces a router's existing 12V / 1A power adapter and supplies both power to the router or gateway and an 85 Mbps HomePlug 1.0 network connection. The Extender reduces clutter by requiring only one plug to supply both power and a network extension.
Linksys today rolled out a new round of services and products aimed at increasing its share of the small business networking market and forming a tighter bond with parent Cisco's VAR programs.
Along with a new financing program through Wells Fargo and enhancements to its Linksys Partner Connection Program for VARs, two new gigabit smart switches and two new Linksys One Service routers were announced.
Apposite Technologies today announced gigabit versions of its Linktropy network emulators.
The Linktropy 7500 emulates a single wide area network (WAN) link, while the Linktropy 7500 Pro can emulate up to 4 WAN links with an aggregate throughput of 4 Gbps. Both Linktropy models simulate wide-area network links of up to 1 Gbps per link.
Linktropy WAN emulators simulate bandwidth, delay, packet loss, congestion, and other link impairments to emulate terrestrial, internet, wireless, satellite or any other type of wide-area network.
Both the Linktropy 7500 and 7500 Pro come in 1U-sized, rack-mountable chassis, and include both copper and modular fiber/copper Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and browser-based administration.
Pricing for the 7500 starts at $7,500. Shipments of both products will begin next month.
Zyxel has announced a new smart switch product family that includes two fast Ethernet switches for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs).
The ES-1528 offers 28 10/100 ports with features including web administration, 802.1Q VLAN and 802.1p traffic priority support and static port aggregation. Other features include smart ACL (Access Control List), Auto Denial of Service (DoS) Attack Prevention and Auto VoIP QoS optimization.
The ES-1552 offers the same features and functionality of the ES-1528, but has 52 ports.
The ES-1528 is currently available at an MSRP of $289.99. The ES-1552 will start shipping in July 2007. Pricing was not announced.
NETGEAR today announced four new wireless and wired network infrastructure products, new NAS line and a VoIP partnership.
The NETGEAR ProSafe Smart Wireless Switch (WFS709TP) is a wireless controller supporting up to 16 wireless access points and 256 users per switch. Roaming is supported across multiple access points without the need to re-associate and re-authenticate with access points as they move from location to location.
The WFS709TP integrates RF management and planning capabilities including automatic self-configuration of transmit power level, channel, load balancing and interference avoidance. The switch also incorporates enterprise-class security features including RADIUS and AAA Server support.
Actiontec Electronics today released the MegaPlug AV 200 Mbps Ethernet Adapter Kit, a next-generation powerline networking solution based on the new HomePlug AV standard.
Each kit comes with two powerline-to-Ethernet adapters that support up to 200 Mbps raw data rate. Up to 16 adapters can be joined into a single network.
The kit is available immediately at www.actiontec.com for $169.99.
Alcatel-Lucent today announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held NetDevices, a developer of services gateway products for enterprise branch networks, based in Sunnyvale, California.
NetDevices delivers an enterprise networking platform known as a Unified Service Gateway, which is designed to reduce the cost and complexity of managing branch office networks. NetDevices was founded in 2003 and has 45 employees located in Sunnyvale and Bangalore, India.
Upon close of the transaction, the NetDevices team and products will be integrated into Alcatel-Lucent's Enterprise Business Group, reporting into Tom Burns, president of Alcatel-Lucent's Enterprise Solutions activities.
The acquisition is subject to various standard closing conditions, including applicable regulatory approvals, and is expected to close in the second quarter of Alcatel-Lucent's fiscal year 2007. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The HomePNA Alliance announced today it now has more than 40 member companies collaborating to promote the adoption of the only multimedia home networking standard approved by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). HomePNA technology enables high-speed, triple-play Internet services over both phone wires and coaxial cables at speeds up to 320 megabits per second.
The newest members are AFL Telecommunication, a fiber optics product manufacturer and VDSL2 RF filter components manufacturer, Askey Computer Corp., a modem and set-top box manufacturer, CyberTAN Technology, Inc., a manufacturer of broadband and wireless networking equipment, and Medium Link System Technology, a multi-tenant unit (MTU) system integrator.
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