NETGEAR today said it has begun shipment of the Digital Entertainer HD (EVA8000) media player that was announced at January's Consumer Electronics Show.
The EVA8000 can display still, music and video files streamed from UPnP AV sources without the need to run server software on a PC. However, running included software on a Windows PC enables the EVA8000 to play iTunes content, view YouTube videos and access a Windows desktop across a network.
The EVA8000 is available now at an MSRP of $399.
NETGEAR today announced the ProSafe 24 Port 10/100 Smart Switch with Four Gigabit Ports and 24 PoE Ports (FS728TP).
The new switch features 24 10/100 ports which each support 802.3af PoE with a total power budget of 195 watts. There are also two combination gigabit copper/SFP slots for optional fiber connectivity and two 10/100/1000 gigabit Ethernet ports. Management methods include a web-based admin interface, NETGEAR's ProSafe Network Management Software or other SNMP-based (SNMP v1, v2 and v3) management software.
Other features include Access Control List (ACL) filtering, 802.1x port authentication, enhanced QoS for prioritization of voice traffic, rate limiting, and IGMP snooping.
The FS728TP is available now at $630 suggested list.
Netgear today announced the expansion of its stackable "Smart Switch" line with the launch of the ProSafe 24- and 48-Port Gigabit Stackable Smart Switches (GS724TS and GS748TS).
The ProSafe Gigabit Stackable Smart Switches have 24 or 48 10/100/1000 ports and four shared SFP Gigabit Ethernet fiber ports, plus two dedicated stacking ports. The stacking ports use off-the-shelf HDMI cables and provide a 20 Gbps, dual-ring, stacking bus that enables users to stack up to six switches, or 288 10/100/1000 ports and manage them all under a single IP address.
Tim Higgins takes a quick look at Infrant's newest ReadyNAS family members and finds two nice, but only incrementally better RAID 5 NASes.
Netgear has announced a new version of its "Storage Centrol" NAS, adding gigabit Ethernet capability.
The Storage Central Turbo (SC101T) also now supports two 3.5-inch SATA disk drives of "any capacity".
Like its predecessor, the SC101T is based on Zetera's Z-SAN Storage Area Network technology, which works only with Windows 2000 and XP systems.The SC101T is "expected to be available" in "early 2007". Pricing was not announced.