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Linksys Starts Shipping the WRT1900AC Router

Linksys today announced that it has started shipping the new WRT1900AC, which will be available for sale at Best Buy stores throughout the US or at the Linksys.com store. The new WRT features four external antennas for optimal wireless coverage throughout the home and has been certified for the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. The new wireless standard delivers best-in-class performance and includes intelligent technologies such as beamforming to further improve the wireless signal range. The design of the new Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Wi-Fi Router is inspired by the iconic WRT54G that was introduced 11 years ago. The new WRT has been equipped with powerful hardware such as a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 128 MB flash memory, eSATA and USB ports. The new WRT ships with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi setup and management tools, and Linksys has also been collaborating with OpenWrt to make sure that an open source alternative is available in the coming weeks.

"The WRT is a cornerstone in the history of Wi-Fi and synonymous for many people with going wireless at home since it was their first wireless router. Since the introduction of the original WRT, we have sold more than 50 million units worldwide and are still selling it very successfully even with wireless technology advancing rapidly," said Mike Chen, vice president product management for Linksys. "The WRT has a cult status for many because of the open source aspect that made it so immensely popular. We are honored to have collaborated with OpenWRT to ensure the open source readiness of the product and building a WRT-worthy successor with cutting-edge hardware and iconic design."

Thermaltake Unveils the BlacX Urban Wi-Fi Docking Station

Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units introduces BlacX Urban Wi-Fi Docking Station. A complete and easy way to access all files stored on your hard drives. With Wi-Fi integration, the BlacX Urban provides quick access to your data through your personal Smart Phone or Tablet. Whether it is an iOS or an Android device, simply download the "TtCloud" App through the App Store or Google Play Store and you are ready to go! The BlacX Urban also supports UPnP for seamless device compatibility to allow you to easily enjoy your home theater experience.

LaCie Doubles Capacity of Its Fuel Wireless Hard Drive

LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology, announced that its LaCie Fuel wireless hard drive will be available this April with an expanded capacity of 2 TB. With double the capacity than before, LaCie Fuel offers more storage than any 2.5" wireless hard drive on the market. It is the ideal cable-free, portable solution for movie buffs, photographers and others to gain 2 TBs of on-the-go access and storage for iPad or iPhone and Mac.

HD movies can monopolize storage space on mobile devices, requiring users to make compromises on what content to synchronize to their device. With the 2 TB LaCie Fuel, users can go from 20 movies on a 32 GB iPad to over 1,000 movies on the Fuel. This allows users to store entire movie collections without sacrificing any of the content they need.

Linksys Launches Dual-Band Wireless-AC Access Points For Business

Linksys today announced at the Interop show in Las Vegas, the expansion of its business networking line-up with two new 802.11ac Access Points. These new access points allow network administrators, resellers and businesses to deploy a high-speed wireless network or upgrade their existing wireless infrastructure to the latest 802.11ac technology. The new access points deliver up to three time faster speeds* for connected devices and more Wi-Fi capability for the Small and Medium Business (SMB) environment.

"With the proliferation of mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets in business environments, the need for faster Wi-Fi and more capacity is evident. And with the Internet of Things moving into the office environment, everything will become connected going forward. It starts with notebooks and smartphones, but as we look forward, door locks, card scanners, cameras and security sensors can also be added to that list," said Steven Lin, director of Linksys business products. "The Linksys Wireless-AC Access Points help provide manageable dual-band high speed wireless access along with Power-over-Ethernet, bridge mode for range extension and other advanced features SMBs need today."

ECS Liva Mini-PC Pictured

Ahead of its launch, pictures of ECS Liva mini-PC were posted by the Japanese media. Designed to take on the likes of Intel NUC (Atom) and Gigabyte Brix, the Liva runs Intel's "Bay Trail-M" SoC, which allows a great deal of cost-cutting, and lets it make the Liva fan-less. A big metal-ridge heatsink cools the SoC. The compact system board has a great deal of onboard connectivity, including D-Sub and HDMI display outputs; gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, and stereo HD audio. The board comes with its own 2 GB of DDR3L onboard RAM, and 32 GB of eMMC storage. Measuring 118 mm x 70 mm x 56 mm, the Liva weighs in at 190 g. It's expected to be priced under $200.
Sources: PC Watch Impress, FanlessTech

USB-IF Completes Media Agnostic USB Specification

Today the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) announced the completion of the Media Agnostic (MA) USB v1.0 specification. This specification is now available for download on the USB-IF website.

The MA-USB specification is designed to enable devices to achieve wireless gigabit transfer rates while leveraging existing USB infrastructure. The specification allows wireless devices and docking stations to communicate over the USB protocol, without the need for a physical USB connection. MA-USB supports multiple media types, including Wi-Fi operating in 2.4 and 5 GHz; WiGig operating in 60 GHz; WiMedia UWB radios operating between 3.1-10.6 GHz, and other existing or new wired or wireless media types that want to use the USB protocol as the transport. MA-USB is compliant with SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1 and USB 3.0) and Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0).

Amped Wireless Now Shipping High Power Compact AC Wi-Fi Range Extender

Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long-range wireless solutions for the home and office, today announced the availability of its REC15A High Power Compact 802.11ac Wi-Fi Range Extender. The discreet, wall-plug unit extends the signal of any standard 802.11a/b/g/n or ac Wi-Fi router by repeating, amplifying, and redistributing the signal in a new extended location, such as a far bedroom, backyard, or upstairs office.

The Amped Wireless difference starts with High Power technology. Standard Wi-Fi devices have an output power of a mere 50 milliwatts (mW). While the REC15A packs up to 500 milliwatts (mW) of Wi-Fi output power into a compact, elegant design - to eliminate dead spots and attain more range. With four total amplifiers and a high gain, dual band antenna, the REC15A provides up to 5,000 sq. ft. of extended coverage. In addition, the REC15A features ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and simultaneously repeats both 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz Wi-Fi signals.

D-Link Announces New 802.11ac Business-Class Wireless Access Points

D-Link, the networking solutions provider for small business and medium enterprise IT environments, today announced its first 802.11ac solutions in a new line of standalone business-class access points - the AC1750 Concurrent Dual Band Access Point with PoE (DAP-2695) and the AC1200 Dual Band Access Point (DAP-1665). The DAP-2695 offers network administrators secure and manageable dual-band wireless LAN options utilizing the cutting-edge speed of 802.11ac wireless technology, along with premium features such as support for Power over Ethernet (PoE) and a plenum-rated housing. Designed for budget conscious IT managers, the DAP-1665 offers cutting-edge 802.11ac performance without the premium features.

"More and more network administrators are looking at wireless LANs (WLANs) as an integral part of the core network due to the convergence of new performance requirements and the emerging 802.11ac standard," said Mike Hardy, vice president of channel and enterprise sales, D-Link Systems, Inc. "D-Link's new 802.11ac Access Points offer versatile and high performing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses with network infrastructures that are ready to upgrade from 802.11n."

D-Link Now Shipping World's First Portable 11AC Router and Charger

D-Link today announced that it is now shipping the world's first portable 11AC router, the Wi-Fi AC750 Portable Router and Charger (DIR-510L). This latest addition to the D-Link family of connectivity solutions allows mobile users to quickly and easily create a Wi-Fi hotspot from an existing internet connection, whether that be 3G/4G, Wi-Fi or Ethernet, while on-the-go. For added convenience, the Portable Wi-Fi Router also features a high-capacity 4,000mAh rechargeable battery that can charge mobile devices. Additionally, with the free mydlink SharePort mobile app, users can upload, download and stream multimedia and documents to a storage drive attached to one of the Portable Router's two USB ports from anywhere in the world.

Incorporating the latest Wireless AC750 technology, the Wi-Fi Portable Router and Charger offers users fast speeds and a range of advanced features, ensuring superior range and data transfer to and from connected devices. Leveraging dual band technology to bypass radio congestion and interference, the DIR-510L can deliver a total of 750Mbps using the combined throughput of its 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. In addition, each band can operate as a separate Wi-Fi network, providing the ability to customize a network according to connectivity needs and even configure a guest zone to provide Internet access to visitors without providing access to the rest of the network. The DIR-510L provides instant sharing of any Internet connection with the added security of a firewall while connected to shared public connections.

TP-Link Outs 300Mbps Wireless Range Extender AV500 Powerline Kit

TP-LINK, a global provider of networking products, is now shipping their TL-WPA4220KIT, a Wireless Range Extender Kit which uses Powerline and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi technology to spread seamless connectivity in any home or office. The Wireless Range Extender Kit includes two Powerline Adapters, the TL-PA4010 and the TL-WPA4220. The first connects to your router and feeds network connection through your existing electrical circuitry at the rate of 500Mbps, and the latter broadcasts that connection as a 300Mbps Wi-Fi signal while providing two fast Ethernet ports for concurrent wired connectivity.

Buffalo Introduces Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Networking Solutions

Buffalo Americas, a leading provider of external storage, network attached storage and networking solutions, today announced the availability of three new high speed AirStation Open Source DD-WRT wireless routers, including the AirStation AC 1750 WZR-1750DHPD, the AirStation N600 WZR-600DHP2D, and the AirStation N300 WHR-300HP2D.

Featuring DD-WRT Linux-based firmware pre-installed, Buffalo's new routers provide high performance networking, advanced features and low-level device management, unlocking extensive capabilities with increased network stability. Each router is also equipped with onboard amplifiers to provide maximum radio power for improved performance and range, ideal for consumers and business professionals operating high-bandwidth applications.

ASUS Unveils the RT-AC52U Wireless Router with the USB-AC50 Wireless Adapter

ASUS today announced RT-AC52U with USB-AC50, an AC750 dual-band router and AC450 wireless adapter package that provides consumers with an extremely affordable instant upgrade to the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology - for super-fast data-transfer speeds of up to 733 Mbit/s.

RT-AC52U provides simultaneous Wi-Fi connections via both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands and includes a specially-designed antenna that extends the wireless signal by up to 150% compared to other routers. The new router includes a multipurpose USB port that allows users to connect and share a printer, hard disk drive or 3G/4G (HSPA+) data connection. It can even be used to charge mobile gadgets such as smartphones and tablets - a brilliant little convenience.

MSI Rolls Out Z87 MPower MAX AC with 802.11 ac WLAN

MSI rolled out a variant of its Z87 MPower MAX flagship socket LGA1150 motherboard, the Z87 MPower MAX AC. As its name might suggest, it includes an 802.11 ac wireless LAN interface. The board integrates a daughterboard with an Intel-made communications processor, which gives it 802.11 ac dual-band Wi-Fi at speeds of up to 867 Mbps at 5 GHz; and Bluetooth 4.0. MSI includes a pair of antennae with the board.

Built in the standard ATX form-factor, the Z87 MPower MAX AC features a 20-phase VRM to power the CPU, which is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, and three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x16/NC/NC or x8/x8/NC or x8/x4/x4, depending on how they're populated). Four PCI-Express 2.0 x1 slots, and an mPCIe slot, wired to the Z87 Express PCH, find some in the middle. Storage connectivity includes eight SATA 6 Gb/s ports (six from the PCH, two from a third-party controller). Apart from the WLAN, the board features a gigabit Ethernet interface driven by Killer E2205 controller. Display outputs include two HDMI, and a DisplayPort. Ten USB 3.0 ports, 8-channel HD audio with headphone amplifier, make for the rest of it. It features a boatload of overclocking features. MSI didn't reveal pricing details.

Amped Wireless Debuts 802.11ac Long Range Wi-Fi PCI-E Adapter

Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of award-winning high power, long-range wireless solutions for the home and office, announced today the launch of the PCI20E High Power AC1200 Wi-Fi PCI-E Adapter. The PCI20E is a high performance Wi-Fi adapter designed to add long-range Wi-Fi connectivity and ultra-fast data transfer speeds to Windows desktop computers.

The PCI20E uses the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology to provide maximum wireless speeds for demanding applications such as streaming HD video and online gaming. It features two high gain dual band antennas and four total amplifiers for up to 500 mW of wireless output power to provide maximum range and performance. In contrast, standard Wi-Fi adapters provide up to 100 mW of power and are not capable of providing extended range. The PCI20E provides up to three times the range of standard Wi-Fi adapters and is backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n networks. It connects using PCI-E for easy installation into any computer case.

Buffalo Also Introduces New 802.11AC Wireless Networking Solutions

Buffalo Americas, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking and network and direct attached storage solutions, today announced the availability of three new high performance wireless routers, including the AirStation Extreme AC 1900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router WXR-1900DHP, the AirStation AC 1200 Dual Band Wireless Router WHR-1166D, and the AirStation AC433 Wireless Travel Router WMR-433.

Supporting the next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, Buffalo's new wireless routers deliver fast industry-leading gigabit wireless speeds and convenient portable Wi-Fi, ideal for streaming HD videos and music or lag-free online gaming, or setting up a personal wireless network on the go, accessible from any computer, smartphone and tablet devices.

Gigabyte BRIX Pro Detailed

Picture this - an NUC-like desktop so powerful for its size, that it qualifies to be a Steam Machine by Valve. The new BRIX Pro from Gigabyte is its most powerful BRIX desktop. Measuring all of 114.4mm x 111.4mm x 62 mm, the BRIX Pro tucks in some powerful hardware. To begin with, it features an off-spec 100 x 105 mm motherboard, which seats an Intel Core i7-4770R quad-core processor. Based on the big 22 nm Haswell silicon, it features Intel's Iris Pro 5200 graphics, which runs 40 compute units, and an L4 cache.

The Core i7-4770R chip inside the BRIX Pro is wired to up to 16 GB of dual-channel DDR3-1600 memory. The only internal storage option is an mSATA 6 Gb/s slot. Network connectivity includes gigabit Ethernet, and Wi-Fi + Bluetooth using an optional mPCIe card. The rest of its connectivity includes a total of four USB 3.0 ports, mini-DisplayPort and HDMI display outputs, and 6-channel HD audio. Gigabyte didn't finalize pricing.

TP-LINK Previews New SOHO and Home Networking Solutions

TP-LINK, a global provider of networking products, will debut at the 2014 International CES a comprehensive family of wireless small office, home connectivity, and customer premises equipment (CPE) designed to strengthen the company's global leadership in WLAN and broadband CPE devices.

Heading off the product debuts are two new additions to TP-LINK's growing line of powerful 802.11ac products. TP-LINK's AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router will feature the next generation IEEE 802.11AC Wi-Fi standard, offering data transfer speeds of up to 1.9Gbps: 1.3Gbps over the clearer 5GHz channel and 600Mbps over the 2.4GHz Channel. It also includes an ultra-fast USB 3.0 port for sharing files, movies or music. The TP-LINK AC1900 Router is powerful while being simple to configure with TP-LINK's Tether App. It will ship in the second quarter of 2014 with an MSRP of $179.99.

TP-LINK Debuts AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

TP-LINK, a global provider of networking products, today announced the AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit router, a new addition to its growing line of advanced 802.11ac wireless products. The TP-LINK AC1900 features the next generation IEEE 802.11AC Wi-Fi standard. It offers data transfer speeds of up to 1.9 Gbps, with 1.3 Gbps over the clearer 5 GHz channel, and 600 Mbps over the 2.4 GHz Channel -- the fastest wireless speeds available on the market today.

With "Beamforming" technology, the router's transmission signal is remarkably enhanced so that even when a user changes location, the router will optimize the data transmission for the best signal strength possible.

Quantenna Powers World's Fastest 802.11ac Dual-Band Wave 2 Router

Quantenna Communications, Inc., a leader in ultra-reliable Wi-Fi networking for whole-home entertainment, and ASUS today at CES announced that Quantenna's award-winning QSR1000 4x4 Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) chipset will power the ASUS RT-AC87U, the world's fastest 802.11ac home router.

The RT-AC87U employs Quantenna's 4x4 MU-MIMO chipset to deliver an unparalleled data throughput speed for the 5 GHz band (1.7 Gbps). Additionally, Quantenna's superior digital beamforming will ensure whole home coverage when streaming rich multimedia, giving consumers the best Wi-Fi experience available. As the only wave 2, 802.11ac router in the market, Quantenna's QSR1000 solution makes the RT-AC87U the only home router that can handle the future connected home bandwidth requirements, future proofing the consumer's investment.

D-Link Adds 11AC Connectivity to Line of Wi-Fi Range Extenders

Eliminating Wi-Fi dead zones and broadening the range of a wireless network, D-Link today announced its latest Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender (DAP-1650) and Wireless AC750 Dual Band Range Extender (DAP-1520). Both extenders offer the latest 11AC Wi-Fi technology and deliver wireless signals to those hard-to-reach areas for seamless video streaming, online gaming and other everyday Internet activities.

For added flexibility, both extenders are backwards compatible, enabling users to extend the reach of their existing 11N as well as 11AC Wi-Fi networks. The new extenders also allow users to add 5GHz connectivity to a single band network with the push of a button.

D-Link Introduces World's First Portable 11AC Router and Charger

D-Link today introduced the world's first portable 11AC router and charger, bringing advanced networking performance and convenience to mobile users. The Wi-Fi AC750 Portable Router and Charger (DIR-510L) offers frequent travelers and mobile users fast speeds and advanced performance, easily turning any connection into a fast 11AC Wi-Fi hotspot to share files, stream media and browse the Internet. For added mobile convenience, the built-in, high-capacity, rechargeable battery allows users to simultaneously charge mobile devices while on-the-go.

The DIR-510L incorporates the latest Wireless AC750 technology for high performance range and data transfer to and from compatible Wi-Fi devices. Leveraging dual band technology to bypass radio congestion and interference, the router can deliver a total of 750 Mbps using the combined bandwidth of its 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. In addition, each band can operate as a separate Wi-Fi network, providing the ability to customize a network according to connectivity needs and even configuring a guest zone to provide Internet access to visitors without providing access to the rest of a network.

HP Launches Trio of All-in-One Desktops

HP today announced sleek, powerful and space-saving all-in-one (AiO) PCs, including the company's first built-for-business Android AiO.
Today's evolving workforce is driven by employees seeking technology that allows them to stay connected to everything that matters. Whether checking work email or browsing Facebook, they demand an experience that is intuitive and simple to use.

HP's sleek, stylish portfolio of business AiO desktops has been enhanced with Android business apps, efficient manageability tools and new security advancements that allow users to connect all of their information seamlessly without sacrificing business productivity.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2 TB Launched

Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) today announced the second generation of its sleek external storage lineup, Seagate Backup Plus Slim. With a svelte compact design and superspeed USB 3.0 interface, the Backup Plus Slim drive is the ideal storage solution to aggregate and back up valued photos, videos and other files despite being spread across numerous devices, social networks and personal computers.

This new offering includes the backup software, Seagate Dashboard, which made the first generation of Seagate Backup Plus drives so popular. The Seagate Dashboard software provides an easy one-click backup solution, but can also be set as a scheduled backup up as needed. Additionally, the Dashboard software will back up Facebook and Flickr albums to ensure that even video and photos shared through these networks are backed up and easy to find. Use the Save and Share features to download and upload content from these social media networks. Even all the photos you have been tagged in can be backed up from your social networks to the drive.

Amped Wireless Unveils Long-range, High Power AC1900 Wi-Fi Router and Extender

Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long-range wireless solutions for the home and office, today unveiled its family of next-generation long-range AC1900 Wi-Fi products. The 802.11ac wireless standard is the world's fastest Wi-Fi, providing gigabit Wi-Fi speeds that allow for web content to download faster, large files to synch quicker, and for HD media to transfer to multiple sources at once with ease. With its new line, Amped Wireless introduces cutting-edge high power technology to provide up to four times more Wi-Fi range and speed for its customers.

"We are very excited to announce the fastest and longest range Wi-Fi router and range extender we have ever developed! Both feature the latest, high power Wi-Fi technology and are packed with high power parts to provide the best Wi-Fi experience ever offered. This means faster streaming, downloading and web browsing with all of your devices, throughout your entire home, backyard, or office," said Jason Owen, CEO of Amped Wireless.

STREAMZ Introduces World's First Smart Streaming Headphones

STREAMZ, a Mozaex spin-off company, announced today it has released the world's first smart streaming headphones called STREAMZ. STREAMZ are breakthrough headphones that allow you to play music and audio from multiple sources, including onboard stored music, streaming online radio, streamed phone music, plus audio from your TV, movie, and game player.

The company will be demonstrating STREAMZ and their BLUWAVS 7.1 HDMI Surround headphones during the 2014 CES Expo, held in Las Vegas from January 7-10, booth #54009 (inside the iLounge of the LVH Hall).
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