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Broadcom Doubles Wi-Fi Speeds with First Six Stream 802.11ac MIMO Platform

Broadcom Corporation, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today introduced the industry's first six stream 802.11ac MIMO platform for home networks. Broadcom's 5G WiFi XStream is up to 50 percent faster than MU-MIMO routers and gateways. The new platform has twice the bandwidth of existing 802.11ac routers and gateways, and provides advanced software to double performance of today's best-selling Wi-Fi devices for high-definition (HD) streaming and data consumption. By offering Wi-Fi data rates up to 3.2 Gbps, Broadcom's 5G WiFi XStream delivers an ideal experience for users who are simultaneously consuming more data, connecting Internet of Things devices and streaming HD content to multiple screens.

Broadcom's Intelligent Quality of Service (iQoS) advanced software identifies incoming traffic and allocates bandwidth so that applications like Netflix or YouTube get the highest priority while other applications, like file downloads, run at a lower priority. Broadcom's SmartConnect software automatically ensures that 802.11ac devices in the home are not sharing airtime with slower Wi-Fi devices. This process doubles the performance of all devices in the network.

Toshiba Announces Completely Redesigned Performance Laptops

Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced its completely redesigned line of its all-purpose performance laptops - the ultra-slim 15.6-inch Satellite S55, desktop replacement 17.3-inch Satellite S75 and highly mobile 14-inch Satellite E45. The laptops deliver powerful capabilities in a premium design built to increase productivity and provide an excellent entertainment experience.

"These new laptops are designed to give power users and entertainment enthusiasts the power and versatility to do more with their laptop," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "Full-featured, completely customizable with an all-new stunning design, these laptops provide the ultimate audio and visual experience for movies, games and more."

Toshiba Unveils New 4K Ultra HD Laptop

Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today unveiled its new Satellite P55t, featuring one of the world's first 4K Ultra HD display in a laptop and the world's first to earn Technicolor Color Certification. Ideal for visual creative professionals and multimedia enthusiasts, the Satellite P55t is designed to take on the most intensive computing demands and display unprecedented imagery.

"Creative professionals are embracing 4K Ultra HD as it enables a whole new level of media creation that draws viewers in with amazing detail and clarity," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "Until now, media creators have been unable to have this combination of performance and display capabilities in a mobile solution and we applied years of experience and engineering resources to make it a reality."

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."

D-Link Now Shipping the DAP-1520 11AC WiFi Range Extender

D-Link today announced that the new Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender (DAP-1520) is now shipping. Designed to easily eliminate Wi-Fi dead zones, this latest addition to the D-Link family of networking solutions is ideal for bringing wireless coverage to hard-to-reach areas in the home like basements, upstairs bedrooms and outdoor areas. The compact Range Extender provides wireless speeds of up to 750 Mbps, perfect for seamless web browsing and high bandwidth Internet activities like HD video streaming and online gaming.

"As the number of mobile devices in a household increases and we spend more time online, more and more consumers are looking to extend their Wi-Fi coverage and solve the problem of the dreaded dead zone in the home," said Daniel Kelley, vice president of marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. "Our new Wi-Fi Range Extender not only works with virtually any wireless router brand to extend an existing 802.11g, 11n or 11ac network, it does so with the push of a button and can be configured using a mobile device, without the need for a PC. One can simply plug the extender into a wall socket within range of a current wireless signal, and instantly expand the wireless network to the furthest corners of the home."

Toshiba Debuts the Upgraded Satellite L Series

Toshiba UK today announces its latest L Series laptops - the 39.6 cm (15.6") Satellite L50/L50D and the 43.9 cm (17.3") Satellite L70. With an extensive range of multimedia features and design options, these models offers a wide choice to make the most of their entertainment experience or maximise their working life - whether it's through a touchscreen on the L50/L50D, larger screens, the addition of Skullcandy-tuned speakers, Full HD display or a choice of colours.

Big on entertainment, in any size
With a slim profile of only 23.5 mm and with five elegant colours to choose from, the sleek Satellite L50/L50D was designed to be taken anywhere - making it ideal for users who want a stylish laptop for work and entertainment. The Satellite L50t offers a 10-point touchscreen option for hands-on interactivity with the intuitive Windows 8.1 operating system, so users can easily access documents and navigate around their chosen programmes.

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.

ZOTAC Announces New ZBOX E-Series and ZBOX nano Mini PCs

ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today starts CeBIT 2014 with a pair of new ZBOX E-series gaming mini-PCs and the palm-size ZBOX nano AQ02 series. The new ZOTAC ZBOX E-series gaming mini-PCs incorporate Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics to deliver an excellent gaming experience in a small form factor while the ZBOX nano AQ02 series takes advantage of an AMD A8 series APU for a perfect combination of performance and energy-efficiency.

"We've always wanted to create a ZBOX that delivers a good gaming experience but couldn't strike the right balance between size, performance, heat dissipation and energy consumption. Intel's latest Haswell architecture with quad-cores and Iris Pro 5200 graphics hits that sweet spot we need to fit in a ZBOX chassis," said Carsten Berger, senior director, ZOTAC International. "The new ZBOX E-series will deliver a smooth medium quality gaming experience and be perfect for LAN party-goers and gamers that want a compact gaming system."

TRENDnet Ships Extreme Performance AC1900 Wireless Router

TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of the extreme performance AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Router, model TEW-818DRU -- which offers unmatched performance, powered by a 1 GHz processor, high power radio amplifiers for extended wireless coverage, and Gigabit Wireless AC networking speeds. The TEW-818DRU is designed to provide the optimum wireless experience in a busy connected home.

TRENDnet's TEW-818DRU creates two extreme performance wireless networks -- an ultimate performance 1.3 Gigabits per second (Gbps) Wireless AC network, to connect all Wireless AC devices over the fastest wireless speeds available today; and an extreme performance 600 Megabits per second (Mbps) Wireless N band, to connect everyday wireless devices such as tablets, smart phones, and computers.

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."

NETGEAR Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

NETGEAR, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013.

Net revenue for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013 was $356.6 million, as compared to $310.4 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012, and $361.9 million in the third quarter ended September 29, 2013. Net income, computed in accordance with GAAP, for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $11.4 million, or $0.30 per diluted share. This compared to GAAP net income of $16.1 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2012, and GAAP net income of $14.5 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2013.

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.

ZOTAC TurboBoosts 4th Generation Intel Core ZBOX nano Series

ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today turbo boosts the 4th Generation Intel Core ZBOX nano series with the new ZBOX ID68 and ID69 series mini-PCs. The new ZBOX nano duo integrate Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors with Intel Turbo Boost technology to take the palm-sized form factor to new performance heights.

"The new ZBOX nano ID68 and ID69 series are our most powerful palm-sized mini-PCs yet. The addition of Intel Turbo Boost technology enables the two ZBOX nano ID68 and ID69 series to deliver performance comparable to much larger systems while consuming much less energy," said Carsten Berger, senior director, ZOTAC international.

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.

ZOTAC Releases New ZBOX nano ID67 Series

ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards, mini-PCs and accessories, today releases the new ZBOX nano ID67 series with 4th Generation Intel Core technology. The new ZOTAC ZBOX nano ID67 series incorporates the latest Intel Core i3 4010U processor for great day-to-day performance and excellent energy efficiency.

"Our engineers continue to boost performance of our ZBOX mini-PCs. The latest ZBOX nano ID67 series raises the bar for CPU and GPU performance for that class and form factor," said Carsten Berger, senior director, ZOTAC International. "It's amazing what kind of performance we're able to extract out of such a tiny form factor."

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.

MAINGEAR Unveils the Small and Mighty SPARK Steambox PC

MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, and workstations is announcing their Steambox solution with the new SPARK as the perfect performance small form factor PC solution for gamers and PC enthusiasts alike. It boasts top tier hardware such as AMD A8 and AMD Radeon R9 graphics with plenty of storage in its thin and streamline design.

Size Matters
MAINGEAR's SPARK steambox PC offers a small and powerful small form factor that weighs less than one pound and is smaller than a DVD case. With a small footprint of just 4.5" width x 4.23" Depth and 2.34" in Height, the SPARK is the smallest gaming PC solution MAINGEAR has ever offered. With this tiny size, this PC is extremely versatile and can easily be placed in a multimedia environment such as a living room without taking a large amount of space or brought to a LAN party for easy travel and setup.

ASUS Debuts the Transformer Book Duet Dual-OS Laptop/Tablet Convertible

ASUS today announced Transformer Book Duet (TD300), the world's first quad-mode, dual-OS laptop and tablet convertible that allows users to switch between Windows and Android in either laptop or tablet modes with just a single push of the Instant Switch button or a virtual key on the tablet. With a powerful Intel Core i7 processor at its heart, Transformer Book Duet runs up to twice as fast as existing tablets based on ARM processors. ASUS SonicMaster technology and dual speakers ensure that Transformer Book Duet delivers incredible audio for immersive entertainment.

Quad-mode, dual-OS laptop and tablet with Instant Switch
ASUS Transformer Book Duet (TD300) is an extremely capable device that is able to function as an Android or Windows 8.1 tablet or notebook. Users can simply switch operating systems with a single push of the Instant Switch button or a virtual key on the tablet.

TP-LINK Also Launches AC1750 Enterprise Dual Band WiFi Access Point

TP-LINK, a global provider of networking products, today announced its first AC1750 Enterprise Dual Band WiFi Access Point with Power over Ethernet (PoE), the EAP320. This AP supports the latest 802.11ac standard, providing up to 1750 Mbps of available bandwidth with simultaneous 2.4 GHz 450 Mbps and 5 GHz 1300 Mbps.

With the 802.11ac standard, the EAP320 can support an impressive number of bandwidth-intensive and latency-sensitive applications while its PoE capability allows for flexible deployment without the need to run additional electrical wiring.

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.

NETGEAR Announces Two New AC WiFi Range Extenders

NETGEAR, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced the availability of two new WiFi range extenders that are also 2014 CES Innovations Award honorees. NETGEAR AC750 WiFi Range Extender (EX6100) (www.netgear.com/ex6100) and AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender (EX6200) (www.netgear.com/ex6200) are ideal for delivering next-generation WiFi performance for the new mobile devices demanding WiFi throughout the home. Both extenders support older a/b/g/n WiFi devices while providing additional performance to the latest 802.11ac WiFi devices.

The NETGEAR AC750 WiFi Range Extender and AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender have been recognized by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) for outstanding design and exceptional engineering in the home networking category. Both extenders will be highlighted in the Innovations Showcase of the 2014 International CES event in Las Vegas this week.

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.

Linksys Unveils the WRT1900AC Wireless Router

Linksys today announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, that it is bringing back the heritage of the best-selling router of all time - the Linksys WRT54G but updated and modernized it with the most leading edge available Wireless-AC technology on the market.

The new Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Wi-Fi Router is inspired by the original WRT54G iconic blue/black stackable form factor but with a modernized spin as well as more powerful hardware such as a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, four removable antennas (instead of the standard three) and eSata and USB 2.0/3.0 connectivity ports. The new WRT1900AC ships with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi set-up and management tools and will be the first Linksys router to include the Network Map feature. Linksys has also been working with the OpenWRT community to make an open source firmware downloadable when product is available.

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.
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