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ASRock Announces Two New Premium Phantom Gaming Z390 Motherboards

The high-end Intel Z390 chipset is entering the next phase of its life cycle. So, just as everyone begins to feel bored with old motherboard designs from last year, ASRock has decided to give gamers and enthusiasts a welcome surprise by introducing the Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 and Z390 Phantom Gaming X, to join the just launched Z390 Steel Legend. ASRock is bringing new life to the Z390 motherboard market with this complete mainstream to high-end product lineup.

Aesthetics are one of the many big improvements in the new Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 and Z390 Phantom Gaming X. Not only is there the cool RGB lighting already built into the motherboard, plus RGB LED headers, but the beautifully designed pre-installed I/O shield reserves more space for fitting tolerances and allows IO shield positional adjustment while installing, thus fitting the chassis perfectly. Unlike most so-called pre-mounted I/O shields that are only decorated with fancy color schemes, ASRock's design can truly improve the whole PC building experience.

ASUS Announces AiMesh AX6100 Wi-Fi System

ASUS today announced the AiMesh AX6100 Wi-Fi System, a complete home mesh Wi-Fi solution consisting of two ASUS RT-AX92U wireless routers.

Featuring the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology, which includes a variety of new technologies that improve Wi-Fi speed and network capacity, the AiMesh AX6100 Wi-Fi System provides extremely fast, stable and strong Wi-Fi connections anywhere in the home as well as future-proof performance and compatibility with current and legacy Wi-Fi devices.

TP-Link Unveils Affordable Deco W2400 Home Wi-Fi Mesh System

TP-Link , a leading global provider of consumer and business networking products, today announced the Deco W2400 Dual Band Whole Home Mesh WiFi System. This 2-pack system provides fast WiFi coverage for your entire home at a budget-friendly price of $99. The Deco W2400 will be sold exclusively at Walmart and Walmart.com, making affordable internet connectivity and reliable mesh technology available to everyone.

"A mesh system is the perfect solution for consumers struggling with WiFi signal who need fast Wi-Fi coverage for their entire home. But, until now, the cost of mesh WiFi has been prohibitively expensive," said Louis Liu, CEO of TP-Link. "That's why we are proud to partner exclusively with Walmart in introducing the Deco W2400 Whole Home Mesh WiFi System. The Deco W2400 delivers fast and stable WiFi throughout the entire home, offering a robust solution at a price everyone can afford."

D‑Link Introduces AC1900, AC2600 and AC3000 Smart Mesh Wi‑Fi Routers

D-Link announces the availability of its all-new Exo Smart Mesh Wi-Fi Router series; a powerful addition to D-Link's portfolio of seamless connection solutions for the home. The series comprises of AC1900 Smart Mesh Wi-Fi Router (DIR-1960), AC2600 Smart Mesh Wi-Fi Router (DIR-2660) and AC3000 Smart Mesh Wi-Fi Router (DIR-3060).

D-Link's next-generation routers offer high-performance Wi-Fi connectivity combined with McAfee protection, providing a faster and more secure home network. The routers all feature a five-year McAfee Secure Home Platform subscription; protecting every device on a connected home network by blocking suspicious connections and access to malicious content. Comprehensive parental controls prevent access to inappropriate content and can be used to set up Wi-Fi schedules. The routers also come with a two-year subscription to McAfee LiveSafe, which allows antivirus software to be installed on an unlimited number of computers, tablets and smartphones.

Rivet Networks Outs Wi-Fi 6-capable Killer AX1650 WLAN NIC

Rivet Networks announced general availability of its Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) capable Killer WiFi 6 AX1650 WLAN network controllers for sale to PC motherboard and notebook manufacturers. The AX1650 is based on Intel "Cyclone Peak" PHY, mated with a custom firmware and drivers by Rivet Networks that are optimized for competitive online multiplayer gaming. The controller supports 2x2 MU-MIMO with 160 MHz channels, delivering up to 2.4 Gbps theoretical maximum WLAN bandwidth over the card's main PCIe gen 3.0 x1. It also supports Bluetooth 5.0 over a separate USB 2.0 connection.

Besides minimizing CPU overhead, Killer drivers provide a highly specialized QoS solution called Killer Intelligence Engine, which shapes the Internet traffic of your game and streaming software ahead of other apps that seek Internet access. Advanced Stream Detect 2.0 can detect Internet traffic from thousands of games and gaming websites to optimize your Internet access on the fly. GameFast Technology works to reduce the Wi-Fi controller's CPU overhead by up to 10 percent compared to other WLAN solutions. The controller is also DoubleShot Pro (teaming) capable. The controller ships in M.2-2230 and 1216 modules, with PCIe and USB interfaces.

EnGenius Introduces New ESR530 Smart Mesh Router Powered by Qualcomm

EnGenius Technologies Inc., a multinational networking manufacturer known for its vast range of sophisticated wireless products expands with a new consumer Wi-Fi networking solution with the long-awaited smart router called ESR530. The wireless smart router provides stable Wi-Fi connections in high-demand home Wi-Fi network environments. The ESR530 utilizes Qualcomm's most recent consumer technology and is specially built to easily transfer data through known Wi-Fi signal structural impediments. The ESR530 is built to empower smart homes and comes with a simplified configuration, deployment, remote cloud storage, and recovery capabilities. The latest product by EnGenius is a direct solution for budget-conscious families who want reliable single-network Wi-Fi signal delivered to every part of their home.

Intel Unveils Wi-Fi 6 AX200 "Cyclone Peak" WLAN NIC

Intel formally launched the Wi-Fi 6 AX200 client-segment WLAN card for notebooks and PC motherboards in the M.2-2230 and M.2-1216 form-factors, based on the "Cyclone Peak" PHY powering the Wireless AX-22260 NIC family. The card interfaces with its host over PCI-Express 3.0 x1 and USB 2.0, for the Wi-Fi and integrated Bluetooth interfaces, respectively. As a Wi-Fi 6 adapter, it supports 802.11ax over 2x2 MU-MIMO antennae, and peak bandwidth of 2.4 Gbps, with support for both the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands. The Bluetooth interface is version 5.0.

TP-Link Introduces New Line of Value Packed Archer A Series Routers

TP-Link , a leading global provider of consumer and business networking products, today unveiled a full product line of Archer A Series Wi-Fi routers, the latest additions to TP-Link's lineup of affordable, cutting-edge networking solutions. Priced from 20 to 30 percent lower than other brands, the new line of Archer A series Wi-Fi routers offers unbeatable value and is one of the most complete Wi-Fi offerings in the marketplace.

"Our new family of Archer A Series routers is one of our most exciting and budget-friendly product lines to date, with Archer A7 already leading the way as one of the best-selling routers on Amazon," said Louis Liu, CEO at TP-Link USA. "These state-of-the-art routers offer a fast, reliable Wi-Fi experience and are the ideal choice for demanding customers that require the highest performance at the lowest possible price. With numerous products and pricing options, there is TP-Link Archer A Series router for every taste and every budget. It's this commitment to value that has made TP-Link No. 1 in Wi-Fi markeshare worldwide."

Intel Readies "Cyclone Peak" Wireless-AX 22260 WLAN Cards

Intel is giving finishing touches to its new family of compact WLAN cards for portables and motherboards, under the "Cyclone Peak" family. These include the Wireless-AX 22260 sold under Intel's main brand, and two re-branded or differentiated products by RivetNetworks: Killer Wireless-AX 1650x (22260NGW), and Killer Wireless-AX 1650W (22260D2W). Device IDs for these cards were recently added to the IWLWIFI repository by Intel software teams. "Cyclone Peak" offers 802.11ax Wi-Fi connectivity, in addition to Bluetooth 5. 802.11ax provides about 37 percent higher data-rate than 802.11ac, but improved effective bandwidth due to better spectrum utilization.

Touring NETGEAR at CES 2019: Wi-Fi 6 Takes Center Stage!

The gift that is CES keeps on giving! We go over the NETGEAR suite, and it was more of an entire floor, in this article with the company showing off their involvement in every networking sector imaginable- the professional environment, consumer and retail networking solutions, and smart home devices. Indeed, stepping off the elevator itself led to a hallway lined with Meural canvasses, which are very well built frames that have an integrated display to show off images of your choosing. This public hallway had generation 2.0 canvasses, with the new-for-CES generation 3.0 series inside the show room that encompasses four different frame options in two different sizes- the currently available 27" version, and the newer 21.5" size for those wanting something smaller.

Meural canvasses can be used in landscape or portrait configurations, and supports a library of over 30,000 curated art images at an optional membership cost of $49.95/year. The new generation is available from August 2019, with the new screens having a wider color gamut and a truer-to-life display, that was impressive. These are definitely for a niche audience, however, but I can appreciate NETGEAR wanting to provide more use cases for their networking solutions. The current Gen 2.0 27" canvas starts at $595 (dimensions with the frame are larger than 27"), and an optional pivoting stand with more display I/O options is an additional $49.95 for when you want to have your own images connected to it. For the rest of the tour, be sure to read past the break!

Gryphon Shows off Their Security-focused Mesh Networking Routers at CES 2019

Gryphon Online Safety, Inc. is a 2-year old company that, by its very name, hints strongly towards the product lineup and design philosophy. We met the CEO and CTO of the company at their booth at CES 2019, and were greeted by the Gryphon router that was built with content filtering and online secutiry in mind. They have nearly five decades of combined experience behind the Gryphon, leveraging manufacturing in China, software teams in India, and customer support in the USA to deliver a user-friendly router and mobile app which also supports mesh networking.

The Gryphon was designed with the intention of fitting in a living room, with the sharp looks akin more to a trophy or showpiece. It definitely caught our eye, especially given how hard it is to carve out a unique look with routers these days without looking like an alien artifact. The router is rated for AC3000 operation with one 2.4 GHz band for Wireless N and two 5 GHz bands for Wireless AC networking, with the second 5 GHz band being a dedicated backhaul akin to the NETGEAR Orbi to make full use of the mesh networking feature without losing performance when connected to the satellite unit. The mobile app especially makes it very handy for the average end user to allow, and control, content to their desire. We will have a full review of the Gryphon networking solution on TechPowerUp sooner than later, but for those interested, there is more information to be found on their website. The Gryphon retails for ~$215 for a single unit, and $400 for a twin-pack.

Announcing the ASUS Chromebook Education Series

Today marks the debut of the ASUS Chromebook Education series that provides lightweight, ruggedized Chrome OS computer solutions for educational use, and continues the ASUS commitment of providing an extensive range of innovative products and services for the education sector.

The series includes two traditional clamshell laptops - the 11.6-inch ASUS Chromebook C204 and the 14-inch ASUS Chromebook C403 - and the 14-inch ASUS Chromebook Flip C214 convertible. There's also a brand-new form factor introduced, with the ASUS Chromebook Tablet CT100, a stunning 9.7-inch QXGA wide-angle touch-display tablet. The new series features durability, spill- and tamper-resistant keyboards and all-around rubber bumpers to withstand the rigors that electronics often face in schools. This lineup provides educators and parents with a full-range of lightweight, ruggedized options that can cater to their specific curriculum choices and unleash the creativity and productivity of their students. The new ASUS Chromebook Education series will be available in the coming months with configurations, pricing, and availability to be announced at launch.

EnGenius Launches an Affordable Consumer Wi-Fi Mesh Network System called MESHdot Kit

EnGenius Technologies Inc., a multinational networking company known for offering a vast range of quality networking solutions for both consumers and businesses, is pleased to announce the long-awaited Wi-Fi mesh network system called MESHdot Kit. The bundle comes with an elegant wireless mesh router called EMR3500, and MESHdot (EMD11), one of the smallest AC1300 mesh nodes in the world. Both products included in the MESHdot Kit bundle are powered by some of Qualcomm's latest consumer technology. The new Wi-Fi mesh network system is easy to set up and is a direct solution for budget-conscious families wanting to enjoy spotless single-network Wi-Fi signal across the entire house and backyard without breaking the bank.

Available to both Android and Apple devices, the new intuitive specially build EnMesh app makes the process of setting up a sophisticated and reliable Wi-Fi mesh network as easy as apple pie. It only takes a few minutes to create a robust Wi-Fi network and never experience home Wi-Fi connectivity issues ever again. The slick EnGenius AC1300 mesh router EMR3500 comes with built-in 360° high-performance antenna, and the plug-and-play compact MESHdot gives consumers flexibility to cover spotty Wi-Fi areas making sure the home network covers every corner of the entire house. Designed to please the eye and combined with a power plug, EnGenius MESHdot provides high-speed performance perfect for smooth streaming of up to 4K Ultra HD videos, online gaming with support for latest generation consoles, and stable connection powered by EnMesh wireless link technology. The elegant EMR3500 router supports up to eight nodes in the same network making it possible for consumers to build a mesh network robust enough to bring lag-free internet to thousands square feet of living space within a single network.

TP-Link Introduces Archer AX6000 and AX11000 802.11ax Wi-Fi Routers

TP-Link , a leading global provider of consumer and business networking products, today unveiled two new groundbreaking WiFi routers-the Archer AX6000 and the Archer AX11000. Both routers support the new 802.11ax wireless standard, also known as WiFi 6. The revolutionary 802.11ax standard features advanced technologies such as OFDMA, AX MU-MIMO, 160MHz channel and 1024 QAM to vastly improve network capacity and efficiency, aiming to support more devices with faster speed.

The Archer AX6000 is TP-Link's first 802.11ax WiFi router. It is designed to speed up your connection and serve more devices simultaneously-making it the perfect router for your modern home or office whether you're streaming 4k/8k movies, online gaming, experiencing VR, or engaging with your smart devices.

Synology Showcases New Mesh Router and Enterprise Data Backup Solution

Synology Inc., a leading maker of network-attached storage, video surveillance and networking products, unveiled the company's latest hardware and software innovations at their annual event Synology 2019 in New York. Synology debuted its first mesh Wi-Fi router, MR2200ac, along with the updated Synology Router Manager (SRM) 1.2. Another focus of the event was Synology's new enterprise-level data protection solution, Active Backup for Business.

Synology's first mesh router, MR2200ac, comes with a Qualcomm IPQ4019 quad-core CPU, tri-band Wi-Fi, and the latest version of its operating system SRM 1.2, which includes more granular configurations, such as user profile creation, detailed traffic management, advanced web filters, and whitelisting features aimed at providing tools for users to further understand, monitor and protect their network. The MR2200ac can work alone as a single router or be added to a RT2600ac or additional MR2200ac units to extend Wi-Fi coverage.

Welcome Wi-Fi 6, Goodbye 802.11ax: The Wi-Fi Alliance Reveals A New, Clearer Naming Scheme

Many of our readers would probably have no problem identifying the type of connectivity offered by Wi-Fi standards such as 802.11ac or 802.11n, but for many other users those differences have never been too clear.

That's precisely what the Wi-Fi Alliance, the organization that defines these standards, wanted to solve. In an official announcement, this body has revealed the new scheme to name Wi-Fi versions. The new names will make those versions much more easily differentiated both by manufacturers and especially by users.

IBASE Reveals Digital Signage PC with NVIDIA MXM Graphics Cards

BASE Technology Inc., one of the world's leading manufacturers of innovative and high-performance digital signage systems, reveals its latest SI-614 digital signage player based on 7th Gen Intel Core desktop processors and supporting NVIDIA MXM GeForce GTX 10 Series graphics cards that feature amazing speed, power efficiency and with 3X the performance of previous-generation graphics cards.

The SI-614 digital signage player is designed for digital signage applications within hospitality, retail and education sectors to empower the establishments to connect and communicate with their guests, customers and audience, reliably delivering high-quality live video and digital signage content. The standard SI-614 signage player is powered by a 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7500 processor with a NVIDIA MXM NV1050 graphics card integrated with 4GB GDDR5 128bit memory, 16GB DDR4 memory and a 128GB 2.5-inch SSD storage device.

Intel Announces 8th Gen Core Processors for Ultrabooks and Notebooks

Intel today announced additions to the 8th Gen Intel Core processor family: The U-series (formerly code-named Whiskey Lake) and Y-series (formerly code-named Amber Lake) are optimized for connectivity in thin, light laptops and 2 in 1s for the first time, while also providing ultimate mobile performance and long battery life.

"The new 8th Gen Intel Core processors extend once again our leadership in delivering exceptional performance. Now with Gigabit Wi-Fi, we've enabled faster PC connectivity, added more intuitive voice experiences and enabled longer battery life needed for the next wave of mobile computing," said Chris Walker, vice president of the Client Computing Group and general manager of Intel Mobile Client Platform.

TP-Link Announces Archer C2700 Router Powered by Intel Components

TP-Link , a leading global provider of consumer and business networking products, today announced the upcoming launch of the Archer C2700, a next level AC2600 Dual-Band WiFi Router that utilizes Intel technology to provide lightning-fast WiFi at speeds up to 1733 Mbps on the 5 GHz band and 800 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band.

As leaders in their respective industries of networking and computing, TP-Link worked closely with Intel to develop the Archer C2700, which is the first in a portfolio of TP-Link routers that will use Intel technology. "By relying on Intel's extensive processing expertise when building this router, we've managed to optimize the router signal so that multiple devices can receive a smooth uninterrupted signal without any loss of performance," said Louis Liu, CEO of TP-Link USA Corporation.

Shuttle Slim Series of Versatile Dual 4K PC Launched

Shuttle Inc., the global leader in small form factor computer technology, today announced the latest generation of its slim mini-PC series, the XH310/XH310V. The XH310 series packs Intel Coffee Lake technology, dual monitor support, and expandable drive capacity in a 3-liter small form factor chassis.

Equipped with the Intel H310 chipset and the LGA 1151v2 socket, the XH310 series supports the new wave of 8th Generation Intel Core , Pentium or Celeron processor with integrated UHD graphics; it's able to deliver multi-core performance and fulfill needs for demanding computation tasks.

Wi-Fi Alliance Introduces Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WPA3 Security

Wi-Fi Alliance introduces Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WPA3 , the next generation of Wi-Fi security, bringing new capabilities to enhance Wi-Fi protections in personal and enterprise networks. Building on the widespread adoption of WPA2 over more than a decade, WPA3 adds new features to simplify Wi-Fi security, enable more robust authentication, and deliver increased cryptographic strength for highly sensitive data markets. As the Wi-Fi industry transitions to WPA3 security, WPA2 devices will continue to interoperate and provide recognized security.

WPA3 security continues to support the market through two distinct modes of operation: WPA3-Personal and WPA3-Enterprise. All WPA3 networks use the latest security methods, disallow outdated legacy protocols, and require use of Protected Management Frames (PMF) to maintain resiliency of mission critical networks. Key capabilities of WPA3 include:
  • WPA3-Personal: more resilient, password-based authentication even when users choose passwords that fall short of typical complexity recommendations. WPA3 leverages Simultaneous Authentication of Equals (SAE), a secure key establishment protocol between devices, to provide stronger protections for users against password guessing attempts by third parties.
  • WPA3-Enterprise: offers the equivalent of 192-bit cryptographic strength, providing additional protections for networks transmitting sensitive data, such as government or finance. The 192-bit security suite ensures a consistent combination of cryptographic tools are deployed across WPA3 networks.

TP-Link Announces the Deco M9 Plus Tri-band Mesh Wi-Fi 2-Pack System

TP-Link , a leading global provider of consumer and business networking products, today announced availability of the Deco M9 Plus Tri-band Mesh Wi-Fi 2-Pack System, the newest addition to the brand's lineup of mesh solutions. TP-Link's Deco M9 Plus features AC2200 speeds and tri-band Wi-Fi with dedicated backhaul to deliver fast, dependable connections to more than 100 devices throughout your entire home while doubling as a smart home hub for your IoT devices.

"From everyday activities like streaming Netflix and using smart voice assistants, to occasional video chats with friends or online gaming, our home lives are more connected than ever before," said Derrick Wang, director of product management at TP-Link USA Corp. "Today, families need Wi-Fi systems that can support the higher demands put on their network, delivering reliable performance in every room of the home. Deco M9 Plus is a powerful solution designed to meet the Wi-Fi needs of the modern smart home."

Marvell Debuts Industry's First 802.11ax Concurrent Dual Wi-Fi Solution

Marvell, a leader in storage, networking, and connectivity semiconductor solutions today introduced the industry's first high-efficiency wireless 802.11ax solution with 2x2 plus 2x2 concurrent dual Wi-Fi , dual-mode Bluetooth 5/Bluetooth Low Energy and 802.11p for connected vehicles. The new 88Q9098 combo solution enables gigabit-level performance, superior reliability, and enhanced security for the car and extends Marvell's leadership in providing comprehensive 802.11ax solutions. Marvell's innovative concurrent dual Wi-Fi architecture sets a new technology precedent, integrating two complete Wi-Fi subsystems into a single SoC, and enabling two independent 2x2 data streams to run concurrently and at full throughput. One use case demanding this capability is when one Wi-Fi radio is dedicated to mobile phone projection while the other is streaming video to and from mobile/accessory devices in the car. The 88Q9098 enables reuse of a single solution across infotainment and telematics applications, delivering market-leading multimedia streaming, secure over-the-air updates, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication and hot-spot functionality.

D-Link Announces the 3-pack Dual-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System

D-Link today announced the next generation Covr whole home Wi-Fi solution - the 3-pack Dual-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System (COVR-C1203). This simple, intelligent solution offers a scalable mesh wireless network for ultra-fast speeds and seamless coverage making it a perfect fit for today's modern home. Featuring a warm and home-friendly design, it blankets every square inch of the home with high speed AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi.

"With this new addition to our Covr lineup, we are bridging the gap between mesh networking early adopters and general, everyday users," said Nima Jamshidi, senior product line manager, D-Link Systems. "The new Covr Dual-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System allows consumers to enjoy stable, consistent, and seamless Wi-Fi no matter the size or shape of their home."

TP-Link Unveils the Archer A7 AC1750 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router

TP-Link, a leading global provider of consumer and business networking products, today unveiled the Archer A7 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router, the latest addition to the brand's lineup of affordable networking solutions. The Archer A7 provides families with a quality Wi-Fi router that doesn't skimp on the features, providing dual band AC1750 speeds for fast lag-free gaming, 4k video streaming and internet surfing experience for any budget. TP-Link Archer A7 routers are now exclusively available for purchase through Amazon.

"TP-Link aims to provide products that are designed to fit your needs, and the Archer A7 is truly a 'one size fits most' router at a price that can't be beat in today's marketplace," said Derrick Wang, director of product management for TP-Link USA Corporation. "The Archer A7 is powerful enough that it will maintain a strong signal and stable performance throughout your home, keeping all of your devices connected."
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