Posts Tagged ‘networking’

New arrival: Linksys Velop whole home Wi-Fi mesh system

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Linksys Velop promises to deploy your home Wi-Fi network to the furthest corner and ensure there are no dead Wi-Fi zones. Available from 12 April in Singapore in 1-pack (S$349), 2-pack (S$599), and 3-pack (S$749) configurations.

Sick of poor Wi-Fi signal in your own home? Check this out!

Sick of poor Wi-Fi signal in your own home? Check this out!

Velop is a Tri-Band modular Wi-Fi system that can be installed in various mesh configurations, helping users to get the most out of their broadband subscription by promising 100% of their Internet speed to the edge of their network.

Linksys launched Velop in the Atlas Showroom at Millenia Walk in Singapore.

Singtel Fibre Broadband customers can purchase a 3-pack Velop at $30/month over a 24-month contract.

That works out to S$720 over the 2-year contract.

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IoT: LILEE Systems announces fog computing gateways and cloud network solution for distributed, mobile, and industrial enterprise environments.

Monday, September 19th, 2016

The new TransAir STS Series Gateways and T-Cloud Management Platform combine to offer high-performance IoT (Internet of Things) innovations to new markets.

LILEE STS gateways offer multiple wired and wireless connectivity options and are installed in distributed assets, such as a bus or retail store.

LILEE STS gateways offer multiple wired and wireless connectivity options and are installed in distributed assets, such as a bus or retail store.

LILEE Systems, provider of advanced mobile connectivity solutions and emerging innovator in cloud-based network solutions, announced today its new platform for mobile and fixed distributed enterprises, such as bus fleets and retail franchises, which includes multiple first-to-market capabilities.

“A new generation of intelligent connectivity, provisioning, and management solutions are needed to drive adoption of IoT into a wider range of markets, such as first responders, retail, and smart cities,” said Vikrant Gandhi, industry director of Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) at Frost & Sullivan.

LILEE’s TransAir STS series gateways and T-Cloud platform enable organisations to more rapidly and reliably network, track, control, and interact with their mobile and fixed assets to improve operations and reduce costs.

LILEE STS gateways offer multiple wired and wireless connectivity options and are installed in distributed assets, such as a bus or retail store.

They include an onboard application engine that enables enterprise applications to run in a fog-computing architecture; i.e., integrating on-site and in-cloud computing.

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New arrival: Linksys EA9500, RE7000 & WUSB6100M networking products

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Linksys launches home wireless solutions leveraging next generation Wi-Fi, MU-MIMO & seamless roaming. Prices & availability below.

The new Linksys home wireless networking products shipping in Singapore now.

The new Linksys home wireless networking products shipping in Singapore now.

Linksys has launched in Singapore three new networking products in its MAX-Stream MU-MIMO portfolio.

  1. EA9500 (S$539) – Tri-Band router capable of up to 8 MU-MIMO streams.
  2. RE7000 MU-MIMO (S$199) – range extender with seamless roaming.
  3. WUSB6100M (S$129) – MU-MIMO USB adapter.

As part of its launch, the Linksys EA9500, one of the world’s most powerful routers and winner of the Network World Best of CES 2016, will be made available at a discounted rate of S$100 to Singtel Fibre Broadband customers from 14 July 2016.

“With the rise of bandwidth intensive activities, such as 4K streaming and online gaming, the importance of an efficient and optimized Wi-Fi network is more critical than ever. The Max-Stream family of products provides the broadest array of MU-MIMO capable and enabled products in the marketplace. MU-MIMO enables multiple devices to communicate with the router and/or range extender simultaneously, so the result is a faster and more reliable Wi-Fi,” said Justin Doucette, Senior Director of Product Management at Linksys.

Singtel Fibre Broadband customers can present their latest broadband bill at selected Challenger outlets to enjoy the offer.

This promotion is offered exclusively by Singtel.

The Linksys AC5400 Tri-Band MU-MIMO Router (Max-Stream EA9500) and AC600 MU-MIMO USB Adapter (WUSB6100M) will be available exclusively at Challenger stores and Hachi.Tech from 14 July 2016.

These two products will be available island-wide from 1 August 2016.

The AC1900 MU-MIMO Range Extender with Room to Room Wi-Fi (RE7000) will be available from 1 August 2016.

Challenger will hold a launch offer exclusively for their members – purchase the EA9500 router at a special price of S$499 and get the MU-MIMO USB adapter FREE while stocks last (savings of S$169).

More details from the press release below.

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Kathrein eyeing growth in APAC

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Kathrein, an internationally leading specialist for reliable, high-quality communication technologies, sees APAC at the forefront of the digital revolution and is strengthening its presence in the region.

Ashwini Bakshi, a senior professional with a strong track record in communication technologies, joined Kathrein as Managing Director APAC at the beginning of this year. His mandate is to set up a new regional headquarter in Singapore and to steer business and sales activities in Asia-Pacific.

Ashwini Bakshi, a senior professional with a strong track record in communication technologies, joined Kathrein as Managing Director APAC at the beginning of this year. His mandate is to set up a new regional headquarter in Singapore and to steer business and sales activities in Asia-Pacific.

Kathrein is showcasing its expertise and capabilities in the fields of indoor and broadcast mobile communications, at CommunicAsia, Asia’s largest integrated ICT event (31 May to 3 June 2016).

“We are very excited to be in APAC. Asia-Pacific is one of the most vibrant regions in the world. We have been active in Asia-Pacific for several decades, tracing back to the 1960s when we completed first broadcast projects. More recently, with the onset of mobility, we have been supplying mobile communication antennas to leading network operators in APAC,” says Ashwini Bakshi, Managing Director of Kathrein’s regional operations.

With its passion to connect, Kathrein offers superior value to customers on three levels: technology, business and end-user.

Based on the company’s expertise across multiple segments, the privately-owned company offers the technical capability to master increasing complexity and convergence.

From a business perspective, investments into Kathrein solutions minimise Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) while maximising Total Value of Ownership (TVO).

And finally, being at the sharp edge of the network, Kathrein’s quality and reliability solutions have a strong impact on end-user experience and customer satisfaction.

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New arrival: Linksys EA7500 Max-Stream A1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi router

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

The Linksys Max-Stream AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (EA7500) will launch at Challenger, Hachi.Tech and the PC Show on 2 June 2016 at an SRP of S$329.99. Promotions and specs below.

The next-gen EA7500 Wi-Fi AC1900 Router can connect multiple devices to a network, including multiple 4K and HD video streams simultaneously.

The next-gen EA7500 Wi-Fi AC1900 Router can connect multiple devices to a network, including multiple 4K and HD video streams simultaneously.

The new Linksys AC1900 MU-MIMO router leverages the 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple Input, Multiple Output) technology.

“If you have or are planning to purchase a 4K TV you will need a Max-Stream router to ensure you have a seamless 4K online streaming experience,” said Jaimohan Thampi, head of Linksys BU, International Markets.

The technology helps ensure uninterrupted Wi-Fi connectivity to multiple devices in the home and functions as if multiple devices have their own dedicated router.

With MU-MIMO, the whole household can enjoy 4K and HD TV streaming to multiple devices as well as play video games, listen to music, check email, shop, and more – all at the same time.

Perfect for families with multiple users with their own streaming devices, the Max-Stream AC1900 leverages MU-MIMO functionality which helps make Wi-Fi networks more efficient when delivering high bandwidth 4K streams to multiple devices at the same time.

Promotions

The Linksys Max-Stream EA7500 will be available at the PC Show at an introductory offer of $299. This special deal will also be available for all Challenger Value Club Members.

As part of a special joint launch bundle, Singtel will be offering the Max-Stream EA7500 at a special deal of $229 to all consumers who sign up for their Singtel Broadband Fibre Plans at the PC Show.

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CES 2016: ASUS showcases new monitors, portable projectors, PCs & networking devices

Friday, January 8th, 2016

ASUS showcased its latest lineup of lifestyle devices including the MB169C+ portable monitor, Designo MX Series and MX27UQ monitors, and ZenBeam portable LED projectors. Price and availability TBA.

The new 15.6” ASUS MB169C+ portable USB monitor (left) and the 34-inch Designo MX Series ultra-wide QHD monitor (right) with 2000R curvature.

The new 15.6” ASUS MB169C+ portable USB monitor (left) and the 34-inch Designo MX Series ultra-wide QHD monitor (right) with 2000R curvature.

The MB169C+ is the world’s first 15.6-inch portable companion monitor that uses a single USB Type-C connection for both power and video transmission.

ASUS ZenBeam portable LED projector.

ASUS ZenBeam portable LED projector.

The Designo MX Series is a 34inch, ultra-wide QHD monitor with a 2000R curvature while the Designo MX27UQ is a 27-inch 4K UHD IPS monitor.

The ZenBeam Series of palm-sized, portable LED projectors are designed for mobile devices.

Additional products on display included the VivoMini VC65 Series, VivoMini UN65H and VivoMini VM65N mini PCs, VivoStick PC TS10 stick PC, Chromebit CS10 Chrome OS device, TUF Sabertooth Z170 S motherboard, ASUS Router mobile app, CM-32_AC2600 all-in-one cable modem router, USBAC68 Wi-Fi adapter, XG-D2008 10-Gigabit network switch, and RP-AC68U Wi-Fi repeater.

Below are more details from the press release.

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New arrivals: Linksys WRT004ANT & WRT002ANT router antennas

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Linksys ships its first dual-band omni-directional high-gain antennas for home Wi-Fi networks – the 4-pack WRT004ANT (S$149) and 2-pack WRT002ANT (S$85). Available exclusively at Challenger @ Funan DigitaLife Mall and Challenger.com.

The new Linksys 7dBi omni-directional antenna helps give up to 2x Wi-Fi signal boost.

The new Linksys 7dBi omni-directional antenna helps give up to 2x Wi-Fi signal boost.

The new antennas help improve a router’s overall signal strength and throughput specifically at the edge of a Wi-Fi network, resulting in enhanced Wi-Fi performance.

“Antennas amplify a Wi-Fi signal and improve performance within the coverage area – providing a stronger Wi-Fi signal and throughput.  New antennas like ours will help customers that are looking to improve Wi-Fi throughput at the boundaries of their existing wireless network. In testing conducted by Linksys, the antennas optimised performance best in a single story environment where the router is on the same floor as the primary Wi-Fi usage. If users require signal enhancement on multiple floors, a range extender is more ideal,” explained Mike Chen, vice president of product management and engineering, Linksys.

Compatible with any wireless router that features an RP-SMA connection, these new antennas deliver 4dBi in the 2.4GHz band and 7dBi in the 5 GHz band for up to 2x antenna gain over stock antennas.

A more focused beamwidth also equates to higher throughput and a faster, more seamless online experience for all users.

Easy to install, simply detach an existing router’s factory antennas and replace with the new high-gain antennas.

Upgrading a Wi-Fi router or other device to omni-directional antennas can help improve connectivity with mobile devices in the home and resolve basic signal issues.

However depending on the environment, a repeater or range extender may be needed in order to amplify and relay signals in multi-level homes.

Features of the Linksys WRT004ANT and WRT002ANT Omni-directional High Gain Antennas are summarised below.

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New arrivals: Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Linksys has launched the world’s first MU-MIMO enabled wireless router. Available from 4 August at Challenger and subsequently at other retail stores and online for S$399.

The new Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router (EA8500). RRP in Singapore: S$399.

The new Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router (EA8500). RRP in Singapore: S$399.

The new Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router (EA8500) leverages the 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple Output) technology, which helps ensure uninterrupted Wi-Fi connectivity to all the devices in the home and function as if multiple devices have their own dedicated router.

“MU-MIMO technology revolutionises the wireless experience in the home. The average home has more than 8 devices connecting to the Internet, and they’re not used for just sending emails and tweets. We’re streaming movies and TV shows in high definition, we’re video chatting with our friends and family, and we’re playing video games against competitors around the globe, all on different devices and often at the same time,” said Mike Chen, vice president of product management, Linksys.

With MU-MIMO, the entire household can stream movies, play video games, listen to music, shop, check email and more – all at the same time.

The Linksys EA8500 router incorporates Qualcomm® MU | EFX MU-MIMO technology+, which helps to provide up to 3x faster speeds* compared to current W-Fi.

The combined 2.53 Gbps Wi-Fi speeds (up to 1733 Mbps for 5 GHz and 800 Mbps for 2.4 GHz‡) help minimise buffering and enable faster downloads.

A supercharged 1.4 GHz dual-core CPU and four Gigabit ports offer blazing-fast speeds perfect for heavy-bandwidth wired gaming.

Users can attach devices to the USB 3.0 port and a combo USB 2.0/eSATA port for uninterrupted personal cloud content streaming or to share data across their network.

The four removable external antennas are adjustable for maximum coverage, while beamforming technology concentrates the Wi-Fi signal to each device for stronger, better performance and increased mobile speed and range.

MU-MIMO, or Multi-User, Multi-Input, Multi-Output. Having a MU-MIMO router is like having an individual router dedicated to multiple devices in your home.

MU-MIMO, or Multi-User, Multi-Input, Multi-Output. Having a MU-MIMO router is like having an individual router dedicated to multiple devices in your home.

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New arrivals: Linksys EA9200 with Singtel 1Gbps Fibre Broadband Plan

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

The new Linksys AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router (EA9200) is now available in Singapore at S$399 at Challenger stores, and at other retailers from end-February.

Customers signing up for Singtel’s 1Gbps broadband connection gets a S$100 discount voucher on the EA9200.

“The Linksys EA9200 Tri-Band Router features an innovative Smart Connect technology which automatically balances your devices over the two high-speed 5 GHz bands in real time. It selects the best band for each device, ensuring optimal device performance,” said Mike Chen, vice president product development, Linksys.

“The Linksys EA9200 Tri-Band Router features an innovative Smart Connect technology which automatically balances your devices over the two high-speed 5 GHz bands in real time. It selects the best band for each device, ensuring optimal device performance,” said Mike Chen, vice president product development, Linksys.

The new router promises faster wireless networking speeds for families with multiple internet users and demanding high performance for all their connected devices.

“Linksys is all about quality and performance. Our goal with the EA9200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi router is to enable families who have a lot of devices connect to the internet wirelessly and achieve high performance and speeds. Bundling the EA9200 with Singtel’s 1Gbps fibre plan will enable users to enjoy the benefits of a high speed fibre connection coupled with a high performance router in one sitting.” said Mike Chen, vice president product development, Linksys.

The new EA9200 offers networking speeds up to 3.2 Gbps and is suited for large or small homes or apartment environments that need both performance and range for home networks.

As part of its launch, the EA9200, Linksys’ most powerful product launched to date, is being bundled together with Singtel’s 1Gbps Unlimited Fibre Broadband plan from 6 February, 2014.

The partnership enables customers to experience even faster connection speeds that were previously unavailable to home users and families.

Industry Research firm – IDC, forecasts that by 2017, consumers worldwide will be using 9.8 billion devices capable of connecting to a home network router.

The Linksys EA9200 Tri-Band Router is designed for homes with many connected devices and simultaneous wireless activities – such as multiple computers, smart phones, tablets, gaming consoles, home automation like WEMO and other networked devices.

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New arrivals: Linksys AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router E8350

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Linksys today announced its first 4×4 Wireless AC router aimed at families and gamers. Available in Singapore from 7 November at S$399, exclusively at Challenger.

“We have been working closely with our vendors to design and engineer this router so they have advantages to outperform and provide the value consumers are looking for in high end routers,” said Mike Chen, vice president product management, Linksys.

“We have been working closely with our vendors to design and engineer this router so they have advantages to outperform and provide the value consumers are looking for in high end routers,” said Mike Chen, vice president product management, Linksys.

The E8350 router is targeted at households with multiple internet users as well as single users that use the internet for high bandwidth applications such as gaming or video streaming.

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