EnGenius Technologies (News - Alert), Inc. recently launched its Dual-Band Wireless-N 900 Media Router, which is optimized for streaming and sharing HD media with Gigabit and USB Ports to enrich home entertainment experience throughout the connected home.
Established in 1999, EnGenius Technologies is an industry expert in wireless communications and radio frequency (RF) technology and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Senao Networks, a Taiwan RF communications manufacturing company. "Affordable Long-Range Wireless" communication solutions were pioneered by EnGenius. It creates versatile, feature-rich, business-class and affordable wireless voice and data products for home, SOHO and SMB use.
The EIR900 is an intelligent high-bandwidth router that uses both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands to deliver wireless speeds up to 900Mbps. It is equipped with Gigabit WAN port and a four-port Gigabit switch that connect entertainment components such as DVRs, game consoles, Blu-ray players, and HDTVs to the network quickly and easily via high-speed wired or wireless connections. EIR900 truly expands and enriches the home entertainment experience for the user by connecting different entertainment devices to the fast-growing array of internet-based online entertainment.
EIR900 is equipped with two USB 2.0 ports. It is also a Network Attached Storage platform through which the user can stream stored video and music content to any of the DLNA supported device. The router is optimized with QoS, Quality-of-service engine that prioritizes media and other bandwidth-intensive content from internet and the home network to ensure jitter-free experience of digital content.
"The exponential growth of cloud-based content accessed through services like Netflix and Hulu (News - Alert) is creating a paradigm shift in the way that consumers access and enjoy the various forms of video and audio entertainment in the home," explained Eric Chen, product manager at EnGenius. "No longer is it acceptable to simply be able to access Internet-based content from the home network - the network infrastructure needs to be able to access the content, ensure the quality of service required to prioritize the content correctly on the network, and deliver it at a high rate of speed to the various multimedia devices to provide a cable-quality entertainment experience. The new EIR900 is designed specifically for this purpose and is engineered to enable the next-generation of digital entertainment in the connected home."
In order to protect the network and connected devices from unauthorized access, EIR900 incorporates a robust set of security features that include SPI firewall, WPA/WPA2 encryption and MAC address filtering. Up to eight SSIDs-four on each frequency can be established by users to provide guests access to the internet and devices like printers. The sensitive information stored on networked computers and hard drives remain protected. Remote workers can securely connect to a corporate office network from home with IPsec VPN support.
The EIR900 will be available in early November 2012 in North America via authorized distributors and value-added resellers.
Edited by Rich Steeves