Logitech adds night vision to Alert security camera range
Logitech has revealed two new items in their Alert video security system range. The 750n indoor master system is a complete surveillance system in a box with powerful HD night vision capabilities, while the 700n indoor add-on offers an extra camera to the HomePlug-powered security system. The new system follows on from their earlier 750 and 750i security system releases.
Linksys Powerline AV gets 3 new models
Cisco's Linksys badge brought out three new powerline networking kits for those who prefer or need mostly wired links. The PLEK400 one-port kit, PLSK400 four-port kit, and PLW400 wireless extender all run on the HomePlug standard and can reach up to 200Mbps. Linksys is vowing a small design that makes it practical to hook up other devices to the local wall outlet.
Atheros intros three powerline/Wi-Fi routers
Atheros Communications will release three hybrid home networking hardware designs that use Wi-Fi, powerline and Ethernet connections. These are said to extend both range and bandwidth of home networks, and include a mix of Atheros chips and Intellon's, which was bought by Atheros in the fall of last year. Intellon makes powerline chips, while Atheros is known for Wi-Fi hardware.
Kit geared for home theater, data networking
Western Digital has introduced the Livewire Powerline AV kit, a HomePlug AV-compatible networking system that sends data throughout a home via electrical outlets. The system provides a way for users to configure a high speed network without running wires or relying on Wi-Fi signals.
Logitech intros Alert video security systems
Logitech is getting into digital video security systems, as it has introduced two such systems, the Alert 750i Master System and the weatherproof and night-vision capable Alert 750e Outdoor Master System. Each includes one HD camera, software and the ability to view the feed from any browser on a Mac or PC, or on their smartphones. The company will offer a premium Web and Mobile Commander service that will let user watch video that is recorded and stored on the camera and manage settings from the web or their smartphones.
HomePlug reveals specs of AV2 powerline spec
The HomePlug Powerline Alliance on Thursday explained advancements to its HomePlug AV2 specification for networking. The alliance's Technical Working Group has brought MIMO technology to the Powerline systems for faster speeds and range, increased Medium Access Control (MAC) efficiency and promised to increase operating spectrum. AV2 can further extend coverage by repeating and routing technology in networks of three or more nodes.
Belkin Powerline and 11n
Belkin today launched sweeping changes to its network routers, starting with a new set of routers for Ethernet networking over a home's power grid. The Powerline series supplies speeds between 85Mbps and 200Mbps depending on the model, giving enough speed for faster Internet connections and streaming video at distances up to 300 meters away without the lag associated with wireless. All also support AES encryption to prevent outsiders from tapping into the network without permission.