The explosion of wireless devices in the home and offices attached with high demand for HD video-based content will continue to composite wireless network loading for years to come. 802.11ac is a new wireless standard designed to meet tomorrow's extreme wireless bandwidth networking needs. TRENDnet is already announcing its next-gen networking products, even though you won’t get to play with them until late this year. The company’s 1300 Mbps Dual Band Wireless AC Router (TEW-811D), and 1300 Mbps Dual Band Wireless AC Media Bridge (TEW-800MB) utilize the new 802.11ac standard, which promises Gigabit Wi-Fi capability.
The router is dual-band, with a 1300Mbps band for high-performance applications and a 450Mbps 802.11n band for everyday networking. The accompanying media bridge supports up to four devices, and both devices feature Wi-Fi Protected Setup, WMM technology for packet prioritization, and Beam Forming technology. There isn’t yet a set price for the router and media bridge, but TRENDnet has them hooked at somewhere in the neighborhood of $200.
TRENDnet Company also publicized the new tiny 500 Mbps Compact Power line AV Adapter (TPL-406E) and the 500 Mbps Compact Power line AV Adapter Kit (TPL-406E2K); these will be presented much earlier, in April. These power line devices feature a Sync button to quickly and easily change encryption keys, and they’re designed to save an energy costs.
The power line adapter will have an MSRP (
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price) of $59.99 when it launches; the adapter
kit, which includes two power line adapters, will be $99.99.