The NETGEAR Wall Socket WN3000RP Wi-Fi Range Extender

Wi-Fi range extender

If you have a weak WiFi signal in some rooms of your apartment of house new NETGEAR Wall Socket WN3000RP Wi-Fi Range Extender will help you to solve that problem. It’s plug into electrical socket and almost plug-n-play in case of your router supports “Push ‘N’ Connect” technology. Just press the “Push ‘N’ Connect” button on your extender and it’ll be pared with router automatically.

The Wi-Fi Range Extender supports WEP, WPA, WPA2 and also can be used as a wireless bridg in case of connection via Ethernet. The price of the WN3000RP is $89.99. But you may find it on Amazon for $75 only!

[via eHomeUpgrade]

The Digital Entertainment Network Solution

DigitaLife System

Dedicated Devices, Inc. puts together new DigitaLife Server 300 and DigitaLife Storage 300 products to produce DigitaLife System, the first digital home entertainment and network solution that is designed specifically to be built into new homes.

Key system features include:

  • Centralized management, distribution and control of digital content, in all of the most popular formats, to anywhere in the house.
  • Convenient private home network for sharing internet access, files, printers and other equipment throughout the home.
  • Built-in residential gateway to the internet.
  • Handles up to 8 streams of audio and photos, or 4 streams of video, independently and simultaneously.
  • ActivLink software that automates the copying of digital media files to the DigitaLife Server.
  • Gracenote Media Management software, which automatically names and categorizes a music collection by artist, album and genre.
  • Network Manager, a browser-based control console for managing network and media settings.
  • Support for IP/network cameras

The DigitaLife System looks cool but it covers only entertainment area of smart home and maybe security a bit (support of IP/network cameras). So, you have to integrate the DigitalLife into some home control system of enjoy just the entertainment automation. Also, The DigitaLife System supports only the Panasonic BB-HCM311A wired network camera and the Panasonic BL-C10A wired network camera. But they are not provide PoE (Power over Ethernet) which is very useful.

[via eHomeUpgrade]

200Mbps Powerline HD solution

Netgear and DS2’s announced a 200Mbps Powerline HD solution. This amazing speed is caused by rapid growth of HD TV. More and more home entertaiment devices support it and it time to broadcast HD content through a building’s existing electrical wiring omitting cables.

The new HD ethernet adapter (HDX101) and networking kit (HDXB101) are selling for $129.99 and $249.99 respectively.

200Mbps Powerline

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200Mbps Powerline HD lineup

XAVi a Taiwan leading broadband products supplier has announced DS2 200Mbps Powerline HD chipsets. It provides the ability to stream high-definition video to any room of the house via your existing electrical wiring with speed up to 200Mbps. It seems the era of HDTV and high-speed Internet is coming :). But I got 1Mbps Internet line just three monthes ago!

200Mbps Powerline HD lineup

Say ‘Bye-bye’ to cables in your home.

Netgear XE102 Powerline Adapter
When you create a home network the most important aspect is a concealment of cables. To make your life easier it was invented a way to pass IP traffic over home power lines. If your PC is in the one room and ADSL modem is in another you need to plug a Powerline Adapter near you PC and connect them and another – near ADSL modem and connect them. The end of cable story. You have network connection and good condition your flat or home 🙂