Pakedge Enterprise-Grade RE-2 Router Evolves
The RE-2 four-port router from Pakege incorporates a powerful chipset and the latest processing capabilities to enable it to manage simultaneous streams of high-bandwidth, low-latency multimedia traffic.
Pakedge is one of a handful of networking companies that early on recognized the importance of connectivity in the custom electronics industry. For a number of years, it has offered installers a growing selection of networking devices tailored towards A/V applications.
The latest solution from the Hayward, Calif.-based company is its RE-2 enterprise-grade, four-port router.
Designed to serve dealers as a more versatile and higher performing version of its RE-1 router, the RE-2 incorporates a new chipset, the latest processing technologies, and the company’s Connect+ platform that’s been engineered to facilitate easy system management.
“Small networks do not mean small performance. The-RE-2 Router is specifically designed to bring high performance to basic, to mid-level network installations,” says Benson Chan, vice president of business development, Pakedge. “We’ve incorporated several enterprise-level technologies found in our larger routers, including a powerful chipset designed specifically for processing multimedia traffic into the RE-2 for seamless, scalable and reliable performance. The result is a supercharged router with a significant performance boost over other routers at this price point.”
Elaborating on the RE-2’s applications, Pakedge states that dealers can utilize the router in small networks that require a high-performance infrastructure to support heavy-usage, high-bandwidth, latency-sensitive applications such as streaming multimedia content such as HD video, Voice-over-IP (VoIP), home automation and other requirements.
The router incorporates six preconfigured zones to allow installers to segment voice, video and data traffic into sub-networks. It includes the company’s TruStream technology that recognizes and prioritizes latency-sensitive traffic.
In addition, the router features the latest security technology options such as VPN and Virtual DMZ (demilitarized zone) to allow the placement of a server outside of the firewall. Other security features include access control that blocks traffic to specific devices, ports and IP addresses, and website access that blocks access to user-specified sites.
Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at [email protected]
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