Breaking News

GLOBAL Wi-Fi NEWS bulletin

Search

Teledatics and Newracom Partner to Bring the TD-HALOM, the Highest-powered Wi-Fi HaLow Module, to Market.

IRVINE, Calif., June 20, 2024 (Newswire.com) – Teledatics has launched and certified its TD-HALOM ultra-low power and long-range Wi-Fi HaLow module, with 1 Watt or 30 dBm output power, utilizing Newracom’s NRC7394 System-on-a-chip (SoC). This module is designed to operate at the maximum limits set by FCC, enabling communication with the farthest range and the best signal penetration achievable with  Wi-Fi HaLow.

To be one of the first people to get hands on the TD-HALOM Wi-Fi HaLow module, there will be a crowdfunding campaign for the first commercial production on Crowd Supply. This gives everyone a chance to test out Wi-Fi HaLow with the most powerful module currently available. The project starts soon and will provide ongoing updates on what Wi-Fi HaLow can do with the TD-HALOM.

This next-generation Wi-Fi HaLow module is perfect for applications that demand exceptional long-range connectivity. Ideal uses include drone operation, challenging industrial sites, and wide-area outdoor applications that require good throughput and reliable long-distance communication. The high-power output ensures that devices using the Wi-Fi HaLow module will stay connected over longer distances and achieve better throughput.

The TD-HALOM features 30 dBm output power and supports 750 to 950 MHz bands. It has a small 13.5 mm by 18 mm footprint, with a 2.4 mm height, for easy integration into even the most compact designs. The module supports AP, Station/Client, and 802.11s mesh with a throughput maximum of 15 Mbps. It will be available in configured options of an evaluation kit Raspberry Pi or an M.2 interface board for quick and easy evaluation.

“The TD-HALOM is the highest output power Wi-Fi HaLow module available on the market,” remarked Zac Freeman, VP of Marketing & Sales at Newracom. “The Teledatics TD-HALOM module transmits at the highest allowable FCC power output and offers a Maximum Range HaLow solution.”

“This has been the fruition of a lot of hard work and support from both Teledatics and Newracom engineers, and the TD-HALOM will showcase the true distance and signal penetration capabilities of Wi-Fi HaLow as a technology allowable by federal regulations,” spoke James Ewing, CEO of Teledatics.

Wi-Fi HaLow continues its drive for mass adoption, and the TD-HALOM expands the technology’s capabilities and use cases in the market. Wi-Fi HaLow is an ideal connectivity solution for a variety of IoT solutions and environments. To learn more about Newracom and the NRC7394, visit www.newracom.com. To learn more about TD-HALOM and Teledatics, visit www.teledatics.io and its crowdfunding campaign on Crowd Supply at https://www.crowdsupply.com/teledatics-incorporated/multi-mile-halow.

About Newracom, Inc. 

Newracom, Inc., located in Irvine, California, U.S., has rapidly become a leading developer and supplier of IoT-enabled wireless connectivity chipsets. We specialize in providing a broad range of Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11ah and IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac/ax) that covers various connectivity needs in our lives. With our extensive and diverse Wi-Fi solutions, NEWRACOM enables customers with a “one-stop shop,” offering a comprehensive solution that can serve multiple IoT applications, including Smart Grid, Wearables, Smart Home and Office, Healthcare, and Industrial Automation. For more information, please visit online at https://www.newracom.com.

The Smart City Living Lab at IIIT Hyderabad plays a pivotal role as a testbed and proof of concept for emerging smart city technologies in the challenging Indian market. In 2022, we delved into the initial Wi-SUN deployment and the subsequent migration from Wi-SUN FAN (Field Area Network) 1.0 to FAN 1.1, emphasizing the significance of each phase. As we transitioned from 2023 to 2024, the focus of the Smart City Living Lab shifted. Rather than solely deploying the infrastructure that forms the backbone of the Wi-SUN network, we began integrating low-power nodes. These nodes allowed us to explore how environmental sensors, water meters, and other battery-powered devices could leverage this infrastructure to enhance intelligence in our surroundings.

Battery-powered sensor nodes have been strategically deployed across the campus. These nodes transmit data to the oneM2M server using a variety of communication infrastructures, including 4G, LoRaWAN and Wi-Fi which follow a point-to-point network.

Wi-SUN FAN operates as a mesh network protocol where each device can directly communicate with its neighboring devices, allowing messages to travel over long distances by hopping between nodes. This robust approach ensures reliable connectivity even in challenging environments. What makes Wi-SUN FAN truly remarkable is its self-forming capability. When new devices are added, the network dynamically adapts and integrates them seamlessly. Furthermore, the network is self-healing, meaning if a communication pathway encounters an obstacle or fails, the system automatically reroutes data to ensure it reaches the designated gateways or central servers. This resilience ensures uninterrupted data flow and enhances the overall efficiency of our smart infrastructure.

Wi-SUN FAN 1.1 introduces a limited function node (LFN) device, also known as a low energy (LE) node. These LFNs are designed with lower power consumption and efficiently support battery-powered equipment. Their remarkable battery life of 15 to 20 years makes them ideal for various applications, including gas and water metering, environmental monitoring, traffic sensing, parking management, and weather sensors. With the integration of LFN nodes into the Wi-SUN mesh network, they now serve as the wireless interface for battery-powered sensors. This seamless communication over the Wi-SUN network ensures data flow to the oneM2M server, enhancing the overall efficiency of the smart infrastructure on the campus.

LFN Architecture

LFNs offer essential capabilities such as PAN (personal area network) discovery/joining and IPv6 packet communication. These LFNs share the same communication stack as full function nodes (FFNs) but with a restricted listening schedule to optimize power consumption and don’t have routing capability. However, LFNs operate exclusively within a PAN rooted at a FAN 1.1 Border Router. They function as children of a FAN 1.1 Router rather than serving as parents to other nodes.

Refer to the diagram below for further clarity:

living-lab-architecture-phase-3

Wi-SUN Impact on Smart Cities

As cities evolve into smarter ecosystems, they strive to enhance the quality of services by closely monitoring infrastructure and environmental factors. Applications such as water and gas consumption tracking, as well as air-quality monitoring, provide real-time information to the public. This data empowers individuals to make sustainable lifestyle adjustments and protect themselves from harmful pollutants.

The Government of India has set an ambitious goal to replace existing meters with more than 250 million smart energy meters by 2025. To achieve this while ensuring reliability and security, a connectivity standard that scales is essential. Wi-SUN, with its resilient and interoperable standards-based Sub-GHz mesh solution, stands out in the realm of smart grid and smart city applications.

Here’s why Wi-SUN stands out:

  1. Scalability: Wi-SUN’s scalability allows it to handle a vast number of devices efficiently. With over 95 million Wi-SUN-capable devices deployed globally, it has proven its unique scalability even in challenging environments.
  2. Reliability: Wi-SUN offers a high level of network reliability. Its mesh topology ensures that even if individual nodes fail, the network remains resilient.
  3. Cost-Effectiveness: Wi-SUN’s low total cost of ownership makes it an attractive choice for large-scale deployments.
  4. Security: Security is a top priority for Wi-SUN FAN. Its native public-key infrastructure (PKI) integration provides certification capabilities for each device. This prevents malicious reprogramming and validates incoming firmware updates, which is crucial for long-term deployments. IPv6 Support: Wi-SUN’s support for IPv6 enables robust networking security features, including intrusion detection, traffic shaping, network analysis, and penetration testing. It outperforms its rivals by maintaining network visibility down to the end devices themselves.

In summary, Wi-SUN FAN plays a pivotal role in shaping smarter cities and ensuring reliable connectivity, security, and efficiency. Smart cities can harness the existing wireless communication infrastructure offered by Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) or street lighting networks to empower a range of adjacent applications. These include smart traffic signals, public transit signs, parking spaces, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, and more. By leveraging this infrastructure, cities enhance connectivity, efficiency, and sustainability, creating a more intelligent urban environment.

Trade-offs with Cellular Communications

One of the tradeoffs is that cellular systems must be upgraded regularly to keep up with carrier-required updates and sometimes protocol sunsets that require replacing underlying hardware. Most Internet of Things (IoT) devices operate on batteries, making power efficiency crucial. Cellular communications demand relatively high power due to the need to communicate with distant towers (sometimes up to half a kilometer away).

Geographic Coverage vs. Device Density

Choosing between cellular and RF mesh networks depends on network requirements. Cellular connectivity is ideal for extensive geographic areas with sparse network devices. It provides wide coverage but consumes more power. RF Mesh Systems are suited for dense device deployments and offer localized coverage and lower power consumption. While newer IoT cellular protocols offer reduced current draw and sleep modes, they still drain batteries much faster than RF communication modules.

Enhancing Campus Connectivity: LFN Deployment

In the third phase of Wi-SUN mesh network deployment, we introduce LFNs powered by Silicon Labs’ EFR32FG28 SoC. Let’s delve into the details:

The EFR32FG28 SoC is an ideal dual-band Sub-GHz + 2.4 GHz Bluetooth LE SoC. FG28 is a multi-core solution that provides industry-leading security, low power consumption with fast wakeup times, and integrated power amplifiers to enable the next level of secure connectivity for IoT devices. Integrating an AI/ML Hardware Accelerator enables faster, lower-power inferencing for low-power end nodes. During the third phase deployment of LFNs, various sensor devices that were previously out of reach will now be able to connect to the cloud via Wi-SUN Mesh.

Concluding the Wi-SUN Journey: A Thriving Ecosystem

The Living Lab at the IIIT-H campus has successfully cultivated a robust Wi-SUN ecosystem. This dynamic network now plays multiple pivotal roles:

  1. Hackathons and Innovation Challenges:
    • The Wi-SUN mesh network serves as an experimental playground for hackathons, fostering creativity and rapid prototyping.
    • Startups leverage this environment to validate their proof-of-concepts, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.
  2. Real-World Testing:
    • Network service providers could conduct rigorous field tests within this smart city Living Lab.
    • The Wi-SUN mesh network’s reliability and scalability are put to the test, ensuring its readiness for practical deployment.

The Wi-SUN ecosystem thrives within the IIIT-H campus, bridging theory and practice and propelling us toward a connected future.

19th European Spectrum Management Conference

Brussels, Belgium

Across 2 days attendees will have the opportunity to be involved in discussions on the key spectrum topics for the region and beyond, through interactive sessions, networking opportunities, an exhibition area and much more.

This event is part of The Global Spectrum Series. The world’s largest collection of regional spectrum policy conferences.

Register

View Event Website 

Everton Football Club has signed a multi-year agreement that will see HPE Aruba Networking, a leading provider for enterprise network infrastructure, become an Official Supplier of Everton Stadium, providing a secure and intelligent networking infrastructure solution.

The system, currently being installed at the Club’s new waterfront home, will include switches, access points, WI-FI and wired network management and security software, as well as network design, management and monitoring services.

HPE Aruba Networking is a business unit of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions. The deal means the global edge-to-cloud company will provide a comprehensive networking infrastructure across the footprint of the Blues’ new 52,888-capacity home.

HPE Aruba Networking’s solutions will enable Everton to develop its connected stadium strategy and use state-of-the-art digital technologies to create an engaging fan experience for all visitors once the venue opens at the start of the 2025/26 season, inviting supporters to stay longer and enjoy the impressive facilities that the new stadium has to offer.

A leader in security-first, AI-powered networking, HPE Aruba Networking has a long history in providing key infrastructure for sports and event venues across the world.

Building on this experience, HPE Aruba Networking will deliver a comprehensive solution, enabling Everton to offer high connectivity everywhere across the stadium, new fan services and real-time offers, and increased speed of service at all digital interaction points.

Richard Kenyon, Chief Commercial and Communications Officer at Everton Football Club, said: “Working with HPE Aruba Networking will give Everton Stadium a best-in-class Wi-Fi network infrastructure and we are delighted to have them as an Official Supplier. Their expertise in networking some of the biggest venues in the UK, Europe and North America will be important as we develop the digital infrastructure and potential of Everton Stadium.

“A big positive of the move to our new home will be connectivity for supporters and the opportunities that will provide us to engage our partners in delivering the latest in digital experiences and services, both on matchdays and during other events held at the venue.

“I would like to thank our Partnerships and Technology teams as well as our colleagues at Elevate for the work they have put in over recent months to secure this exciting deal.”

Mark Weeks, director of UK & Ireland, HPE Aruba Networking, said: “We are proud to be joining the project to deliver a world-class venue and a world-class home for Everton.

“At HPE Aruba Networking, we know that technology is a key element to every fan experience, from the point when they enter the stadium, at times when they want to share their excitement with loved ones outside of the stadium, at half-time, when leveraging local services like restaurants and bars, and even after the match has ended.

“HPE Aruba Networking’s custom-designed and reliable network infrastructure enables Everton to stay connected with their fans throughout their matchday experience and beyond, helping the Club create a modern, interactive matchday experience.”

To find out more about Everton Stadium, one of Europe’s largest ongoing construction projects, visit evertonstadium.com

-ENDS-

NOTE TO EDITORS

About Everton Football Club
One of the 12 Founder Members of the Football League, Everton has spent more seasons in England’s top division than any other club (121) and been crowned league champions on nine occasions.    

Founded in 1878 as St Domingo, the Club has also lifted the FA (Football Association) Cup five times and, in 1985, added the European Cup Winners’ Cup to its prestigious haul.     

Throughout its 146-year history, Everton has been known as a family-oriented club based on proud traditions, affectionately referred to as ‘The People’s Club’. Those traditions have also encouraged innovation, ensuring Everton has remained one of the great pioneering clubs in the history of the game. The first club to construct a purpose-built football stadium, its home, Goodison Park, is one of the most revered stadiums in England. In the coming years, the Club will be looking to maintain those traditions in a new 52,888-capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, ensuring the Club’s roots remain in north Liverpool for generations to come.    

As a pioneer, the Club is renowned for many firsts that we take for granted in today’s game. Everton was the first club to see its players wear shirts numbered 1 to 11 in a high profile fixture, the first club to go on an overseas tour, the first English club to install dugouts and undersoil heating, the first club to feature in a televised match, the first club to introduce a regular matchday programme, the first club to present its players with medals for winning the Football League championship and the first club to have a player, Dixie Dean, break the 60 goals barrier in a single league season. 

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) is the global edge-to-cloud company that helps organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere. Built on decades of reimagining the future and innovating to advance the way people live and work, HPE delivers unique, open, and intelligent technology solutions as a service.  With offerings spanning Cloud Services, Compute, High Performance Computing & AI, Intelligent Edge, Software, and Storage, HPE provides a consistent experience across all clouds and edges, helping customers develop new business models, engage in new ways, and increase operational performance.

For more information, visit: www.hpe.com

By Yuka Muto

June 11, 2024

Diverse wireless technologies require car manufacturers to adopt comprehensive test support

The automotive industry is experiencing an unprecedented integration of wireless connectivity, which is transforming the driving experience by improving vehicle accessibility, safety, security, convenience and reliability.

In-vehicle wireless technologies are broadly categorized into three groups: secure access/digital key, infotainment and vehicle-to-everything (V2X). These technologies enable features ranging from real-time traffic updates, navigation and entertainment options to more discrete tasks like tire pressure monitoring, digital key secure access and vehicle diagnostics.

The adoption rates of different wireless standards vary significantly across regions, manufacturers and vehicle models, influenced by factors like infrastructure readiness, regulatory environments, consumer preferences and price sensitivity toward new features.

Automotive Connectivity Market Growth

Source: Future Market Insights Inc.

1) Secure Access and Digital Key

Providing secure access to our cars is a major use case for wireless technologies. Technologies like Near Field Communication (NFC) and Ultra-Wideband (UWB) enable secure keyless entry with features such as opening the nearest door to the user, underscoring the dual role of connectivity in enhancing both convenience and security.

The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) was formed to facilitate interoperability and reduce market fragmentation in automotive connectivity. Its emerging Digital Key 3.0 specification is a remarkable advancement in vehicle access and ignition, incorporating multiple wireless technologies to enhance security, accessibility and convenience.

 

 

In a typical digital key application, Bluetooth® is used for the initial connection, UWB is for the actual locking/unlocking, and NFC is available as a backup if needed. NFC can still function, even if the device’s battery is depleted, ensuring access in nearly all situations. A digital key also enables more flexibility and convenience where multiple users may need to access a car, for example rental vehicles and car-sharing.

UWB is a cornerstone of the Digital Key 3.0 specification, offering precise, secure and hands-free access control. By providing centimeter-level accuracy in determining the distance between the car and the digital key device (such as a smartphone), UWB ensures that the vehicle can only be accessed or started when the authorized user is in close physical proximity. This level of precision, together with UWB’s robust built-in cryptographic encryption, significantly enhances security by mitigating relay attacks where unauthorized users amplify or relay signals from a legitimate key to gain access to the vehicle.

2) Infotainment

In addition to secure access, wireless technology has many other uses in our cars. Bluetooth has already become ubiquitous in on-vehicle infotainment systems, thanks to the universal driver demand to connect their phones to the infotainment system for audio transfer. Although only premium cars are equipped with Wi-Fi® today, the latest trends show carmakers are adding Wi-Fi to infotainment systems to all classes of vehicles.

 

 

Some of the technical challenges come from wireless channel conditions due to the vehicle’s small, confined space and the presence of various materials that can potentially interfere with signal propagation. In heavy traffic, wireless signals from other vehicles can also interfere with the intra-vehicle transmission. And, most importantly, as on-vehicle Wi-Fi relies on internet connectivity via cellular data plans, the on-vehicle Wi-Fi speed is limited by the cellular connectivity speed.

Despite these technical challenges, on-vehicle connectivity around infotainment continues to evolve, as consumers have a strong desire for the same connectivity and user experience they enjoy in their homes and offices.

3) Promises and Challenges of V2X

Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) promises to revolutionize road safety by facilitating communication among cars, pedestrians, other road users, networks and surrounding infrastructure. But its widespread adoption faces challenges, such as regulatory hurdles, compatibility concerns and significant infrastructure investment.

Despite these obstacles, technology and automotive companies are actively developing semiconductors and conducting V2X trials, aiming for broader adoption as semi-autonomous driving features and sensors, including radar and LiDAR, become increasingly standardized.

 

 

Given that car owners typically hold onto their vehicles for much longer than their consumer electronics, automakers are prioritizing future-proofing on-vehicle wireless technologies to prevent obsolescence before the next purchase cycle.

As part of this process, the automotive industry is navigating the convergence of similar yet competing wireless technologies. Consequently, many carmakers are hedging their bets by supporting both cellular-based C-V2X and 802.11p-based Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC), because neither technology has yet to “win” the standards battle. Even within C-V2X, in addition to the current LTE-based C-V2X, automakers are already gearing up for the adoption of 5G NR-based C-V2X in the near future.

Future Use Cases

Overall, there is disparity in adoption rates which highlights a challenge: while luxury cars increasingly standardize features like keyless entry (digital key) and onboard Wi-Fi, the full potential of connectivity is yet to be realized across the entire vehicle spectrum. Keeping up with changes in wireless technology is a challenge for carmakers, who are used to the more gradual pace and ten-year buying cycle of the automotive industry.

The evolution of wireless technology promises further applications, such as automatic trunk opening/closing, and “Child Presence Detection (CPD),” a UWB-based application that leverages motion sensors to alert vehicle owners to the presence of children or pets inside the vehicle.

As the industry moves towards EVs and automated driving, our cars are constantly producing more data. This all needs to be transferred, and monitored, efficiently, and wireless standards will increasingly replace cables – helping to reduce weight and decrease costs.

Wireless Testing Has Never Been More Important

The diversity and pace of this growing interconnectedness underscore the importance of rigorous testing of wireless components in cars – quality is vital, not least to avoid recalls. As continuous advancements redefine vehicular communication and access, wireless parametric testing – both during design and production – is at the heart of this evolution. More complex systems rely heavily on advanced processing, communications and control, making comprehensive testing necessary to ensure flawless connectivity performance.

Moreover, the integration of multiple connectivity protocols within vehicles is increasingly complex. These wireless technologies must collaborate rather than compete, resulting in higher levels of integration across communication standards. Such integration is essential to enhance functionality, improve user experience and ensure the seamless operation of increasingly autonomous vehicles.

As the leader in wireless test solutions, LitePoint provides comprehensive wireless test coverage, including V2X, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, UWB, and NFC. In fact, LitePoint is the only test vendor equipped to cover all three critical technologies in the CCC digital key 3.0 specification: UWB, Bluetooth, and NFC. With this comprehensive test solution portfolio, LitePoint ensures a future where cars not only communicate more effectively with external devices and infrastructure but also enable enriched, customizable experiences for drivers and passengers alike.

Published by on 

Why settle for slow network speeds when you can upgrade your network by adding the Zyxel 2.5 Gigabit Switch? Designed to deliver up to 2.5 times the speed of today’s Gigabit networks using your existing cables, this switch is the perfect solution for home or small office users who need more bandwidth for online gaming, multimedia streaming, or faster wireless connectivity—all without the hassle of complex configuration.

Key Features

  1. 8 Multi-Gigabit Ports: Supports speeds up to 2.5 Gigabit (100M/1G/2.5G)
  2. Cost-Efficient Upgrade: Boost your network speed by 2.5 times without additional cabling costs.
  3. Plug-and-Play: Simple setup with no complex installation required.
  4. Silent Operation: Fanless design ensures quiet performance at all times.
  5. Flexible Mounting: Easily place the 2.5G switch in your preferred environment.

mg108Blog-MG108-1200x600

Don’t let outdated network speeds hold you back. With the Zyxel 8-Port 2.5 Multi-Gigabit Unmanaged Switch (MG-108), you can effortlessly enhance your network’s performance and enjoy a faster, more reliable connection. Whether you’re gaming, streaming, or working from home, this switch provides the bandwidth you need without the complications. Upgrade today and experience the convenience and efficiency of a top-tier network solution.

For more info, click here.

San Jose, Calif. – June 11, 2024 – NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of innovative and secure solutions for people to connect and manage their digital lives, today expanded its WiFi 7 mesh and standalone router lines with the new Orbi 770 Tri-band Mesh System and Nighthawk RS300 Router. NETGEAR’s most affordable WiFi 7 products to date build on the company’s promise to provide powerful WiFi performance and secure connectivity.

WiFi 7 Changes the Game

WiFi 7 unlocks 2.4 times faster speeds than WiFi 6, delivers low latency and better handles WiFi interference for families to seamlessly enjoy next gen 4K/8K streaming, video conferencing, gaming, and more. Since the launch of NETGEAR’s first WiFi 7 offerings – Nighthawk RS700 and Orbi 970 – multi-gig internet speeds have become more affordable, work from home demands have remained steady, and more devices such as AR/VR headsets or AI-focused platforms like CoPilot+ have been introduced that require extreme low latency and higher throughput.

While WiFi 7 adoption is growing and new generations of smartphones, laptops, and other devices are hitting the market at a rapid pace, IoT threats are increasing and router security at the device level is critical to keep digital lives and homes protected.

“NETGEAR’s singular focus has always been to create and provide industry-leading solutions with powerful performance and secure WiFi connectivity,” said David Henry, president and GM of Connected Home Products and Services at NETGEAR. “Our newest WiFi 7 additions, Orbi 770 and Nighthawk RS300, deliver these connectivity benefits to a wider audience, helping them experience unprecedented speed and performance on their devices and applications with the strongest possible security available today.”

The Mesh System – Orbi 770 Series

Orbi WiFi 7 Tri-band mesh system provides exceptional performance and lightning-fast speeds up to 11Gbps[1] for up to 100 devices across homes of up to 8,000 square feet with a 3 pack. It improves connection speeds by combining the 5Hz and 6GHz bands using Multi-Link Operation for both fronthaul to connect to devices and backhaul to connect the router & the satellites. Its 2.5 Gig internet port unlocks the ability to fully experience the multi-gig internet speeds available today, making it future proof for a new era of entertainment, hybrid work, and next generation devices and applications. The ample 2.5Gig LAN ports on the router and satellite can be used for multi-gig wired connections between the two or to connect a shared storage or a gaming PC/console.

The slim, cylindrical bodies of the Orbi router and satellites are purposefully designed for optimal performance and make them a subtle addition to any desk, shelf, or entertainment unit. Each unit features four high-performance internal antennas with high-powered amplifiers for 360-degree coverage, regardless of the home layout, from the front door to the backyard. Orbi 770 offers a robust WiFi connection using preamble puncturing which selectively blocks interference for a stable connection, keeping the home network functioning flawlessly.

The Standalone Router – Nighthawk RS300

The Nighthawk RS300 Tri-band router introduces blazing-fast WiFi 7 for speeds up to 9.3Gbps to budget-conscious but high-tech and gadget users. Its sleek new body and patented omni-directional internal antenna design improves coverage and pushes signals to the farthest range, providing up to 2,500 square feet of WiFi coverage across a max of 100 devices.

Everyone in the household can access the latest multi-gig internet speeds with the 2.5 Gig internet port, and the additional 2.5Gig and two 1Gig LAN ports can be used for fast wired connections for latency intolerant, devices such as a gaming PC or console.

Peace of Mind with Cutting-Edge Security

Home network devices see an average of 10 attacks on home networks every 24 hours[2], making it critical to safeguard your digital life starting at the router. Powered by state-of-the-art encryption protocols and advanced threat detection mechanisms, NETGEAR routers stand as the first line of defense against evolving cyber threats and include security features such as automatic firmware updates, VPN support, cutting-edge WPA3 security, access control, and guest WiFi network options.

The Orbi 770 series will be the first product to have an additional layer of security with the new Advanced Router Protection feature, only available from NETGEAR. This feature protects the router from not only known threats but also from most unknown threats using a combination of AI heuristics and advanced exploit prevention to recognize and block exploitation attempts. Additionally, it enables the capability to quickly release live patches for threats without needing to wait for a new firmware release. This significantly improves response times compared to the traditional method of releasing firmware updates for each specific router model and further strengthens our commitment to provide industry leading security protection for our router/mesh products from cyberattacks. Advanced Router Protection which has been developed in partnership with Bitdefender will be rolled out to the rest of the WiFi 7 lineup later this year.

For added protection, both Orbi 770 and Nighthawk RS300 include a 30-day trial for NETGEAR Armor™ Powered by Bitdefender, providing an automatic shield of security for connected devices and added privacy with VPN. Unlike traditional endpoint antivirus products, Armor is built into the router as an all-in-one security solution, protecting computers, security cameras, baby monitors and other IoT devices on the network and eliminating the need for multiple security subscriptions or software.

Both also come with NETGEAR Smart Parental Controls™ to easily manage kids’ time online across their connected devices and promote good online habits for the family. Basic features are available free of charge. A subscription fee applies for a Premium Plan after a 30-day trial.

Orbi 770 Technical Specifications:

  • Ultra-Fast WiFi 7 Tri-Band Speeds up to 11Gbps – Experience combined Multi-Gigabit speeds up to 11Gbps with 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz bands.
  • Higher Capacity & Robust WiFi – Supports WiFi 7 technology enhancements like 320 MHz, 4K QAM and preamble puncturing.
  • Multi-link Operation – Combines two WiFi bands at once, for both backhaul (shared 5GHz & 6GHz) and fronthaul (5GHz & 6 GHz) to improve network reliability, reduce latency, and ensure data is delivered with maximum speed.
  • Multi-Gig Speeds with 2.5 Gig Internet Port – Use the 2.5 Gig internet port for multi-gig cable and fiber plans. Compatible with any internet service provider.
  • More Multi-gig Wired ports on Router and Satellites – Plug in wired devices to improve performance or setup a multi-gig wired connection between the router and satellites via three 2.5Gbps Ethernet ports on the router, and two 2.5Gbps Ethernet ports on the satellites.
  • Do It All with the Orbi® App –Easily manage your network from anywhere, including pausing the Internet, running Internet speed tests, tracking your Internet data usage, setting up separate guest networks, and more.

Nighthawk RS300 Technical Specifications:

  • Blazing-Fast WiFi 7 Tri-Band Speeds up to 9.3Gbps – Experience combined Multi-Gigabit speeds up to 9.3Gbps with the ultra-fast 6GHz WiFi band for smoother WiFi experiences and less interference from neighboring networks.
  • 4x Faster Speeds – WiFi 7 delivers 2.4x faster speeds than WiFi 6 with ultra-wide 320MHz high-capacity channels and 4K QAM to maximize performance across your connected devices.
  • Multi-Gig Speeds with 2.5Gig Internet Port – Use the 2.5Gbps internet port for today’s faster cable and fiber plans. Or link one LAN port and the internet port together for speeds up to 2Gbps for a modem that does not have a multi-gig port but supports link aggregation. Compatible with any internet service provider.
  • Improved Performance with 2.5Gig Wired Ports – Enjoy improved performance on your gaming and entertainment devices by plugging them into the two 2.5Gbps ports for faster wired connections. And link the two 1Gbps LAN ports together for speeds up to 2Gbps for a NAS device.
  • Easy file sharing – Plug a thumb drive to the router’s USB port to easily share files.
  • Do It All with the Nighthawk® App – Configure your WiFi for peak performance on priority devices. Easily manage your network from anywhere, including pausing the Internet, running Internet speed tests, tracking your Internet data usage, setting up separate guest networks, and more.

Availability

The NETGEAR Orbi 770 Series® is available for pre-order now on NETGEAR.com and at other major retailers subsequently.

  • RBE773: Router and 2 Satellites – 3 pack, $999.99 MSRP
  • RBE772: Router and 1 Satellite – 2 pack, $699.99 MSRP
  • RBE770: Add-on Satellite, $399.99 MSRP

The NETGEAR Nighthawk RS300® is available now on NETGEAR.com and at other major retailers subsequently.

  • RS300: Router – $329.99 MSRP

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR® (NASDAQ: NTGR) has pioneered advanced networking technologies for homes, businesses, and service providers around the world since 1996 and leads the industry with a broad range of award-winning products designed to simplify and improve people’s lives. By enabling people to collaborate and connect to a world of information and entertainment, NETGEAR is dedicated to delivering innovative and advanced connected solutions ranging from mobile and cloud-based services for enhanced control and security, to smart networking products, video over Ethernet for Pro AV applications, easy-to-use WiFi solutions and performance gaming routers to enhance online game play. The company is headquartered out of San Jose, Calif. with offices located around the globe. More information is available from the NETGEAR Press Room or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR: FacebookInstagram and the NETGEAR blog at NETGEAR.com.

 

©2024 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, NETGEAR Insight and the NETGEAR logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.

Source: NETGEAR-G

Q: What are the primary risks associated with unsecured Wi-Fi networks?

CL: The biggest risk with unsecured Wi-Fi networks is the lack of encryption. When you connect to an unsecured network, anyone else on that network can easily intercept the data you’re sending or receiving. This includes personal and financial information, which can further lead to identity theft and other types of fraud.

Q: What methods do attackers use to exploit these vulnerabilities?

CL: Attackers use a number of tools to exploit these vulnerabilities. One common method involves devices known as Pineapples. These devices can mimic legitimate Wi-Fi networks, tricking devices into connecting to them instead of the genuine network. Once they are connected, attackers can monitor all traffic, extract sensitive data, and even inject and spread malware.

Q: How can individuals and organizations protect themselves from such attacks?

CL: To protect against these types of attacks, it’s important to use secure Wi-Fi protocols that include encryption, like the ones offered by modern Wi-Fi standards such as Wi-Fi 6 and 7. Additionally, individuals should be extremely careful about connecting to public Wi-Fi networks without using a VPN to encrypt their data. For organizations, implementing strong network security measures, training, and educating the employees about the risks and how to avoid them is crucial.

Q: Can you suggest any best practices for using public Wi-Fi safely?

CL: Always verify the network name with the establishment providing the Wi-Fi. This avoids any chance of connecting to mimic networks set up by attackers. Using a VPN is a must when connecting to public Wi-Fi as it encrypts your internet traffic, making it more difficult for anyone else on the network to see what you’re doing or steal your information without your knowledge. Also, keeping your device’s software and security features up to date is critical in protecting against the latest threats.

Wi-Fi networks provide valuable connectivity. At the same time, they come with significant security risks that should not be underestimated. Hear more from this interview with DNSFilter’s Carl Levine about the security of public Wi-Fi in the replay of Why Securing Public Wi-Fi is More Important Than Ever.

Brussels, Belgium – June 18, 2024 – Europe is at risk of missing its target[1] of delivering 1 Gbps connectivity across all EU households by 2030. With the limited spectrum currently available for Wi-Fi®, only about half of a typical residential building will have gigabit coverage, according to a study by Plum Consulting, commissioned by Wi-Fi Alliance®.

European consumers depend on Wi-Fi for broadband connectivity. With European governments prioritizing significant resources to expand broadband across the continent, the shortage of Wi-Fi spectrum undermines gigabit infrastructure investments and benefits.

Wi-Fi is the primary technology by which Europeans access broadband, but connectivity is only as good as its narrowest bottleneck. With the rapidly growing number of Wi-Fi devices and exponentially increasing data traffic, congestion is degrading broadband connections – particularly in densely populated areas where such connections are needed most. While other countries, such as the U.S., South Korea, and Canada, have addressed this issue by enabling the latest generation of Wi-Fi in the entire 6 GHz frequency band, European regulators continue to delay this critical decision, depriving Europe of the latest Wi-Fi capabilities and benefits.

“There is no plan B to support Wi-Fi in Europe,” said Alex Roytblat, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Wi-Fi Alliance. “As European regulators continue to ponder the future of the 6 GHz band, this study provides clear evidence that without Wi-Fi access to sufficient frequency spectrum, Europe’s connectivity goals are in jeopardy.”

While the study focused on residential scenarios, it is evident that the Wi-Fi spectrum shortfall similarly impacts enterprise deployments, reducing connectivity and the industrial potential of broadband in Europe.

Download the Wi-Fi Spectrum Requirements study or learn more from our 6 GHz Wi-Fi Information Center.

 

About Wi-Fi Alliance®  |  www.wi-fi.org
Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. Members of our collaboration forum come together from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem with the shared vision to connect everyone and everything, everywhere, while providing the best possible user experience. Since 2000, Wi-Fi Alliance has completed more than 80,000 Wi-Fi certifications. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal of approval designates products with proven interoperability, backward compatibility, and the highest industry-standard security protections in place. Today, Wi-Fi carries more than half of the Internet’s traffic in an ever-expanding variety of applications. Wi-Fi Alliance continues to drive the adoption and evolution of Wi-Fi, which billions of people rely on every day.

– TurkNet SmartyFi leverages Airties Smart Wi-Fi portfolio, including Airties Edge, Airties Cloud and Wi-Fi 6 mesh extenders to support GigaFiber users

 

Paris, France – June 6, 2024  Airtiesa global leader of managed Wi-Fi solutions for broadband service providers, today announced that TurkNet has deployed its portfolio of Smart Wi-Fi software and services to deliver TurkNet SmartyFi to their GigaFiber users across Turkey.

 

TurkNet GigaFiber is a fiber internet service with download and upload speeds of 1,000 Mbps. TurkNet GigaFiber users can further extend their coverage and quality with TurkNet SmartyFi. TurkNet SmartyFi uses Airties’ Smart Wi-Fi SaaS offering, which includes Airties Edge smart Wi-Fi software for gateways; Airties Cloud management platform and a customized version of Airties’ companion app; as well as Wi-Fi 6 mesh extenders to offer users a faster and smarter Internet experience in every corner of the home. Specific details about availability and pricing of TurkNet SmartyFi are available at: https://turk.net/akilli-wifi-deneyimi-smartyfi.

“TurkNet is committed to delivering the highest quality, innovative and affordable Internet experience powered by our advanced infrastructure,” said Cem Çelebiler, CEO of TurkNet. “Working with Airties, we are able to deliver super-fast, high-performance home Wi-Fi designed to meet the evolving needs of consumers today and tomorrow. TurkNet SmartyFi provides our customers with the best way to stay connected for work, home productivity, entertainment, IoT, and so much more.”    

“TurkNet is a true technology leader, dedicated to providing ultra-fast connectivity to consumers throughout Turkey,” said Metin Taskin, CEO and founder of Airties. “TurkNet’s GigaFiber offers an exceptional service, and Airties’ Smart Wi-Fi serves as the ideal complement to maximize performance throughout the entire home. Airties is very proud to help TurkNet enhance the quality, reliability, and coverage of their subscribers’ home connectivity.”

Airties’ unique hybrid cloud-edge architecture leverages both the embedded intelligence in customer premises equipment (CPE) and the cloud to maximize responsiveness and performance. Airties Edge, smart Wi-Fi software for TurkNet’s gateways/routers, intelligently directs consumers’ devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones, game consoles, IoT, smart home devices, etc.) to the best available Wi-Fi access point and frequency band based on real-time network conditions. Airties Cloud monitors and orchestrates Wi-Fi across homes, optimizing TurkNet’s broadband gateways and mesh extenders to ensure a better quality of experience for consumers, while providing critical insights on performance and connected devices. The TurkNet SmartyFi application, powered by Airties, allows consumers to visualize and intuitively manage their home network, control who has access via parental and guest controls, and provides step-by-step guidance for customers to self-install Wi-Fi mesh extenders. Airties Orbit, is a continuous test automation platform for broadband service providers, customer premises equipment (CPE) manufacturers, and system-on-chip (SoC) manufacturers to support Smart Wi-Fi integrations and deployments.

Airties has been recognized with many prestigious industry awards for its innovative work serving broadband operators, including: “Best Home Wi-Fi Solution Award” from Broadband World Forum“Best Wi-Fi Service Provider Solution” and “Best Home Wi-Fi Product” awards from Wi-Fi NOW; “Best Wi-Fi Innovation” and “Best-In Home Wi-Fi Network” awards from Wireless Broadband Alliance“Best Broadband Customer Experience” from Cable & Satellite International; and many others.

Additional information about Airties can be found at: www.airties.com. More information about TurkNet is available at: https://turk.net/.

 

About Airties

Airties is a leading provider of managed Wi-Fi solutions to operators around the globe. The Smart Wi-Fi portfolio from Airties includes Airties Edge, smart Wi-Fi software for gateways; Airties Cloud management platform and its companion app; Airties Orbit, a continuous test automation platform; and Wi-Fi mesh extenders. Operators turn to Airties for the design, implementation, and ongoing optimization of their customers’ broadband experience. Airties’ customers include AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Sky, Telia, Telstra, T-Mobile US, Vodafone, and many others. More information is available at www.airties.com.   

 

About TurkNet

Founded in 1996, TurkNet is Turkey’s most powerful independent next generation telecom operator providing access, fixed telephone, private virtual network, data center, cloud computing and hosting services to meet the communication needs of individuals and businesses in the telecom market. TurkNet, one of Turkey’s 100 largest IT companies, is always expanding its local, national and international connections to offer innovative products; large-scale broadband and fiber-based infrastructure investments. TurkNet’s widespread, strong backup and high-capacity backbone is designed to provide quality and reliable services in accordance with the people and institutions needs in every region of Turkey. With its continuous investments, innovations and the principle of unconditional customer satisfaction with technical expertise, TurkNet continues to be one of the important players in the Turkish Telecom market. https://turk.net/