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Routers, NAS, servers and more: PCR's guide to the latest networking products

Dominic Sacco
Routers, NAS, servers and more: PCR's guide to the latest networking products

From routers to NAS drives, Wi-Fi adaptors and switches to on-premise servers, there’s a host of devices for businesses and consumers to store data and work smart.

PCR features some of the newest products in our special networking sector guide.

INFINIBOX
Distributor: M2M Direct
InfiniBox, high performance enterprise storage, eliminates performance, availability and scalability issues to accelerate critical business applications. Vendor INFINIDAT says it delivers a fast and easy-to-deploy storage system.
Specs: 2PB useable capacity per rack, 8KW max power consumption.
SRP: TBC

CYBERSTORE SERVERS
Distributor: Broadberry
This multi award-winning range of storage servers is ideal for any business that requires scalable enterprise storage. These servers have powered the world’s largest organisations for over 24 years.
Specs: Varies.
SRP: £858.53 to £3,606.78

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NETGEAR NIGHTHAWK WI-FI ROUTER
Distributor: Entatech
Built with gaming, streaming and
mobile devices in mind, this next generation gigabit Wi-Fi router has a 1GHz dual core processor and delivers the fastest Wi-Fi currently available.
Specs: 28.5cm x 18.4cm x 5 cm, 1,000MHz processor speed, 256MB RAM size.
SRP: ££230

QSAN U300-P10-C316
Distributors: CMS Distribution, Origin Storage
TrioNAS consolidates NAS and IP-based iSCSI SAN in one box. Unified storage can help consolidate your IT infrastructure and reduce hardware expenses.
Specs: 3U 16bays, 4U 24bays, Intel Xeon E3 quad cores or Core i3 dual cores.
SRP: TBC

NETGEAR READYNAS STORAGE
Distributor: Entatech
With the Netgear ReadyNAS 2120 4-Bay Diskless NAS Storage, users have an advanced and easy-to use solution for centralising, securing and controlling access to their digital assets.
Specs: AES 256-bit volume based encryption, X-RAID2, Single Disk, JBOD.
SRP: £490

ZYXEL NAS520 2-BAY PERSONAL STORAGE
Distributors: TechData, Exertis, Ingram Micro
The ZyXEL NAS520 2-Bay Personal Cloud Storage sits on the network to provide the storage and easy access of documents and media without risking the security vulnerabilities of a public cloud.
Specs: USB 3.0, SDXC memory card slot, two Ethernet ports, up to 106 MB/sec read and above 85 MB/sec write speeds.
SRP: £109.99

INTELLINET CEILING ACCESS POINT
Distributor: Meroncourt
The Intellinet Network Solutions High- Power Ceiling Mount Wireless 300N PoE Access Point is the latest in wireless networking. It serves as an access point for your wireless network supporting multiple SSIDs and tagged VLANs.
Specs: Up to 300 Mbps wireless speed, WEP and WPA/WPA2 (TKIP and AES), 160 x 127 x 35mm.
SRP: £83.99

DYNAMODE NANO WIRELESS USB ADAPTER
Distributor: Meroncourt
The WL-700N-XSX is an ultra-compact ‘Nano’ sized full 300Mbps Wi-Fi compatible device using 2T2R transmit technology and full backward 802.11n 150Mbps performance, plus older 802.11g legacy devices if necessary.
Specs: Up to 300Mbps wireless speed, 802.11n 2T2R standard, USB2.0 Interface.
SRP: £10.99

NETGEAR PROSAFE SMART MANAGED SWITCH
Distributors: Entatech, Exertis, Ingram Micro, Tech Data
The powerful ProSAFE XS728T is the industry’s first and only 28-port 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switch purposely designed for small to mid- sized organisations. The XS728T delivers unprecedented 10-Gigabit bandwidth at an affordable cost and is backed by the industry-leading NETGEAR lifetime hardware warranty and customer support coverage.
Specs: 28 ports, 10-Gigabit bandwidth, lifetime warranty.
SRP: £3,030.57

SEAGATE NAS DESKTOP SERVER
Distributor: Beta Distribution
The Seagate WSS NAS 4-bay network storage solution offers native cloud integration and connectivity to the Microsoft ecosystem. For small businesses and home offices with up to 50 users and devices, the WSS NAS runs Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials. The WSS NAS 4-bay simplifies the setup experience with an intuitive management interface.
Specs: Up to 50 users and devices, runs Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials.
SRP: £452.41 (4-bay), £311.04 (2-bay)

SAMSUNG ACCESS POINT CONTROLLER
Contact: Samsung
The Samsung Access Point Controller WEC8500 is a high-performance WLAN controller, able to simultaneously manage up to 500 access points. The WEC8500 comprises of innovative architecture that guarantees speedy network connection and minimal downtime. The controller has two 10G and eight 1G ports.
Specs: Network Interface 2 10 GE, 8 GE, 1 Console.
SRP: TBC

SAMSUNG 11AC OUTDOOR ACCESS POINT
Contact: Samsung
Designed specifically for outdoor use, this waterproof and dustproof WEA453e device is the first outdoor AP equipped with wireless LAN security features. It provides full protection against WLAN intrusion, detecting an attack within 10 seconds and disabling it within 30 seconds with its embedded WIPS functionality.
Specs: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz.
SRP: TBC

TP-LINK ARCHER VR900 MODEM ROUTER
Distributors: Spire Technology, Entatech, Exertis, Tech Data, CMS Distribution
The Archer VR900 AC1900 Wireless Gigabit VDSL/ADSL router features superfast broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps and supports VDSL2, as well as backward compatibility with ADSL2+/ADSL2/ADSL. The modem router exploits the full potential of VDSL broadband connections to deliver Wi-Fi speeds of up to 1900Mbps.
Specs: VDSL2/ADSL2+/ADSL2/ADSL standard, 600Mbps on 2.4GHz and 1300Mbps on 5GHz.
SRP: £139.99

TP-LINK TOUCH P5 TOUCH SCREEN ROUTER
Distributors: Spire Technology, Entatech, Exertis, Tech Data, CMS Distribution
The Touch P5 AC1900 Touch Screen Wi-Fi Gigabit Router aims to be a router that’s as easy to use as a smartphone. Its responsive touchscreen revolutionises the way you set up and interact with your network. Just tap, swipe, and connect to use.
Specs: AC1900 Speed, 1GHz Dual-Core Processor, three dual band antennas (up to 10,000 sq ft of Wi-Fi coverage).
SRP: £139.99

BUFFALO TERASTATION
Distributors: CMS Distribution, Spire Technology
Buffalo’s TeraStation is a business NAS available in TS1200D 2TB (2-bay) and TS3400D 4TB (4-bay) versions. It’s ideal for small businesses, branch offices and demanding home users looking for a feature-rich and economical Network Attached Storage solution.
Specs: Marvell Armada Dual Issue CPU processor with 512MB of DDR3 RAM (2- bay), or 1GB of DDR3 RAM (4-bay).
SRP: Varies (2-bay), £395 (4-bay – CMS)

WD EX2100
Distributors: Exertis, Ingram Micro, Tech Data UK
The EX2100 is the perfect NAS solution if you’re a creative hobbyist, creative professional or have an impressive media collection, so says WD. With My Cloud Expert Series NAS, you can easily centralise and protect your valuable content from all the PC and Mac computers on your network. Plus, users can access it anytime using tablets and smartphones.
Specs: Available up to 12TB in storage size.
SRP: £200 to £600 (depending on storage size)

BUFFALO 2TB LINKSTATION NAS DRIVE
Distributor: Spire Technology
Buffalo Technology’s LinkStation 210D and LS220D series makes sure you have all your data in a central place and can access it from anywhere in the world. The LS210 (1-bay) combines the convenience and capacity of NAS with a simple user interface and super-quiet fan-less operation. The LS220D (2-bay) is affordable, fast, and primed for intensive data storage tasks.
Specs: SATA 3 Gb/s, max capacity 4TB (1-bay) and 8TB (2-bay).
SRP: £124.95 (210 model), £172.95 (220 model)

ASUS RT-AC88U ROUTER
Distributor: Spire Technology
This ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi router has a combined dual-band data rate of 3167Mbps for low latency online gaming, smooth 4K streaming and fast file-sharing.
Specs: Wireless Dual Band Cable Router, MIMO, USB 3.0, 2167 MHz max wireless transfer rate, 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency.
SRP: £299.99

QSAN Q500-P10-D212
Distributors: CMS Distribution, Origin Storage
Qsan’s enterprise class NAS and SAN storage solutions are built from the ground up to be reliable, affordable and uncompromising on performance. Its Q500 SAN is an award winning dual controller, active/active SAN with a range of sizes from 2U up to 4U, with a selection of connections: 1Gb, 10Gb (RJ45 or SFP+), 6Gb SAS, 8Gb fibre or 16Gb fibre. This flexibility means the Q500 can fit into any network.
Specs: 4GB upgradable to 8GB memory per controller, 256 maximum drives supported.
SRP: £3,900 (diskless)

NETIS AV500 POWERLINE ADAPTER KIT
Distributor: Target Components
This kit features two AV500 500Mbps homeplugs that turn your existing electrical wiring into a hard-wired network with no additional drilling or wiring. The kit is simple to use – simply plug into mains sockets, connect Ethernet cables (one to the router, the other to a device) press ‘connect’ and the adapters are automatically detected.
Specs: Up to 500mbps, up to 300m range, 1x10/100Mbps Ethernet port.
SRP: £30

TENDA A301 N300 RANGE EXTENDER
Distributor: Target Components
The Tenda A301 wireless N300 Universal Range Extender is designed to optimise and extend your existing wireless network to the furthest corner of your house. With transmission rates up to 300Mbps, wall-mounted design, smart signal indicator and two external antennas, you can experience faster Wi-Fi over greater distances easily.
Specs: Dimensions 110 x55 x39mm, up to 300Mbps wireless link rate, frequency range 2.412GHz to 2.472GHz.
SRP: £19

FUJITSU PRIMERGY TX1310 TOWER SERVER
Distributor: ServersPlus
The Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX1310 M1 is the ideal first server for small and medium- sized businesses. With plenty of RAM and Intel Xeon processor support, it offers more than enough performance for all classic server tasks, such as file, print, web or office applications.
Specs: 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 ECC UDIMM Memory, 2TB (2 x 1TB) Non-Hot Plug 3.5-inch SATA Hard Drives.
SRP: £562.74 inc VAT (after Feb cashback), £1,012.74 inc VAT (with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2)

D-LINK AC3200 WIRELESS CLOUD ROUTER
Distributors: Ingram Micro, Tech Data, Exertis, Entatech
The AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Router is like three wireless routers in one. It has a 2.4GHz wireless band offering speeds up to 600Mbps and two separate 5GHz wireless bands delivering speeds up to 1,300Mbps that all operate at the same time. That means more lag free online gaming, 4K media streaming and Facetime on more devices throughout the home.
Specs: Wi-Fi speeds of up to 600Mbps (2.4GHz) and 1300Mbps (5Ghz), 1GHz Processor, Gigabit Ethernet Ports.
SRP: £215.86 (excluding VAT)

D-LINK WIRELESS AC750 ROUTER
Distributors: Ingram Micro, Tech Data, Exertis, Entatech
The DWR-118 Wireless AC750 Dual- Band Multi-WAN Router allows you to share superfast 4G LTE/3G mobile internet simultaneously to your smartphone, tablet, notebook and desktop computer. With universal 4G LTE/3G USB dongle support from any mobile operator, this router is the ideal solution for setting up an internet connection to share with family and friends when you are on holiday.
Specs: One Gigabit Ethernet LAN port, three fast Ethernet LAN ports, one Gigabit Ethernet WAN port.
SRP: £51.25 (excluding VAT)

SYNOLOGY RT1900AC ROUTER
Distributors: Beta Distribution, CMS Distribution, Ingram Micro, Tech Data
The RT1900AC is the first router launched from Synology and came to market in late 2015. It is a high-speed wireless router designed for homes and office environments, featuring the latest wireless technology.
Specs: Broadcasts both 2.4 and 5 GHz spectrums, combined data transfer speeds of up to 1900 Mbp.
SRP: £111 inc VAT

NETGEAR NIGHTHAWK RANGE EXTENDER
Distributors: Entatech, Exertis, Ingram Micro and Tech Data
The NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Wi-Fi Range Extender boosts your existing network range and speed, delivering extreme dual band Wi-Fi up to 1900Mbps. The dual core 1GHz processor enables maximum Wi-Fi performance.
Specs: Dual band Wi-Fi up to 1900Mbps, 700mW amplifiers, 1GHz processor.
SRP: £129.99

ASUSTOR AS1002T NAS
Distributor: VIP Computers
The AS1002T is a perfect entry-level 2 bay NAS for creating your own personal cloud. It features ultra-quiet operation and toolless installation. It offers a rich variety of multimedia server applications.
Specs: Read and write speeds over 110MB/s and 96MB/s respectively.
SRP: £144.99

ASUSTOR AS-204TE NAS
Distributor: VIP Computers
The AS-204TE’s Intel dual-core processor allows it to raise read and write performance to the max. The AS- 204TE provides high capacity storage of up to 32TB and features RAID technology.
Specs: HDMI port, audio jack, 32TB max capacity.
SRP: £337.99

TP-LINK AV1200 POWERLINE STARTER KIT
Distributors: CMS Distribution, Entatech, Spire Technology, Exertis, Tech Data
For businesses or homes in older buildings wanting to improve their Wi- Fi, the latest AV1200 powerline starter kit from TP- LINK UK ( TL-PA8030P KIT) boasts three gigabit ports and allows data transfers of up to 1200Mbps over 300m.
Specs: Three gigabit ports, data transfers of up to 1200Mbps over 300m.
SRP: £95.99

ASUS RT-AC5300 GAMING ROUTER
Distributor: Tech Data
ASUS’ RT-AC5300 Tri-band 4x4 Gigabit Wireless Gaming Router boasts Ai Protection Powered by Trend Micro, WTFast game accelerator inside for free, link aggregation, adaptive QoS, ASUS router app support and more.
Specs: 802.11ac, 5334Mbps, 8X capacity Wi-Fi, two 5 GHz data rates up to 4334 Mbps and 2.4 GHz up to 1000Mbps.
SRP: £399.99

NETGEAR AC750 WI-FI RANGE EXTENDER
Distributor: Entatech
Get ready to connect anywhere in your house with this simple-to-use WiFi range extender. Increase your range, improve your speed, and reduce interference. Netgear promises the device has no dead zones.
Specs: Up to 750 Mbps speed, 4.8 inches high, 2.9 inches wide and 1.5 inches deep.
SRP: £48.50

TP-LINK CEILING MOUNT ACCESS POINT
Distributors: CMS Distribution, Entatech, Spire Technology, Exertis, Tech Data
The N600 Wireless Gigabit Ceiling Mount Access Point is a convenient and affordable installation for administrators looking to easily manage hundreds of EAPs.
Specs: Captive portal for Wi-Fi guests, rogue point detection.
SRP: £169.99

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