Vendor introduces new family of dual-band routers with proprietary FasTrack technology

WD announces move in to networking market

WD has announced that it will be entering the home networking market and has revealed a new range of high performance routers to support the move.

Called My Net, the new devices utilise dual band technology and incorporate exclusive bandwidth allocation software called FasTrack. This software is capable of instantly identifying entertainment traffic on the network and allocating greater bandwidth and resources to ensure a seamless experience.

The new range includes a number of devices, all of which offer dual-band connectivity and include the N600, the N750 and the N900 which are named after their respective data transfer rates in Mbps. Along with these is the N900 Central, which incorporates a one or terabyte hard drive, offering an instant NAS solution to users.

“With so many people within the home simultaneously watching movies, playing games and browsing the Web via their iPad, iPhone, Xbox and other devices, the network demands placed on today’s connected home has grown exponentially,” noted WD’s executive vice president for the branded products and consumer electronics groups, Jim Welsh.

“Our successes in creating Connected Home solutions with our WD TV media players and personal cloud products have given us valuable insights into the network-overload problems of home wireless users, and entering the wireless home networking market offers WD an exciting opportunity to strengthen our Connected Home offerings that are aimed at enhancing the home entertainment experience for consumers.”

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