CES 2014: TRENDnet Deploys Three New 802.11ac Products at CES 2014
Posted on January 9, 2014 5:43 PM by Rob Williams
TRENDnet has unveiled a handful of 802.11ac products at CES, including what it dubs an “Extreme Performance” router, called AC1900. It’s powered by a 1GHz processor (vendor / model not mentioned), and features high-power radio amplifiers to help reach total throughput speeds of up to 1.3Gbps. Because it’s unlikely that all of your devices will support ac, the AC1900 router also supports 600Mbps n and other aging Wi-Fi standards.
In addition to four Gigabit Ethernet ports, the TEW-818DRU also includes both a USB 2.0 and 3.0 port. Unfortunately, that’s as much of the spec as the press release states (no product page exists yet), but unlike most vendors, TRENDnet is at least giving us a price: $259.99 (includes a 3-year warranty).
For those who need as reliable a wireless connection as possible (due to higher-than-desired distances or some other interference), TRENDnet has its TEW-806UBH high-gain antenna. It’s able to connect to an ac router at 433Mbps, or an n router at 150Mbps. This antenna is set to sell for $39.99.
Finally, TRENDnet introduces ac wireless to its IP camera lineup, with the TV-IP882IC and TV-IP782IC. Both share similar specs, but the TV-IP882IC is able to pan 330° side-to-side, and tilt 115° up-and-down. Both cameras support sending motion-detection clips via email, recording to 720p HD, and have two-way audio.
A great feature of the TV-IP882IC is that it can record straight to a NAS box, which helps rule-out the chance of running out of space. That said, we’d hope that the camera would be able to record to both the SD card and NAS, because if the NAS is damaged or stolen, that footage would be of no use, presumably.
The TV-IP882IC is set to retail for $249.99, while the TV-IP782IC will sell for $149.99.