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Power streaming for smaller networks

RE-2, an enterprise-grade four-port router, is being launched at ISE 2015.

Pakedge says its RE routers are designed for smaller commercial and residential networks where high performance is required at an affordable price. The RE-2 builds on the RE-1, with additional features and functionality and offers high-performance infrastructure to support heavy usage of bandwidth-intensive and latency-sensitive applications.

The RE-2 router is built around a chipset and processor designed specifically to manage simultaneous streams of high-bandwidth, low-latency multimedia traffic. It can handle high-definition video and uncompressed audio, running VOIP telephone services, streaming video camera feeds and supporting other automation control system applications.

Six preconfigured Pakedge Zones allow installers to segment voice, video, and data traffic onto distinct sub-networks. This enables diverse traffic types to co-exist, be processed more efficiently, and eliminate system conflicts. It also means that installers can add more media streaming devices onto the network quickly and easily when required in the future. A GUI allows the router to be set up and configured in minutes.

The RE-2 Router also incorporates Pakedge TruStream technology, which distinguishes and prioritises the processing of latency-sensitive traffic from other traffic, and IGMP snooping that facilitates the proper operation of multicast media streaming devices within the network.

The RE-2 router incorporates a variety of security features, including a VPN for secure access, Internet Pass-through Port for guest access to the internet but not the internal network, access control for user-specified devices, ports and IP addresses as well as external websites, and a Virtual DMZ that allows the placement of a server outside the firewall.

There is also network access through a free Pakedge DNS service that allows the user to access the network by typing in a user-defined name, while connectivity options include a USB 3.0 port and UPnP for automated discovery and integration of devices connected to the router.