SMC Networks South Africa will soon bring to market several solutions from the first global shipment of new draft 802.11n-compliant wireless networking products. The recently-announced line offers speed, distance and bandwidth advantages of 802.11n, along with mission-critical backward and cross-vendor compatibility with 802.11b/g wireless.

Local corporate and home users will sonn haev access to new products including the SMC Barricade N Wireless 4-port Broadband Router (SMCWBR14-N), the EZ Connect N Wireless PCI Adapter (SMCWPCI-N) and EZ Connect N Wireless CardBus Adapter (SMCWCB-N).

The draft 802.11n products are capable of achieving data transfer rates of up to 300Mbps – 25-times the rate of standard 802.11b devices and five-times the rate of 802.11g.

Designed to manage demanding applications, the new products incorporate StreamEngine technology, which provides intelligent stream handling by automatically managing the flow of traffic going to the Internet, without the need for user configuration.

As a result, realtime interactive traffic, such as gaming, VoIP, instant messaging and video conferencing, is automatically given the appropriate priority when other users and applications use the network, effectively eliminating lag and breakup problems.

“We are pleased to offer solutions that provide specific advantages in terms of networking efficiency and application management,” says Paul Luff, country manager, SMC Networks South Africa.

“As is the case within most developing markets, South Africa continues to look for productive, cost effective; hassle-free and value-focused infrastructure as a means of improving its overall technical capacity and networking capability in particular. These solutions can be easily integrated into existing infrastructure and offer a host of advantages in terms of speed and delivery.”

The SMC Barricade N Wireless 4-port Broadband Router (SMCWBR14-N) is an ideal all-in-one networking solution for connecting wired or 802.11b, g, or n wireless devices, to share a cable or DSL connection.

The new EZ Connect N Wireless PCI Adapter (SMCWPCI-N) and EZ Connect N Wireless CardBus Adapter (SMCWCB-N) supply pure draft N connections for the best performance available. Connected to a network anchored by an SMC Barri-cade N Wireless four-port Broadband Router (SMCWBR14-N), they offer instant, seamless high-speed network connectivity.

The EZ Connect N Wireless PCI adapter (SMCWPCI-N) and EZ Connect N Wireless CardBus adapter (SMCWCB-N) bring wireless connectivity to desktop and notebook computers to bring fast connections (up to 300Mbps) and great coverage with the same enterprise-class security pro-vided by SMC’s 802.11n-draft wireless networking family.

The new solutions will be available this quarter.