SMC Networks has received ‘Works with Vista’ accreditation for two routers in its BarricadeTM N line of wireless networking products. The testing assures that the products integrate cleanly and smoothly into customers’ Windows Vista environments.
The newly certified products are two of SMC Networks’ broadband routers, the SMCWBR14-N2 Barricade N Pro Draft 11n Broadband Router and the SMCWGBR14-N Barricade N ProMax Draft 11n Gigabit Broadband Router, which both provide complete all-in-one networking for connecting and sharing a high speed cable or xDSL Internet connection.
Both networking products offer the speed, distance and bandwidth advantages of IEEE 802.11n draft 2.0 alongside backward and cross-vendor compatibility with 802.11 b/g wireless.
Designed for both home and office use, they excel in demanding applications such as network gaming, high-definition video streaming, file sharing and VoIP and are capable of data transfer rates of up to 300Mbps – almost six times the rate of 802.11g.
Each of these platform-independent multi-function routers combines a 4-port LAN switch, a high-speed Wireless 802.11 n access point, NAT firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), Intelligent stream handling technology and a user friendly web-based management interface in one convenient device.
The Gigabit-capable SMCWGBR14-N also offers increased functionality by including a multi-function USB2.0 print server.
“SMC Networks has a strong commitment to standards and interoperability. Achieving Works with Vista accreditation assures our customers of seamless Vista integration and that we continue to pursue rigorous compatibility testing to meet the needs of today’s networks," says James Harris, Product Manager, SMC Networks.
"Microsoft congratulates SMC Networks for earning the Works with Windows logo for two of its Barricade NTM series routers," says Justin Jed, Group Product Manager of Windows Client Product Management at Microsoft Corp. “By achieving the Works with Windows designation, SMC is letting its customers know that the products have met explicit standards for reliability and quality in Windows Vista environments.”
Paul Luff, country manager of SMC Networks South Africa, says: “This is an important milestone for the company. It goes a long way to reinforce the existing levels of technology differentiation that the company has worked tirelessly to secure. From a local perspective, consumers now have the peace of mind that SMC solutions are compatible with the most up to date and sophisticated system software available, and the combination can only add value to any networked environment.”