Duxbury Networking has launched two new broadband ADSL gateway products, the first in a full range of new offerings under its recently announced Duxbury Tenda brand banner.
Targeted at the Soho (small office, home office) market as well as small enterprise users, the D840R (wired) and W548D (wireless) ADSL+2 routers are positioned as price/ performance leaders in the broadband communications sector.
According to Andy Robb, chief technology officer at Duxbury Networking, a key feature of the new Duxbury Tenda range is its affordability:
"Recent exchange rate fluctuations have triggered across-the-board price increases in the IT industry. Duxbury Networking has recognised the problem and added an entry-level router range to our portfolio to appeal to end users keen to contain escalating costs."
Robb says the new products are launched against the backdrop of the imminent arrival of high speed broadband services to South Africa – expected mid-2009 – which will lead to an increase in demand for ADSL routers.
From a technical perspective the Duxbury Tenda D840R is a wired ADSL2+ router that complies with ADSL and ADSL2+ standards. It supports data speeds of up to 24Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream.
"It supports multiple network protocols and provides NAT [network address translation] router, bridge and switch functions," adds Robb. "A built-in 4-port switch can add more users, without the need to purchase a hub or additional switch."
The Duxbury Tenda W548D is a wireless broadband ADSL2+ router that supports data speeds up to 24 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream. It has an integrated 54Mbps Access Point which allows clients to conveniently and securely connect wirelessly. A USB host port is provided, allowing users to link an external hard drive for shared storage when serving a network.
Security is taken care of via multiple data encryption mechanisms while IP and MAC address filtering protect against 'denial of service', and other malicious attacks from outside the organisation. The router can be managed from any location through a 'remote web management' interface.