Pakedge Launches Gigabit Router

Router Aimed at High Speed Needs in Custom AV Channel
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Pakedge Device & Software has launched its RK-1 router, which is designed to handle gigabit service and multimedia applications.

“In a world where 4K content is increasing, where there are multiple HD streaming services, data hungry AV devices and ‘Internet of Things’ appliances impacting every day on the home and business, integrators need network equipment they can rely on to manage this growing traffic effectively,” said Benson Chan, vice president of business development at Pakedge. “The LAN/WAN speed on our new router is averaging just above 900 Mbps, making it more than equipped to meet data demand both now and in the future. The RK-1 is an enterprise grade router that’s set to take the network to another level.”

The router has five LAN ports, two WAN ports, as well as a console port and two USB 3.0 ports.

The RK-1 was designed to be to easy set up. For example, preconfigured Pakedge Zones simplify VLAN setup and allow installers to segment voice, video, and data traffic onto distinct sub-networks allowing diverse traffic types to be processed more efficiently and eliminate system conflicts. On a Pakedge network, Pakedge Zones propagate from the router, to the switch, and down to the AP and connected devices.

Additionally, the RK-1 incorporates an array of other multimedia traffic management features. These include Pakedge TruStream technology that distinguishes and prioritizes the processing of latency-sensitive traffic (e.g. VoIP traffic, streaming video) from other traffic, and IGMP snooping that facilitates operation of multicast media streaming devices within the network.

The RK-1 is compatible with Pakedge’s Custom Engineering program, which burns integrator’s preferred configurations into the firmware. Integrators can still make configuration tweaks on a customised wireless, but can revert back to their own preferred customization by hitting the factory default button. Pakedge hopes the program will help dealers to make better use of staffing and time, by spending less time customizing configurations on individual devices.

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