Networking

Al Otaiba introduces world’s smallest wireless “N” routers

Al Otaiba Communications, exclusive distributor for Sitecom in the Middle East, has launched the Pure E-motion | X-Series adding another dimension to networking. During the development of this innovative line, Sitecom embraced upon a very ambitious mission: to reach maximum wireless performance with internal antennas in terms of speed and coverage, to provide security “out of the box” and simple user-friendly solutions; all combined within an exclusive and compact casing which could fit into the palm of a hand. The result: a complete line-up containing the smallest “N” routers in the world with Internal High Performance Antenna technology without making any concessions in its technical features.

Commenting on the launch, Khalaf bin Saif Al Otaiba, CEO, Al Otaiba Communications said, “It is our objective to bring the world’s leading technology to Middle East users and it is with pride that we introduce the world’s smallest wireless ‘N’ routers to this market. The stylish and extremely compact routers and adapters from the Pure E-motion | X-series take advantage of the latest wireless technologies and make it possible not only for experienced users, but also for beginners to easily create a fast and secure wireless connection at home or in the home-office”.

The Pure E-motion | X-series line consists of three different solutions, which are represented by X-symbols (X1 – blue, X2 – green and X3 – orange). Each of the symbols corresponds to the number of Internal High Performance Antennas integrated within the router. Sitecom makes it easy to choose the right technology by providing a clear table on the back of the packaging customized for each demand. Depending on the expected speed, coverage and used applications, the user can check which model suits his needs the best following Sitecom's advice. For each router Sitecom developed a compatible USB adapter for an ideal match and optimal wireless performance; both marked with the same colour label on the front of the packaging.

User-friendliness has played an important role in the development of this range. The X-series routers distinguish themselves thanks to a modern casing without external antennas in a compact size of 11,8 x 12,5 x 3 cm (hxwxd). Moreover the products do not look out of place in any interior thanks to the lifestyle design in warm brown and cream colours. Since Sitecom is aware of the global scale of environmental problems, the X-series router casings are produced without the use of paint, but made of coloured raw materials.

Taking into consideration a wide target audience, Sitecom has chosen an easy-to-follow Quick Installation Guide, which uses clear diagrams and has as few words as possible. Moreover, Sitecom has simplified the process of securing the (wired and/or wireless) network. To secure the wireless network the user can make use of the WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) hard button which is placed on all the routers and adapters. Thanks to WPS technology users can create a secure wireless connection with just the push of a button and without any complicated software installation. The user, who prefers to install and secure the wireless network manually, can find the requested WPA2 security code on the mini-manual on the bottom of the router. For wired use it's not necessary to install any software since the routers of the X-series are fully secured 'out of the box'.

The first products from the Pure E-motion | X-series that will be available are the X1, X2 and X3 wireless routers and compatible USB adapters. With the WL-340 Wireless Router 150N X1 the user can easily set up a wireless home network with a throughput up to 150 Mbps and a reliable wireless range. This router with one Internal High Performance Antenna makes it possible to wirelessly share files and broadband Internet access, as well as the peripheral devices attached to the desktop PC's and notebooks in the network.

The WL-341 Wireless Router 300N X2 with two integrated antennas and the WL-342 X3 with three integrated antennas are equipped with the latest network technology 802.11n draft 2.0 so users can count on unprecedented performances of networks in environments with several users and demanding applications, such as HD video and audio, VoIP, multiplayer gaming and the transfer of large volumes of data with speeds up to 300 Mbps.

The most superior router WL-342 – which is equipped with three Internal High Performance Antennas – reduces “dead spots” and guarantees an optimal cover on all the floors of the house including the garden and home-office.

The innovative home networking solutions from the Pure E-motion | X-series are available from February 2009 and are accompanied by Sitecom's 10 year warranty

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