Al Otaiba Communications, one of the leading telecom and technology product distributors in the Middle East and the exclusive distributor for Sitecom in the region, announced the availability of the WL-308 Wireless 300N XR Gigabit Router for the Middle East. The router is ideal for users who want low-latency online gaming, lag-free local network gaming, uninterrupted VoIP use and optimum performance with applications such as streaming HD video and audio and transferring large quantities of data.
Speaking on the launch, Khalaf bin Saif Al Otaiba, CEO, Al Otaiba Communications said, “We are happy and proud to announce the much anticipated launch of the WL-308 Sitecom Gaming Router in this region. As the tagline mentions, the router is targeted at hardcore gamers and internet enthusiasts who ‘Never Make Concessions’ and combines an evolution in networking with an innovative and appealing design. With recent reports stating that the Middle East has the world’s fastest growth in web use and with the number of serious gamers in this region growing exponentially, we believe that this product will take the market by storm”.
The router automatically recognizes application patterns in the datastream and allocates priority to those applications which need the best performance for optimal use of the available bandwidth. This intelligent technology, named StreamEngine®, guarantees optimum wireless and wired performance, and efficiency for applications such as Voice Over IP, gaming, video streaming and downloading. The advanced ‘Quality of Service’ functionality is activated automatically, with no settings or additional software required. Furthermore, the router can handle a mammoth 30,000 simultaneous open connections, ensuring that streams or network tasks can be carried out seamlessly for multiple users in the network.
The 802.11n draft 2.0 router is equipped with the latest wireless network technology, with speeds of up to 300 Mbps. The router is fitted with three 3dBi detachable antennas, ensuring optimal cover. For gamers who prefer a wired network, the Gaming Router has a built-in 5 Port Full-Duplex 10/100/1000 switch which delivers performances that are 10x faster than a standard network with speeds of up to 100 Mbit.
The Gaming Router features Preconfigured Application Level Gateways, so that users have preconfigured settings for the most recent popular online games. Furthermore, this list can easily be expanded and modified, so that the user always has access to his or her favorite online games. The router also features an Advance Scheduled Access Control function, enabling Internet traffic management. The user can indicate for each computer in the network at which set times use can be made of the Internet and to which pages access can and cannot be granted.
Among the key advantages of the router are the ease of set-up and security. The gaming adapter is fitted with a WPS hard button to create a secure connection with a single push of a button, and without any complicated software installation. Thanks to the WPA-TKIP and WPA-AES encryption, the data and privacy of the user are automatically protected.
The gaming router not only excels in performance but also in design. This model has a clean design, with a tough but stylish outlook. Sitecom decided on a casing existing out of a top which is finished in 'piano black' and a bottom with a rubber coating. When the router is switched on, the blue LEDs shine through the exterior. Sitecom also presents the WL-182GM Wireless 300N XR USB Gaming Adapter, the ideal combination for the Gaming Router which is fitted with WPS.