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CES 2013: Alpha Networks Presents the Latest Smart Networking Technology, Enabling Home Access Everywhere
By: PR Newswire
Jan. 8, 2013 01:00 PM
HSINCHU, Taiwan, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Networks Inc. (TAIEX: 3380), a global leader in the networking and multimedia DMS industry, is exhibiting a full range of digital home products integrated with the latest Internet technology, mobile communications, home networking, audio/video entertainment and IP surveillance equipment to fulfill the growing need of convenient digital lifestyle in media sharing, fast networking and home security.
Along with the fast evolving networking technology, the advance of mobile communication will cradle the boom of wide spread home applications. The future of smart home entertainment can be controlled by a single device with intelligent user interface. Embracing this technology trend, Alpha Networks has been long invested in engineering research in digital multimedia applications, revealing a series of new consumer electronics that combined technological trend with smart features at the world's largest electronic show.
At CES 2013, Alpha Networks names the main theme as "Home Access Everywhere". With sleek design and simple operation, the productized Miracast streaming player will utilize the newest peer-to-peer wireless screencast standard, created by the Wi-Fi Alliance to enable screen mirroring of a smart device into the big screen at home with interactive high-definition audio/video transmission seamlessly. With Miracast streaming player, along with other innovative products from Alpha Networks, home access everywhere is made possible.
The future digital lifestyle will be closely integrated with network applications. As network transmission speed increases rapidly, powerful smart devices will get broader applications at home. With the superior ability to design hardware and software internally, Alpha Networks can provide the most cost effective yet customized products to meet the fast-changing market demand for customers. At this exhibition, Alpha Networks will showcase a number of new consumer electronics, with a product category ranging from digital multimedia, wireless networking to mobile broadband. Among all, the representatives of new product offerings are described as below:
* Hybrid DVB-S/C STB
As television is gradually turning to high-definition digital broadcasting, cable/satellite and telecom operators are mustering their efforts to replace legacy equipment with high performing digital systems to greet the advent of new generation of interactive entertainment. Focusing on OTT and IP STB development for years, Alpha Networks has accumulated a wealth of software modules and hardware design experience to enter the global pay TV market of premium cable/satellite TV with the dual-mode hybrid DVB-S/C set-top box. Pre-installed with mainstream Content Access/Digital Rights Management and various software modules, the Hybrid DVB-S/C STB can be easily integrated into operators' main system to streamline the time-to-market process, maximizing opportunity for operators.
* NVR and Cloud-based IP Camera
To meet the demand of modern home security systems that serves multiple purposes, Alpha Networks combines the traditional home monitoring system with a Network Video Recorder and LinknLook cloud service to enable high connectivity for viewing installed IP cameras everywhere on the Internet. Incorporated with Media Relay functionality and superb video compression technology, a LinknLook cloud-based IP camera provides users with ease of installation on different network environments and allows multiple camera playbacks of video clips previously recorded to the NVR.
* New Generation 802.11ac Router/AP/USB Wireless Solutions
While the world is greeting the arrival of the 802.11ac wireless standard with Gigabit transmission speeds, Alpha Networks has launched a full range of 802.11ac products, resolving insufficient bandwidth when streaming HD media and boosting wireless signal for whole house coverage effortlessly.
* Ultra-Portable Personal Router
Mobility is a key feature for a modern lifestyle. Consumers often face weak indoor 3G signal, making the Internet inaccessible. Equipped with a charging plug and Ethernet connector for broadband access, Alpha Networks' ultra-portable personal router allows users to conveniently connect wireless devices to the Internet flawlessly, making it an essential travel accessory.
* Wireless N Mini Extender
Geared with a multi-purpose power design, the Wireless N Mini Extender eliminates dead spots where Wi-Fi clients have difficulty accessing the Internet through a distant wireless router. Compatible with 802.11b/g/n, this extender delivers HD media streaming seamlessly.
* Dual-mode 3G Femtocell
While global carriers are actively expanding their network infrastructure, 3G femtocell plays a significant role in solving insufficient bandwidth and weak signal problems. Put together with years of R&D and system integration experience within the company, the Dual-mode Femtocell incorporates advanced 3G Interference Management and operates in 3G and Wi-Fi mode. Besides the basic functions of a femtocell, this device can become a Wi-Fi Hotspot AP, allowing users to access the Internet via 3G or Wi-Fi interchangeably.
"Alpha Networks has deep roots in networking development and design experience over the decades. Evolving network technologies and diversify applications amplify our exceptional capability in this industry. As a long term partner for major multi-national corporations, we provide tailor-made hardware and software solutions that generate remarkable results. Alpha Networks will continue to follow the smart home trend and develop in the direction of providing solutions to all aspects and integration services. By combining networking technology and multimedia applications, Alpha Networks will create a diverse and convenient intelligent home environment for consumers," said Harrison Chang, President of Alpha Networks.
Alpha Networks, Inc., a global leader in the networking ODM/OEM industry, is a premier outsourcing partner of brand name networking companies, telecommunications firms, and service providers from around the world. Our diverse portfolio of off-the-shelf and custom solutions leverage the full potential of current and next generation technologies, including: LAN/MAN, Mobile & Broadband, Wireless, and Digital Multimedia. For more information about Alpha Networks, please visit http://www.alphanetworks.com.
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