Pakedge Device & Software has just launched the K61-A and K61U-A gateway appliances. Both have six pre-configured VLANs, Pakedge BakPak monitoring and something the company calls TruStream.
The K61U-A includes all the features of the K61-A, with the addition of Pakedge’s Unified Threat Management (UTM) network security. UTM provides parental controls and high security by blocking viruses, questionable websites and other unwanted content before it can get past the firewall.
Designed to take the difficulty out of setting up a network, both models feature six pre-configured VLANs. VLANs (short for virtual local area networks) are communication lines that facilitate network segmenting, prioritize bandwidth and achieve optimum performance from even high-data throughput devices including high-definition IP cameras, streaming audio/video components, game systems and other clients.
The K61-A and K61U-A incorporate Pakedge TruStream technology to recognize and categorize network traffic, ensuring that high-priority data like streaming video, music and VoIP are given precedence. TruStream eliminates the interference and high latency that result in buffering, lag or even complete interruption of streaming playback.
They are also both designed to operate in conjunction with BakPak cloud management, letting dealers monitor and power cycle select devices on the network. Dealers will also be able to control the system-wide network and receive automatic notifications via text messages, phone calls or apps.
These devices are also certified to meet Pakedge CASC standards, allowing them to receive commands from networked remotes and touch panels. This allows a seamless integration of both control and power-cycling to give users exactly what they want.