WD enters wireless home networking market

Vendor ushers in era of blazing fast HD entertainment streaming

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WD enters wireless home networking market The My Net array of routers is part of WD's home networking consumer offering.
By  Manda Banda Published  September 13, 2012

Western Digital, a global provider of external storage solutions, has launched its first line of wireless home networking products, designed specifically to accelerate movies, video and gaming, delivering a premium high-definition entertainment experience.

The launch of the My Net Family of routers also paves way for WD to enter the home networking consumer market in the Middle East region.

The vendor says with the My Net Family of routers, the company is now offering powerful and easy-to-use home networking products. WD states that the range comes with its exclusive FasTrack technology that instantly detects entertainment traffic on the network and fast-forwards it to gaming consoles, media players, smart TVs, tablets, smartphones, computers and other Wi-Fi connected devices.

"With so many people within the home simultaneously watching movies, playing games and browsing the web via their iPad, iPhone, Xbox and other devices, the network demands placed on today's connected home has grown exponentially," said Jim Welsh, executive vice president for WD's Branded Products and Consumer Electronics Groups. "Our successes in creating Connected Home solutions with our WD TV media players and personal cloud products have given us valuable insights into the network-overload problems of home wireless users, and entering the wireless home networking market offers WD an exciting opportunity to strengthen our Connected Home offerings that are aimed at enhancing the home entertainment experience for consumers."

WD says in addition to getting a premium home entertainment experience with the My Net router array, customers can centralise storage and backup for all the computers in their home, as well as create a personal cloud for their digital media and remotely access those files anytime, anywhere with the My Net N900 Central. The My N900 Central is WD's all-in-one N900 router with an integrated 1 TB or 2 TB internal hard drive.

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