Pakedge has revealed a router purpose-designed to handle Gigabit service and multimedia applications and it has been specifically designed with the installation market in mind.

Dubbed the Gigabit RK-1 router, Pakedge’s latest networking product is designed with enterprise-grade reliability in mind, although installers are encouraged to use it in residential applications.

“In a world where 4K content is increasing, where there are multiple HD streaming services, data hungry AV devices and Internet of Things appliances impacting every day on the home and business, integrators need network equipment they can rely on to manage this growing traffic effectively,” says Benson Chan, vice president of business development at Pakedge.

“The LAN/WAN speeds on our new router is averaging just above 900 Mbps, making it more than equipped to meet data demand both now and in the future. The RK-1 is an enterprise grade router that’s set to take the network to another level.”

This new Gigabit, multimedia router has five LAN ports, two WAN ports, a console port and two USB ports.  It also features a dual core processor for increased CPU speeds.

The RK-1 has been engineered specifically for multimedia solutions and should be able to manage simultaneous streams of high bandwidth, low latency traffic including 4K and HD video, uncompressed audio, VoIP telephone services, streaming video camera feeds and other automation control system applications.

Installers will be pleased by the Connect+ certification and Pakedge’s management interface, which has been designed to be as simple as possible at set-up stage.

Additionally, the RK-1 incorporates an array of other multimedia traffic management features. These include Pakedge TruStream technology that distinguishes and prioritises the processing of latency-sensitive traffic (e.g. VoIP traffic, streaming video) from other traffic and IGMP snooping that facilitates the proper operation of multicast media streaming devices within the network.

The RK-1 is eligible for Pakedge’s Custom Engineering program, which burns integrator’s preferred configurations into the firmware. This means an integrator can still make configuration tweaks on a customised wireless, but can revert back to their own preferred customisation by hitting the factory default button. This essentially condenses their best system integrator’s knowledge and experience directly into the devices.

The Pakedge Custom Engineering is intended to help dealers scale their business and profit more effectively by improving efficiency. By spending less time customising configurations on individual devices, Pakedge’s Custom Engineering program allows dealers to make better use of staffing and time.

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