BUFFALO TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTIONIZES WIRELESS NETWORKING WITH THE FIRST REMOTE ACCESS ROUTER FOR THE CONSUMER AND SMALL BUSINESS MARKETS
The AirStation Wireless Secure Remote Gateway is the Only Product of Its Kind That Allows Users To Access Their Home or Office Computer from Anywhere in the World
Austin, TX â€“ November 1, 2004 – Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking, storage and memory solutions today announced a revolutionary wireless router, the AirStation Wireless Secure Remote Gateway (WZR-RS-G54). This groundbreaking remote-access solution is the only wireless router for the consumer and small business markets that enables users to conveniently and securely access e-mail, files, programs and network resources while on the road. The product also allows users to stream music files including MP3’s, video files, or access digital photo images from anywhere in the world.
Buffaloâ€™s new wireless router is the ideal solution for consumers, frequent travelers, telecommuters, multi-site employees and mobile office workers who need access to their home or office personal computer.
â€œThere are over 25 million people in the U.S.1 who work from home, and business travel is on the increase. This is an audience that demands a simple, secure and inexpensive solution that gives them the same capabilities on the road as at home or the office,â€ stated Morikazu Sano, vice president of product marketing and public relations at Buffalo Technology. â€œCompeting software solutions start at $20 a month, which can add up, especially if you add users. Our Wireless Secure Remote Gateway is an affordable, one-time purchase and provides users with a cost-effective means to access resources and remain productive while away from the home or office.â€
The AirStation Wireless Secure Remote Gateway is an 802.11g/802.11b compliant router that features 125* High Speed Mode wireless technology and Buffaloâ€™s patent pending AirStation One-Touch Secure System (AOSSâ„¢). AOSS is designed to allow users to setup a secure wireless connection with the push of a button. Within 90-seconds, AOSS instantly detects and configures other AOSS-enabled devices on the network and seamlessly installs the highest available level of wireless security. The router includes both a PPTP VPN client and a PPTP VPN server for secure connections to other computers. This allows users to access and exchange files that reside on their home or office computer over the Internet via the PPTP secured protocol and eliminates the need of an FTP server or a paid service. Full access is granted as if the user were sitting in front of their home or office computer. The productâ€™s Wake-On-LAN feature allows users to turn on their computer from any other computer with Internet access.
The Wireless Secure Remote Gateway incorporates an easy to navigate portal screen providing simple web-based access to product features. The product includes features that are unique to Buffaloâ€™s routers such as Wireless Distribution System (WDS) for bridging and repeating; External Antenna support for extended wireless signal range; Intrusion Detector, which notifies users if an attack has been attempted on their system; and Privacy Separator for secure wireless sessions.
The product supports robust security protocols such as WPA-PSK with AES support, which gives the Wireless Secure Remote Gateway the ability to support WPA2 â€“ the latest and most powerful security standard for wireless networks. The router includes a built-in DHCP server with a 4-port 10/100Mbps switch. The Wireless Secure Remote Gateway also supports forward-looking Fiber To The Home (FTTH) technology with routing speeds of up to 98.7Mbps.
Backed by a limited two-year warranty and toll-free 24/7 technical support, the AirStation Wireless Secure Remote Gateway (WZR-RS-G54) will be available November at an estimated street price of $199. For more information about Buffalo Technology and its products, please visit the companyâ€™s Web site at www.buffalotech.com.