The Synology router, RT1900AC, is available in the US as of today. The highly awaited WiFi router has many features that will make it a welcome addition to your home network. Parental Controls, 802.11ac, easy to use web GUI as well as an app to control the router.
I was fortunate enough to get some hands on with it at CES 2016 and can tell that it is well deserving of the awards it received at the show. This router has some features I've been waiting for and I can't wait to get it in my house to use. You don't have to break the bank in order to try it out though. It will sell for $149 and be available at most of your favorite outlets like Amazon.com. I hope to have it in my hands soon and will give you a more detailed look. Until then, check out the photos from CES, read the press release below, and discuss Synology and the RT1900AC in the HSS Forums.
Synology Launches Award-Winning Router in United States
High-speed wireless router featuring robust connectivity for homes and offices
Bellevue, WA – February 16, 2016 – Today, Synology Inc. – a manufacturer of network attached storage (NAS) – launched its first router, the RT1900ac, in the U.S. market. The highly anticipated device has already earned several awards and recognitions globally, including a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree (computer accessories category) and a Computex 2015 Gold Award.
Revolutionary Software Experience
The Synology Router Manger (SRM) is the intuitive operating system that powers the RT1900ac. With a user-friendly interface, SRM makes managing your network and Wi-Fi settings simple, while delivering robust tools for users and professionals.
·Easy to Use –Desktop-like interface makes it easy for beginners to manage their entire network settings.
·Free Updates – Regular software updates means a more secure product with new features to enjoy.
·Add-on Packages – Users can download free packages and transform the RT1900ac into a VPN server, RADIUS authentication server, DNS server, media server and 24/7 download hub for their homes and offices.
·Convenient Access – Access SRM by aiming your browser at “router.synology.com” during installation, or use a customizable QuickConnect ID, DDNS address to access SRM anywhere in the world. http://bit.ly/1O7hsrx
·DS router – Available on Android or iOS devices, conveniently manage your Synology router settings from the palm of your hand. Review real time traffic monitoring and wireless network management.
"The Router is a critical element for any modern network, and yet it often remains complicated to use. By leveraging our expertise in network attached storage and maximizing the user experience, Synology provides a pleasant, efficient, advanced solution for enthusiasts and professional users," said Derren Lu, chief executive officer of Synology Inc.
Advanced networking tools
The SRM Network Center application allows users to limit bandwidth consumption, block malicious content, setup parental controls, and fine-tune how data travels through your home or office network.
·Traffic Monitor – Provides intuitive and detailed graphic view on network resource allocation.
·Beamforming – User-controlled beamforming focuses wireless signals towards supported devices to: reduce latency, economize power consumption and improve the wireless range.
·Application Layer QoS – Allows users to control internet availability by device and networking applications.
·Parental Controls – Easily set up access times for each device and create built-in DNS based web filter.
Never worry about speed bottlenecks even when multiple devices are connected to the network. The RT1900ac is equipped with three adjustable long-range antennas and uses the latest 802.11ac wireless technology which broadcasts both 2.4GHz and 5GHz signals for combined data transfer speeds of up to 1900mbps. The Synology Router RT1900ac boasts professional level networking tools, at a consumer-friendly price for homes and offices. Suggested retail price: $149.99.
About Synology Inc.
Founded in 2000, Synology creates network attached storage (NAS) and private cloud solutions that transform the way people share, manage, and backup data – at home and work. The company has an extensive line of NAS: from 1-bay desktop units (DiskStations) – to rackmounts (RackStations) that scale up to 1.4PB. The products are ideal for consumers, small- and medium-sized business (SMB), and small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME). All of Synology’s private cloud solutions come with the intuitive DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system.
Synology NAS are an exceptional value with free add-on packages for file sharing, syncing, backup, multimedia streaming, photo management, VPN setup, and more. The storage devices also include built-in encryption, antivirus protection, warranties, free software upgrades, and online support. Products are feature rich, easy-to-use, energy efficient, reliable, and affordable. For more information visit: www.synology.com