PCRange has announced that it will be bringing a new home and SOHO ADSL2+ router which comes with Ethernet and wireless connectivity as well as VoIP and DECT capabilities.
The Fritz!Box is developed by German company AVM and supports both ADSL2+ and Ethernet WAN upstream connections. It also supports the ADSL2+ Annex M protocol to deliver upstream speeds as fast as 2.5 megabits per second as well as 802.11 a/b/g/n Wireless LANs with full encryption.
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It also contains a built-in DECT cordless handset base station, supporting as many as six wireless handsets, plus two wired VoIP handset ports and a voice port. The FRITZ!Box even supports both IPTV and IPv6 and includes integrated PABX functions including call diversion and "email-enabled" answering machine and fax service functions.
PCRange will launch two FRITZ!Box models in Australia, with the top model including gigabit Ethernet ports, dual-band wireless network signals on the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequencies and support for VDSL2 as well as Ethernet WAN running as fast as 100 Mbit/s.
The Internode online store will sell FRITZ!Box products from January 2011, offering special FRITZ!Box pricing with new or renewed Internode broadband services on a 24-month term.
FRITZ!Box models and accessories that will be available in Australia are:
- FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7270 (RRP $369) provides high performance Internet connections via ADSL2+, four 100-Mbit/s Ethernet ports and dual-band Wireless LAN a/b/g/n support
- FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7390 (RRP $469), with four gigabit Ethernet ports, ADSL2+, VDSL2, concurrent dual-band WLAN access points, ISDN support and on-board storage for media services and NAS functions
- Stick 'N Surf dual-band wireless USB stick (RRP $89) for computers with no wireless support
- DECT cordless phone handsets (RRP $129) optimised for the FRITZ!Box.