Storage specialists Synology are at Computex 2016, unveiling their newest router, the RT2600. Coinciding with this is their upgraded operating system, Synology Router Manager (SRM) 1.1.
This newest router gets its name from the projected 2600 Mbps speed, which coupled with dual-band wireless connectivity allows for massive download sizes at the fastest possible rate. As the pictures show, the download speed is no idle brag, so any slowdown in data can only be attributed to your network provider.
This router is designed to handle as many devices as possible without overloading itself. with four Multiple User (MU) MIMO support you can have several devices streaming or gaming and not experience any slowdown. It also has a 1.7 GHz dual-core cpu to make sure that the router can keep with high-intensity network use, such as online gaming, and makes use of USB 3.0 and SDHC UHS-I/SDXC UHS-I ports for high-speed data transmission.
Synology’s new and updated operating system SRM 1.1 is also designed to make the most of this new router, whilst also ensuring that you are able to quickly tell if any issues arise in your data connection. It has a built-in traffic report to see what is taking up the most bandwidth, and Smart Connect is designed to make sure the computer is using the band best suited for its current task.
More important however with SRM 1.1 are two specific features critical in today’s online world. There is an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) service designed to protect your network from outside attacks and breaches, which in a world where data protection is paramount is a much needed feature. There is also a Cloud Station Package coming with SRM 1.1, which can turn the router into a private synching cloud for those who want to make use of cloud data.
As networks become faster and data becomes ever bigger, routers able to take the stress are very much needed, and it seems that the RT2600 is up to the task. Further details and pricing are expected at a later date.