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WORFORCE MOBILITY: Instant Office Anywhere. Just Add Business


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As the mobile workforce trend becomes entrenched in how businesses operate, it is becoming increasingly important for employees to have the right tools to do their jobs at the highest levels of efficiency to remain competitive in today's fast-moving business world. Nology, a supplier of quality security-driven broadband, networking and communication solutions, has introduced the Billion 6200NXL Wireless-N broadband router to the local market, addressing the demands of mobile workers who require a secure and high-speed Internet connection, and the ability to share their network, in a variety of environments.

The Billion 6200NXL Router allows workers to enjoy the freedom of secure, always-on connectivity wherever their job takes them, coupled with the ability to share even their 3G connection via the integrated USB2.0 port. A network with multiple computers or laptops can also be created via the integrated wireless N access point (AP) or 4-port switch. Users merely need to take the router with them wherever they go and connect it to their 3G modem/dongle to connect to the Internet and share connectivity among several users. A second USB port is available and can be used to connect to other devices, such as a printer or external hard drive - so multiple users can access these devices - whether they are on the road, or at the office. The router also has an Ethernet WAN port, so it can connect with an ADSL/cable/ fiber modem, allowing it to offer these same network functionalities while in the office environment using a broadband connection. This makes the Billion 6200NXL a complete and comprehensive broadband router to cater for any broadband connection type - a product that can grow and adapt with you and the broadband trends.

As 3G is still perceived as a costly connection options; the Billion 6200NXL also comes with a value-added application utility, the 3G Management Center, allowing workers to monitor and manage their 3G status and monthly subscriptions. The 3G management utility allows one to track their 3G usage.
Signal strength can be monitored and other statistics such as total connection time can be viewed on the 3G interface as well.

The Billion 6200NXL can also be used as a FTP or Webcam server - in which case the router is plugged into the hard drive or webcam at the office, and users can then access these devices while out of the office via any Internet connection. This allows users to access their data wherever they are, or access the office webcam remotely so one can use it as a security measure to 'check up' on their office while away.

Says Riaan Leuschner, MD of Nology, "Mobile workers now require the ability to connect to the Internet in many different working environments - whether it is at offsite meetings, tradeshows, conferences, workshops, at home or in between meetings.

At the same time, businesses are starting to use a variety of rich content as part of their communication and presentation arsenal - photos, High Definition (HD) video files, media-intensive applications, and movies.
Mobile workers require the ability to download and present online content and share files over a network wherever they are. The Billion 6200NXL Router meets these requirements - and more. It is an ideal solution for office users, event organisers - and even families who want to share their connection and network while at home, or on holiday."

The Billion 6200NXL features auto fail-over, which ensures maximum connectivity and minimum interruption by quickly and smoothly connecting to a 3G network in the event that the WAN port connection fails (i.e. ADSL).
This makes it an ideal solution for office situations where constant connection is essential. The integrated 802.11n Wireless Access Point means the router delivers up to three times the wireless coverage of that of the 802.11b/g network device; and it supports a data rate of up to 300Mbps.

Establishing a secure network is made easy as the router supports the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) standard and allows users to establish a secure wireless network at the push of a button. The built-in Wireless Distribution System (WDS) repeater allows for the expansion of network coverage without the need for further wires or cables, and the multiple SSIDs allow users to access different networks through a single access point.

Says Leuschner: "The Billion 6200NXL Wireless-N Router is a perfect tool for the modern business, providing a wealth of functionality to ensure that security, connectivity and smart management is at employees' fingertips, empowering them with the means to work more efficiently in any environment."

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