December 26, 2012

New ! My Net : WD ® Enters Wireless Home Networking Market, Ushers in New Era of Blazing Fast HD Entertainment Streaming

My Net™ Family of Dual-Band Routers with Exclusive FasTrack™ Technology Accelerates Video and Games using Intelligent, Real-Time Entertainment Prioritization

WD, a Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) company, and a world leader in external storage and maker of the popular WD TV® media player family, unveil its first line of wireless home networking products for the family, designed to accelerate movies, video and gaming, delivering a premium high-definition entertainment experience for the whole family.
Upgrade your family home entertainment networking via WD My Net.

Accelerate your entertainment with new My Net HD Dual-Band Routers with with its FasTrack™ technology. WD unites family members with its My Net family of powerful and easy-to-use home networking products, with its FasTrack™ technology that instantly detects entertainment traffic on the network and fast-forwards it to gaming consoles, media players, smart TVs, tablets, smart phones, computers and other Wi-Fi connected devices. Family can now truly enjoy life, simultaneously watching TV, playing video games and browsing the net with your new and advance computing gadgets.
I was the lucky winner of WD My Net HD Dual-Band Router during the WD media launch last Thursday, December 13, 2012 held at the Boracay Hall of Edsa Shangri La Manila. Very thankful that I was invited to this great and informative event.  We are now enjoying the easy-to-use home networking product of Western Digital. We can now say that “It’s More Fun,” watching TV, playing video and browsing the net with My Net.

Western Digital shares us the importance of the data we trust to our drives. As they focus their passion, knowledge and innovation on products that reliably keep our information and content safe and secure from loss.

“With so many people within the home simultaneously watching movies, playing games and browsing the Web via their iPad®, iPhone®, Xbox® and other devices, the network demands placed on today’s connected home has grown exponentially,” states Jim Welsh, executive vice president for WD's branded products and consumer electronics groups. “Our successes in creating Connected Home solutions with our WD TV media players and personal cloud products have given us valuable insights into the network-overload problems of home wireless users, and entering the wireless home networking market offers WD an exciting opportunity to strengthen our Connected Home offerings that are aimed at enhancing the home entertainment experience for consumers.”
Accelerated Entertainment
According to Nielsen and NM Incite’s recent U.S. Digital Consumer Report1, data from the fourth quarter of 2011 shows that 33 percent of consumers streamed a movie or TV show from the Internet through a subscription service such as Netflix™ or Hulu Plus™. Internet video services, multi-player online gaming sites, and live video chat services, combined with the explosive growth of tablets, smartphones and other devices that connect to the home network, have created a new model of home entertainment and Internet usage. 

With the industry’s only full line of HD dual-band wireless N routers, My Net customers can fully enjoy this new age of home entertainment. WD’s exclusive FasTrack optimization technology intelligently and automatically prioritizes Internet favorites like Netflix, Hulu Plus, VUDU, YouTube™, Xbox® LIVE, Skype™ and others, to create a smooth streaming experience in up to Full-HD 1080p quality. By using real-time analysis to maximize bandwidth for entertainment services, My Net routers provide a premium entertainment experience on any screen in the home that is connected to the router.  

Streamlined Setup and Ease-of-Use
The sleek hardware design of the My Net family of routers is complementary to the devices1 friendly and intuitive user interface, which was designed by a veteran team of developers to enable quick router setup from wireless or wired devices such as iPads and other mobile devices, as well as PCs and Mac® computers. The streamlined router setup is designed to make it easy for novice users to be up and running in minutes, while also providing all the customization tools expert users crave. The included My Net Dashboard makes it easy for users to customize, monitor or change the settings of the network, including setting parental controls, Internet security, guest network access, network name and password, printer and scanner settings, and mapping storage drives, all in one easy view.

New Combination Router, Personal Cloud and Automatic Wireless Backup
In addition to getting a premium home entertainment experience with My Net routers, customers can centralize storage and backup for all the computers in their home, as well as create a personal cloud for their digital media and remotely access those files anytime, anywhere. Part of the My Net family, My Net N900 Central is WD’s all-in-one N900 router with an integrated 1 TB or 2 TB internal hard drive. Remote access to My Net N900 Central is available on any computer through www.WD2go.com and with WD mobile apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch® or Android™ smartphones and tablets.

In addition to keeping content safe at home and always accessible while away from home, users can rely on My Net N900 Central for automatic wireless backup with the included WD SmartWare™ software for Windows®, while Mac users can utilize all the features of Apple® Time Machine® backup software. Additionally, any WD external hard drive with SmartWare software can connect directly to a My Net router to wirelessly backup all PC computers in the home.

My Net Router Family
  • My Net N900 Central – The My Net N900 Central HD dual-band storage router provides accelerated HD streaming plus integrated storage for wireless backup and remote access. With FasTrack™ Plus optimization technology, My Net N900 Central delivers high quality, accelerated HD entertainment that is intelligently and automatically prioritized to ensure smooth streaming. The wireless-N storage router features fast wireless performance with speeds up to 900 Mbps (450 + 450 Mbps on the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands combined), as well as integrated 1 TB or 2 TB internal storage for automatic wireless backup. My Net N900 Central includes 4 LAN and 1 WLAN Gigabit Ethernet ports for up to 10/100/1000 Mbps wired speeds, 1 USB port for additional storage, printer and media share server use, and range amplifier antennas for extended range. Additionally, My Net N900 Central is Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) and Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified for easy detection and connection of Wi-Fi devices.

  • My Net N900 – The My Net N900 HD dual-band router also provides a premium entertainment experience for movies, games, video, music, video chat and more. The My Net N900 offers the ultimate performance for all connected devices in the home, even while streaming to multiple devices at the same time. The exclusive FasTrack Plus technology provides intelligent, real-time traffic prioritization for simultaneous HD and 3D media streaming and online gaming. The wireless-N router features high wireless performance with speeds up to 900 Mbps (450 + 450 Mbps on the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands combined) and also includes 7 LAN and 1 WLAN Gigabit Ethernet ports for up to 10/100/1000 Mbps wired speeds, 2 USB ports for additional storage, printer and media share server use, and range amplifier antennas for extended range. Additionally, My Net N900 is UPnP and DLNA certified.

  • My Net N750 – The My Net N750 HD dual-band router is optimized to deliver multiple simultaneous HD media streams on the network, delivering accelerated video to all connected wireless and wired devices. WD’s exclusive FasTrack technology detects entertainment traffic and prioritizes bandwidth on the network to smoothly stream multiple HD movies, shows, games and more to connected devices. The router provides a combined data rate of up to 750 Mbps (300 + 450 Mbps) and features 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 2 USB ports.

  • My Net N600 – The My Net N600 HD dual-band router is ideal for simple and fast web surfing and entertainment streaming with FasTrack technology for a smooth HD viewing experience. The router provides a combined data rate of up to 600 Mbps (300 + 300 Mbps) and features 5 Fast Ethernet ports with 1 USB port.   
Pricing
My Net N600
My Net N750
My Net N900


PHP 3,190.00
PHP 4,690.00
PHP 7,090.00



My Net N900 Central 1 TB
My Net N900 Central 2 TB

PHP 9,790.00
PHP 11,690.00



Availability
My Net N600, My Net N750, My Net N900, My Net N900 Central will be available at select retailers by mid of December. The My Net family of routers comes with 3 year warranty and is distributed by EA Global Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. and Iontech Technologies Inc. in the Philippines.

About WD

WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.wd.com.

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor section of the company's website (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.

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13 comments:

che said...

Congratulations on your winning! great there are more products so people have more choices. Competition is gearing up as more people opt to have networks at the comfort of their home.

Erin Joan said...

Wow! You are so lucky that you won that gadget. I know Western Digital is a great brand when it comes to external storage, but never thought they have this router too. Would like to try it since almost everyone in our houses uses the Internet at the same time :D

R.O.M.E.L.O. said...

congrats on winning... the prices are good enough... but I still don't have a use for such a router... my current router is doing a great job...

tess said...

Congrats.Modern technology keeps improving ,we need this wireless reuters in the house .i hope i have this too.

AdoboTech Digital Technology said...

Congrats on your new WD Router... Im sure you will find new ways of using it...

Exlinkevents said...

I will try this product because of your good review thanks.

Unknown said...

Congrats. What a great year to start with this new and fast home entertainment gadgets. Mine is still working very good. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Anne Velasco said...

Awesome. Technology's really moving forward and everything seems to be turning into wireless things!

Wireless home networking products --- i think the only thing we have wireless at home is the router. Plus, my boyfriend bought me a wireless keyboard and wireless mouse a couple of weeks ago. Love my new laptop and desktop wireless friends!

Congratulations by the way for winning a new wireless gadget. You deserve it!

Simplymarrimye said...

This is a very high end product but knowing that every home in the Philippines now is equipped with new and high tech gadgets... I'm sure many households will grab one for their entertainment pleasures.

Jerome Ibuyan said...

Congrats! I think this really fits if you're family are techie and gadget aficionados. Great for monitoring.

Pinoy Teacher's Stories said...

Congratulations for winning the WD My Net HD Dual-Band Router! Great product! I am sure many will benefit from this new technology!

The Gentleman said...

Direct-to-home video services is INDEED growing. However, it's very much reliant on our country's ISPs and how good a service they can provide :) Having said that, the people I do know to have direct-to-home hardware use Apple TV. It's very fancy and a heck of a lot more expensive though.

Unknown said...

Congrutalions! I hope I can with that gadget too! That will be a good experience in surfing the net and playing game consoles.

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