No one can accuse Trendnet of not being prepared for the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, On the contrary, Trendnet arrived at the convention wielding well over a dozen product announcements, including a bunch of new wireless routers, adapters, and related products, twelve new IP cameras, and a wireless range extender intended to eliminate dead spots in your home.
Starting with the latter, Trendnet's new 300Mbps Easy-N Range Extender (model TEW-736RE, $60) is designed with ease-of-use in mind. Setup supposedly takes minutes and doesn't require the installation of any special drivers. All a user has to do is press the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button on their router or access point, then on the TEW-736RE, and everything works automagically. The range extender sports Mulitple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antenna technology and an LED display for easy troubleshooting.
Moving in backwards order, Trendnet introduced a dozen new IP cameras it plans to roll out over the next sixe months. These are in addition to Trendnet's existing line of 23 unique IP cameras targeted towards consumer, small office home office (SOHO), and small and medium size business (SMB) markets. Eight of the new cameras feature megapixel image resolution and advanced image compression technology. Half of them also feature high speed Wireless-N connectivity, and the other half support Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology. All of the new camera models come with complimentary camera management software to manage up to 32 cameras.
Finally, Trendnet rolled out a handful of wireless networking gear, including a 450Mbps Concurrent Dual Band Wireless-N router (TEW-692GR, $150), 450Mbps Wireless-N Gigabit Router (TEW-691GR, $125), 450Mbps Dual Band Wireless-N HD Media Bridge (TEW-680MB, $110), 450Mbps Dual Band Wireless-N USB Adapter (TEW-684UB, $75), 450Mbps Wireless-N Gaming Adapter (TEW-687GA, $120), and 450Mbps Wireless-N Access Point (TEW-690AP, $140).