NetComm has launched an entry-level, general purpose 108Mbps wireless router for the home or small office.
Executive director, Mike Boorne, said that although there would be no specific channel strategy, the NB600W Super-G Wireless Router would give its product set a face lift.
"This is part of a whole-range story," Boorne said. "We have a range or gear that supports 108MB wireless and the NB600 is part of that. Its predecessor in my opinion is the NB5440W [54MBbps wireless router]," he said.
"It does everything that product used to but the wireless function is faster and longer range. The firewall is easier to use. It's a modernised version."
The NB600W will retail for $169, down from $330 for the NB620W model.
"The market basically said they liked the full featured NB620W, but wanted something at an entry-level price, which is what we have done with the NB600W," Boorne said.
NetComm was looking to sell tens of thousands in the next six months, he said.
"The router is a facilitator for the digital wireless home and office and all the products that are downstream of it," Boorne said.
It features a 4-port Ethernet switch plus an 802.11g wireless Access Point and comes armed with active firewall technology (NAT, SPI and DoS support) plus WEP and WPA wireless security.