At this week’s Networld+Interop show in Las Vegas, Buffalo Technology is showing off new additions to its AirStation product line. The AirStation supports 802.11b, the same wireless networking technology used by Apple in its AirPort products.
Buffalo is also showing of its AirStation Pro LAN bridge, which works with up to six AirStation access points to expand a wireless network, and the company claims it work at distances up to a mile, when utilizing the company’s extended range antennae — without the antennae, Buffalo says the AirStation Pro is good for about 50 meters or so. Suggested retail pricing was not immediately available.
It’s also shipping the AirStation Wireless Print Server, which connects to networkable printers to make them accessible to computers communicating via 802.11b-equipped wireless networks. The print server supports various networking protocols, including TCP/IP, NetBEUI, NetWare and AppleTalk. The Wireless Print Server carries a suggested retail price of about US$300.
“I believe the products we are introducing today, added to our existing AirStation product line, make our solution the most robust, economical and effective wireless LAN set up on the market today,” said Buffalo Vice President, Morikazu Sano. “We are the only manufacturer to offer a four-port local router, a true wireless printer server, an extended range antenna, and now the capability to wirelessly connect LANS and share Internet access at distances up to a mile — all while maintaining cross platform compatibility with Windows, Macintosh and Unix.”
Buffalo Technology is a subsidiary of Japan-based Melco Inc.