Some router makers to embed BitTorrent functionality

Posted on Tuesday, October 24 2006 @ 15:49 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
BitTorrent announced some router models from Asus, Planex and QNAP will get built-in BitTorrent functionality to ensure a fast and seamless download experience for their customers.

In the U.S. alone, 30 million households will have an entertainment network by 2010, according to Parks Associates. “CE manufacturers are still searching for the Rosetta stone of the connected entertainment market,” said Harry Wang, research analyst with Parks. “To move beyond the early-adopter stage, CE manufacturers must ally with content and service providers, software developers and silicon designers to build elegance and usability into the product design and bring popular digital content to consumers' fingertips anywhere in the home.” BitTorrent, known worldwide as the standard for high-quality digital content delivery, is being recognized as a key ingredient in the world of Internet-connected devices.

With the growing amount of legitimate content being made available via BitTorrent, hardware that supports the BitTorrent protocol will make it simple for users to consume content even while away from their PC. For instance, a BitTorrent-based router will enable users to connect to the Internet, schedule and download files all without the need for a traditional PC to be used.

Here's a list of routers with BitTorrent protocol support:
  • ASUS WL-700gE Wireless Storage Router
  • ASUS WL-500gP Router
  • ASUS WL-500gW Router
  • Planex BRC-W14VG-BT Router
  • Planex BRC-14VG-BT Router
  • Planex BRC-W14V-BT Router
  • Planex BLW-HPMM-U Router
  • Planex BLW-HPMM-G Router
  • QNAP TS101 NAS Server
  • QNAP TS-201 NAS Server




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