FON UNVEILS INNOVATIVE WEB APPLICATIONS WiFi ROUTER – THE FONERA 2.0N |
Fonera 2.0n caters to all Web 2.0 users with faster WiFi, home network access, converting 3G to WiFi and managing file uploads/downloads – even with your computer off
MADRID and SAN FRANCISCO—July 14, 2009—FON today unveiled the Fonera 2.0n WiFi router, combining FON’s revolutionary WiFi sharing and
money making features with seamless integration and management of popular
Web 2.0 services such as YouTube, Facebook, Picasa, Flickr, RapidShare, and
other content—even while users’ PCs are off.
“If there is one annoying aspect of the otherwise great internet, it’s the time it
takes to upload videos and pictures, or to download movies, TV series, games,
and software from the internet,” said Martin Varsavsky, FON’s CEO. “The Fonera
2.0n is the first WiFi router that frees up your computer from those tasks. Close
your computer, continue uploading and downloading!”
Built around the faster 802.11n standard, Fonera 2.0n has a greater WiFi reach
and faster throughput than 802.11g routers, and its more powerful processors
and sophisticated software enable it to run parallel applications and
simultaneous uploads and downloads. The Fonera 2.0n is kind of like a remote
control for your laptop. You can manage…upload, download and synch ALL of
your web apps while you are away from home. Your computer is no longer
hostage to the speed of the connection — no more getting stuck for hours
waiting for something to load.
A built‐in USB port and Fonera 2.0 management software allows users to connect
external hard drives and other USB devices. This enables users to share data
wirelessly, upload videos or photos automatically to YouTube, Flickr, Picasa and
Facebook, or download* torrents or files directly from RapidShare and
Megaupload without a computer running at the same time. Additional features
include the ability to backup files to a hard drive, print, or access a remote
webcam via WiFi, and convert an HSDPA or 3G dongle to WiFi.
Fonera 2.0n can also help users save money on energy and reduce their CO2
output. A Fonera 2.0n router consumes less than four watts while downloading,
instead of a PC that averages 100 watts, so users can reduce their CO2 emissions
by 273Kg a year — equivalent to driving an SUV more than 1,500km per year. **
“The deep integration of online file sharing, social networks, and other Web
2.0 content into our already busy daily lives translates into more hours spent at
the computer, greater energy use and more greenhouse emissions,” said
Varsavsky. “By enabling users to handle basic computing tasks from the router
instead of the PC, we’re taking a small step towards reducing power
consumption without limiting functionality.”
Fonera 2.0n also maintains all the features of previous FON WiFi routers.
Once connected, it creates two WiFi signals, one private and one public, that
allow for a secure, wireless internet connection at home and free access at FON
Spots worldwide. Fonera owners can also choose to make money*** by selling
FON WiFi access passes at their FON Spot.
For further information about the Fonera 2.0n, visit www.fon.com.
FON started the free WiFi revolution in 2006 with the first Fonera WiFi router
and the goal of free, ubiquitous WiFi for everyone. Today, FON has more than
half a million FON Spots, over 1.5 million registered foneros, and a growing list of
Telco partners who add FON functionality to their broadband routers. Google,
eBay, British Telecom, Index Ventures, Coral Group and Sequoia Capital are
investors in FON.
FON, the FON logo, and Fonera are trademarks of FON. Other company and
product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Posted on Monday, 17 August 2009 by admin