Practical Home Networking with EnGenius



Is your household well-adept to technology such that everyone in the house has their own gadgets and well-connected to the internet? Well, your family is no different from most urban household. Modern homes today are well-equipped and tech-savvy, from the kids to the parents.

But have you experienced some hardware setup and installations which are too complicated? It’s those kind of networking layout which is eerily very similar to those you have in the office or at work. Wouldn’t you have wished that they were simpler and easier and with the same result?

Interestingly, this is what the people behind EnGenius have in mind as well. Gadget Gambit recently met Mr. Lawrence Lim, EnGenius Networks Singapore Pte. Ltd. Regional General Manager. EnGenius Networks Singapore is a provider of networking and telecommunications solutions for businesses and consumers. They aim to make the complicated become simple, and the hard to understand, easier.

Lawrence Lim

Mr. Lawrence Lim and the EnGenius Networks Singapore Pte. Ltd Team with the Philippine Team

Think about having your well-loved family photos stored all together in one hard-drive as repository. And at the same time, you can access this via the internet using your smartphone – that is EnGenius Cloud Service.
Beyond Traditional Networking

Intelligent Home Network with EnGenius Cloud Service

The EnGenius Cloud Service is a platform that taps the capabilities of an EnGenius Cloud network whose infrastructure can be accessed from anywhere, using any Internet device. To make accessing more user-friendly, the EnGenius Cloud Service features the EnViewer, EnTalk Lite, EnShare, and EnRoute apps which can enable a home to connect to their media and files from anywhere while staying synced with friends and family members anywhere in the world.

All these and more makes facilitation and management of the private network simple, secure, fast, and easy.

EnGenius Cloud Mobile Apps

EnGenius Cloud Mobile Apps

Lifestyle Enhancing Apps

EnGenius Access Point - EWS310AP

EnGenius Access Point - EWS310AP

In extending the home network resources, the EnGenius Cloud Service can link a wide array of devices as well. This includes routers, gateways, USB-enabled devices, storage, home sensors, and even IP cameras. The set-up is made across a private home network that users can monitor and configure through their mobile devices.

EnViewer is a multi-functional home monitoring application that allows users to monitor multiple EnGenius IP surveillance cameras on their network from anywhere using their smartphones or tablets. It sends push notifications straight to the user’s device whenever motion or audio detection sensors are triggered. Designed to work perfectly with an EnGenius Cloud gateway or router and the EnGenius Cloud Camera, EnViewer also includes a play back function for viewing recorded videos on the user’s devices, as well as a QR code generator that enables users to share these videos with friends and family.

EnGenius Celing Mounted Router

EnGenius Celing Mounted Router

The EnTalk Lite app, combined with an EnGenius Cloud Router, enables free calls anywhere with up to 10 users, and even comes with built-in speed dial functions as well as a chat room for staying in touch 24/7 with friends, family, and business colleagues.

The EnShare app, meanwhile, enables users to remotely manage wireless status, configure their routers, and monitor their network on their smartphones or tablets anywhere they have an Internet connection. Through EnShare, users can also access, stream, share, download, and upload media contents from a USB drive connected to their EnGenius Cloud Router, as well as transfer existing storage devices to a private cloud storage. A savvy Automatic Camera Upload function makes it easy to save valuable snapshot-worthy memories by automatically uploading each photo or video to users’ USB storage.

EnGenius Long-Range Wireless AP

EnGenius APs

Lastly, the EnRoute app adds powerful GPS tracking and location capabilities to the EnGenius Cloud Service.

The extensive GPS service works by enabling a parent or small business network administrator to locate, monitor, and manage network members and enjoy enhanced levels of safety and security.

Ideal for home users, EnRoute is also a valuable business tool for those who wish to quickly track the locations and footprint records of business-related destinations for accounting and reimbursement purposes.

The EnGenius Cloud Service apps are available for download for iPhone and iPad through iTunes and for Android-based devices through Google Play.

EnGenius Long-Range Wireless AP

EnGenius Long-Range Wireless AP

EnGenius Cloud Portal

Alternatively, a browser-based EnGenius Cloud Portal can also provides instant access for network users to manage all EnGenius Cloud Service-enabled gateways, routers, and cameras within the network.

The EnGenius Cloud Services are supported by the following devices:

  • ESR300 Intelligent Router : Wi-Fi N300 Cloud Router
  • ESR350 Intelligent Router : Wi-Fi N300 Gigabit Cloud Router
  • ESR600 Intelligent Router : Dual Band Wi-Fi N600 Gigabit Cloud Router
  • ESR900 Intelligent Router : Dual Band Wi-Fi N900 Gigabit Cloud Router
  • ESR1750 Intelligent Router : Dual Band Wi-Fi AC1750 Gigabit Cloud Router
  • EDS1130 Intelligent IP Camera : Wi-Fi HD Day/Night Cloud IP Camera
EnGenius Cloud Routers

EnGenius Cloud Routers

Data Communication Product Line and Integrated Service

Other EnGenius Wireless Management devices include Wireless Indoor Access Points (EWS320AP, EWS310AP), Wireless Management Switches (EWS5912FP, EWS7928FP , EAP1750H & EAP350 Celing Mounts), and Wireless Outdoor AP (EWS860AP, ENS202, ENS500EXT Long Range Wireless), among others.

EnGenius Network Cameras

EnGenius Network Cameras

ESR900 Intelligent Router

EnGenius Cloud ESR900

EnGenius Cloud ESR900

EnGenius now brings its global capabilities to the Philippines with two country managers and a local network of dealers and distributors around the country. Focusing on the EnGenius Cloud further, Gadget Gambit will be able to test one of EnGenius’ cloud routers – the ESR900 Intelligent Router. It is a dual-band Wi-Fi N900 Gigabit Cloud Router. Watch out for the review on this gadget while I set it up at home in the next few days!

EnGenius has been recognized recently by PC Mag as part of the 2014 Top 10 Tech Products for Small Biz at CES. Moreover, it was cited by CRN as the number 3 best-selling AP Vendor in 2013, not to mention Taiwan Excellence Awrads and a number of design awards from Reddot and Computex. Know more about EnGenius at their website

About Jonel Uy

Jonel Uy is the Chief Creative of Hailing from UP Diliman with a degree in Computer Science, he is also the Managing Director of Blogger Circles Inc. engaging and amplifying social media campaigns for brands. On Mondays, he teaches information technology classes at a local college.
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One Response to Practical Home Networking with EnGenius

  1. Dan Michael says:

    will wait for your Engenius cloud router review

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