Manufacturer and distributor of smart living technology Snap One has simplified the networking process for its Partners with the launch of several new series of high-powered, OvrC-compatible Araknis Networks switches and routers. Announced August 9, these next-gen, commercial-grade switches and routers enable high-speed processes and communication and support advanced use cases such as building management systems, 4×4 WiFi 6, and high-bandwidth installations. 

“As ISP providers increasingly offer services at multi-gig speeds, the new Araknis high-speed switches and routers ensure that end clients can enjoy the fastest speeds currently available with enhanced security provided by our new high-speed VPN routers,” Mathias Bullmer, Senior Product Manager for Networking Routers & Switches at Snap One, said. 

The New Lineup of Switches and Routers from Araknis 

620 Series 

The Araknis 620 Series. Image courtesy of Snap One.

The Araknis 620 Series managed switches fully support the latest technologies like 4×4 Wi-Fi 6. They also provide 8 or 24 RJ45 ports with 1/2.5Gbps capability, plus two 10Gbps SFP+ uplinks. Each port supports the 802.3BT Type 3 PoE++ standard, providing up to 60W of power per port to enable new applications like PoE lighting, surveillance, and network audio. The Araknis 620 Series has some Layer 3 functionality, including static IP routing, in addition to full Layer 2 functionality. 

920 Series 

The Araknis 920 Series. Image courtesy of Snap One.

The new Araknis 920 Series comes in 12- and 24-port models and offers OvrC-compatible managed switches that provide RJ45 ports with 10Gbps connections and 90W Type 4 PoE++ capability. Both models also offer expansion modules to add one or two slots for 100Gbps QSFP28 uplinks respectively. The 920 Series provides Layer 3 functionality including interVLAN routing, static routing, and multicast routing. Typical Layer 2 features such as MoIPv3 required ACLs, IGMP snooping and querier, MAC-based VLANs, link aggregation, QoS, STP, and LLDP are also included. 

220 Series Single-WAN VPN Router 

The Araknis 220 Series Single-WAN VPN Router. Image courtesy of Snap One.

The 220 Series router is applicable for high-bandwidth installs, featuring 2.5Gbps speeds and support for basic VPN capabilities and advanced network functionality such as VLANs, QoS, and port forwarding. The core processor of this model is improved from previous ones to support higher network activity. The router’s embedded firewall supports Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), Denial of Service (DoS) prevention, and WAN Request Blocking. 

520 Series Dual-WAN VPN Router 

The Araknis 520 Series Dual-WAN VPN Router. Image courtesy of Snap One.

The new 520 Series router from Araknis is suited for larger projects requiring multi-gig support with a full 2.5Gbps throughput with a 1Gbps secondary WAN for load balancing or link-failover applications. With an even faster processor, the 520 Series router enables higher network activity while enabling advanced VPN capabilities including site-to-site, VLANs, QoS, and port forwarding. The 520 series router supports IPSec, which can create a secure, fast, and reliable site-to-site connection. 


The 220 and 520 Series feature the cloud-based OvrC platform. They also both offer OvrC Pro, a suite of network management tools that extends visibility and access to the entire network of IP devices, including non-Snap One products, all within the same OvrC platform. OvrC Pro provides enhanced system health, troubleshooting capabilities, and diagnostic data. This simplifies the remote support process and allows clients to resolve common issues themselves.