Press release Mar 06, 2012


FRITZ!OS – the latest firmware for FRITZ!Box –
More WLAN, improved connectivity when on the go –
NEW: MyFRITZ! – the cloud system you can trust

Latest FRITZ!OS firmware to be unveiled at Cebit
Improved connectivity and better access when on the go
Clearer setup, improved WLAN, improved telephony, more NAS
MyFRITZ! – innovative service for accessing your FRITZ!Box when you’re on the go

With FRITZ!OS, AVM will be presenting a very special Cebit first. The new firmware FRITZ!OS 5.20 gives the FRITZ!Box a whole range of new features for WLAN, telephony and NAS. The interaction between smartphones and tablets has also been expanded, along with improved access when you’re on the go. A particular highlight is the new MyFRITZ! service from AVM, which enables straightforward, secure access to your FRITZ!Box when you’re out and about – meaning you can access your photos, music and documents no matter where you are. Another new FRITZ!OS feature is the automatic synchronization with online contact lists from providers such as Google, GMX and The new FRITZ!OS 5.20 is available for download free of charge for all existing FRITZ!Box 7390 users. More FRITZ!Box models are also in the pipeline.

MyFRITZ! – the cloud system you can trust

With the new MyFRITZ! service, personal data such as photos, music or documents can be accessed easily and securely from anywhere in the world via your FRITZ!Box – no matter whether you use a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet. With this “personal cloud service,” all your private data are saved securely at home on a data storage device connected to your FRITZ!Box or on a hard drive. MyFRITZ! will also inform you of phone calls and voicemail messages. Access is encrypted and secure via the free MyFRITZ! service from AVM, meaning you are ensured access to your FRITZ!Box, even if your Internet provider changes the address. Apps and bookmarks ensure even more convenient access.

The ten key innovations in FRITZ!OS 5.20:

My FRITZ!: the cloud system you can trust
With MyFRITZ! from AVM, you’ll have straightforward and secure access to your own FRITZ!Box. The photos, music and documents you have saved on it can then be accessed from anywhere in the world – including from smartphones and tablets.

A more straightforward home network and faster access to devices
The FRITZ!Box user interface now clearly combines all active users and guests on the home network. Devices in the home network that are accessed via http are just a mouse click away. The network summary now shows all devices that are online, including details and powerline communication adapters on the home network.

Synchronization of online contact lists
Users can now automatically sync their online contact lists from Google, GMX and with the FRITZ!Box contact list, enabling smartphones and FRITZ!Fon to access a shared phone book. The FRITZ!Box can also be set up to inform you via email about missed calls and voicemail messages.

Giving your FRITZ!Box its own name
The FRITZ!Box can now be given its very own name. Once you’ve decided on one, it will be displayed on the home network, media server, when opening the user interface and when using the WLAN SSID, making your home network more straightforward to use.

Use existing Internet connections via WLAN
If your Internet connection drops out, FRITZ!Box 7390 owners now have the option of using the Internet connection of any other WLAN router via WLAN.

Guest access also via Ethernet
In addition to WLAN, guests can also have their own Internet connection via Ethernet. This ensures that the home network remains secure.

Watch your line
The FRITZ!Box provides information about the quality of your Internet connection. The push mail feature sends users daily or weekly graphs showing data transfer rates and the quality of their Internet connection. Current FRITZ!Box IPv4 and IPv6 addresses can also be sent via push mail on request.

Wake on LAN via the Internet
The Wake on LAN function can now be used even more conveniently online. As soon as you receive the first data packet, your computer, NAS or server will start up automatically from standby mode.

Top-quality WLAN telephony
The FRITZ!App Fon enables WLAN telephony on your smartphone via the FRITZ!Box. These phone calls are now given preference in the WLAN network, ensuring they are relayed immediately and in the best-possible quality.

New display, new typeface and new ring tones for the FRITZ!Fon
The new FRITZ!Fon start screen shows the number and type of new messages at a glance. Incoming calls are displayed in an extra-large font for improved legibility. We have also increased the number of pre-programmed Internet radio stations and DECT ring tones optimized for the FRITZ!Fon.

The described product features and functions were implemented and available at the time of publication. Because AVM products are under constant development, product descriptions are subject to changes.