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TMCNet:  Linksys unveils Smart Wi-Fi Router with ac technology

[October 05, 2012]

Linksys unveils Smart Wi-Fi Router with ac technology

Oct 05, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Linksys, a provider a brand of home and small office networking products, has announced the availability of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router with 802.11ac technology accompanied by a Universal Media Connector to connect devices such as Smart TVs, Blu-ray players and game consoles at Gigabit speed, wirelessly.

The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC 1750 HD Video Pro is powered by the wireless technology, 802.11ac, delivering performance with Wi-Fi speeds up to 450 plus 1,300Mbps. Its peak performance combined with the new Linksys Smart Wi-Fi2 platform allows consumers to take control of their home network and devices through Smart Wi-Fi Tools and Apps, the company said.

"Designed to meet the explosive increase in video consumption and the rise of Wi-Fi enabled devices in the home, the new Linksys Smart Wi-Fi router with AC technology delivers incredible speed and simplicity while changing the way consumers interact with their electronics and HD content - allowing them to manage their devices remotely using easy-to-use apps on their mobile device," said Brett Wingo, vice president and general manager, Cisco Home Networking. "We are combining top-of-the-line Wi-Fi performance with unmatched usability and intelligence to deliver a better customer experience." The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account can be accessed securely from any web browser or through the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi App on a smartphone or tablet. To simplify connecting devices to the network, SimpleTap has been introduced with the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers.

SimpleTap lets consumers connect devices to the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router with as little as one tap of a button or with a quick swipe or scan of a device or tag, making it easier than ever to add devices to their Wi-Fi network, the company added.

Beyond making products available through retail and online stores, Cisco also collaborates with service providers to offer this type of solutions to consumers. Qatar Telecom (Qtel) in the Middle East is the first service provider globally that is rolling out AC-enabled Linksys Smart Wi-Fi products to its fiber broadband customers. Qtel provides a full range of telecommunications services in Qatar and across its presence in 17 countries.

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