MU-MIMO Is Like Having An Individual Router Dedicated To Multiple Devices In Your Home
In today’s digital age where surfing speed is intricately linked to quality of life, the demand for high performance internet connection that enables people to connect multiple devices simultaneously without performance issues is definitely on the rise.
Linksys®, the leader in wireless solutions for the home and business, today announced the availability of the first MU-MIMO enabled Wireless AC routers – the Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router (EA8500) and the Linksys Max-StreamTM AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (EA7500) in Philippines. The new Linksys routers leverages the 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple- Input, Multiple Output) technology, which helps ensure uninterrupted Wi-Fi connectivity to all the devices in the home and function as if multiple devices have their own dedicated router. With MU-MIMO, the entire household can stream movies, play video games, listen to music, shop, check email and more – all at the same time.
“MU-MIMO technology revolutionizes the wireless experience in the home.”
“The average home has more than 8 devices connecting to the Internet, and they’re not used for just sending emails and tweets. We’re streaming movies and TV shows in high definition, we’re video chatting with our friends and family, and we’re playing video games against competitors around the globe, all on different devices and often at the same time,” said Mike Chen, Vice President of Product Management, Linksys. “To have dedicated bandwidth for their devices simultaneously will enhance the users’ experience so they won’t see that buffering icon when streaming a movie or listening to choppy music or worse, playing games with lag. We are so confident in the experience that MU-MIMO provides that we will be expanding our product line in the future to include more MU-MIMO routers.”
“If you have or are planning to purchase a 4K TV you will need a Max-Stream router to ensure you have a seamless 4K online streaming experience,” said Justin Doucette, Director Product Management, Linksys. “A single stream of 4K content takes a minimum of 20 Mbps to maintain a consistent stream, and when you combine that with multiple streams plus normal Wi-Fi use from gaming, internet surfing, IoT connectivity and music streaming, it adds up fast. Max-Stream will enable multiple streams of Wi-Fi to occur so users can have the ultimate 4K and networking experience.”
The Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router (EA8500) incorporates Qualcomm® MU | EFX MU-MIMO technology+, which helps to provide up to 3x faster speeds* and help minimize buffering and enable faster downloads. A supercharged 1.4 GHz dual-core CPU and four Gigabit ports offer blazing-fast speeds perfect for heavy- bandwidth wired gaming. Users can attach devices to the USB 3.0 port and a combo USB 2.0/eSATA port for uninterrupted personal cloud content streaming or to share data across their network. The four removable external antennas are adjustable for maximum coverage, while beamforming technology concentrates the Wi-Fi signal to each device for stronger, better performance and increased mobile speed and range.
“Industry leaders like Linksys recognize the impact that MU-MIMO can have on home networks, and are delivering advanced products with the speed and efficiency to address the ever-increasing number of devices and high- bandwidth applications.” said Gopi Sirineni, Senior Director of Product Management, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.
Pricing and Availability
Linksys EA8500 is immediately available at leading retail and online retailers including Complink, Octagon Computer Superstore, PC Worx, Silicon Valley, Villman Computers, and Thinking Tools at an MSRP of Php 13,990.
The Linksys Max-StreamTM AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (EA7500) can provide users with combined speeds up to 1.9 Gbps* and will help address buffering issues customers are having today and into the future with 4K content. Also included is Smart Wi-Fi technology which makes it easy to set up and control your home Wi-Fi from anywhere using the Smart Wi-Fi app on your mobile device.
Pricing and Availability
The Linksys EA7500 is immediately available at leading retail and online retailers including Complink, Octagon Computer Superstore, PC Worx, Silicon Valley, Villman Computers, and Thinking Tools at an MSRP of Php 10,590.
The Linksys brand has pioneered wireless connectivity since its inception in 1988 with its leading innovation and engineering strategies, and best-in-class technology, design and customer service. Linksys enables a connected lifestyle for people at home, at work and on the move, and with its award-winning products, simplifies home control, entertainment, security and Internet access through innovative features and a growing application and partner ecosystem.