Linksys Push Boundaries With Trio Of New Tech
Linksys is expanding its Max-Stream range with a trio of additions that make the most of the company’s MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple Output) lineup.
MU-MIMO improves performance and efficiency across Wi-Fi networks, allocating dedicated bandwidth as if devices each have their own router.
Research has speculated that 84% of 5Ghz chipsets will be MU-MIMO enabled by 2019 and Linksys are looking to take advantage of that.
Th AC5400 is the company’s first tri-band wireless router. It’s outfitted with eight high-powered external antennas that work in tandem to deliver powerful Wi-Fi at speeds up to 5.3 Gbps.
It also boasts 9 gigabit ethernet ports and is capable of supporting up to eight simultaneous data streams.
Alongside the AC5400, Linksys are also producing the world’s first range extender and USB adapters designed for MU-MIMO networking tech.
The Linksys RE7000 Range Extender is designed to work with any Wi-Fi router but when paired with Linksys’ Max-Stream router it can provide more consistent roaming Wi-Fi.
Meanwhile, the AC600 USB Adapter enables users to connect their Windows-based laptops and computers with minimal hassle. As well as MU-MIMO, the AC600 also supports wireless-AC networks.
These additions bring Linksys’ portfolio to a total of five products, making them the biggest provider of MU-MIMO home Wi-Fi solutions available.
Greg Morrison, Linksys Business Manager for Australia and New Zealand, says that “With the rollout of the National Broadband Network and the rise of bandwidth intensive activities, such as 4K streaming and online gaming, the importance of an efficient and optimised Wi-Fi network is more critical than ever,”
The AC5400 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router, The AC1900 Range Extender and The AC600 will retail for $549.95, $199.95 and $59.95 respectively.