Amped Wireless ups its speed game again
Amped Wireless doesn’t even start shipping its highest speed wireless router until next week, and it is already announcing yet another product with even more speed. Its latest offering, shipping sometime this summer, boasts an estimated 4 times the range of a standard router and 16 signal amplifiers to help maintain a blazing fast connection. If it comes anywhere close to the specifications they state on their website, this might be a great option for a multiple device household.
PR after the break.
January 5th, 2015 – Chino Hills, CA – Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long range wireless solutions for the home and office, announced its newest innovation and the next generation of Wi-Fi performance, the new Athena Router. This HighPower™ AC2550 Wi-Fi® Router with MU-MIMO delivers unmatched Wi-Fi coverage coupled with next generation Wi-Fi technology in the form of MU-MIMO (Multi-User MIMO) and AC2550. Delivering up to four times the coverage of other routers, the Athena features Amped Wireless’ award winning high power technology for maximum Wi-Fi output power to push Wi-Fi signals through obstructions and into areas where standard routers can’t reach. With enough bandwidth to handle many, heavy data streaming users at once, the Athena is the leader of its class.
The Athena Router features four high gain, dual band antennas, eight Wi-Fi radios and 16 total high power amplifiers, the most advanced makeup of any Amped Wireless product. These components combined enable the RTA2550 to deliver more Wi-Fi range, more speed and overall better performance than any other router in the Amped line up. The amplifiers include four 2.4GHz amplifiers, four 5GHz, and eight advanced, low noise amplifiers.
Packed with cutting-edge multi-user MIMO technology, the Athena has the ability to stream high quality media at faster speeds to multiple devices at once, with ease. In contrast, standard Wi-Fi networks deliver data to one device at a time. MU-MIMO is built for multi-tasking as it simultaneously serves more bandwidth to all devices on the network. The Athena is designed for peak performance on what other routers would consider to be a crowded network. That means up to 3x faster Wi-Fi to every smartphone, tablet and TV in your home – and all at once.
The AC2550 Router is equipped with two USB ports, including a USB 3.0 port, for file sharing and five gigabit wired ports for attaching additional wired devices. The Athena includes an updated user interface, premium software features such as guest networks, adjustable Wi-Fi coverage controls, parental security and support for IPv6 Internet connections.
“The number of Wi-Fi reliant devices in the average office and home continues to multiply at a rapid pace,” said Lacey Limbrick, Brand/Marketing Manager at Amped Wireless. “Our new Athena Router was engineered with the multi-user household top of mind. It hits all of the leading marks in both speed and range performance, it is our proudest innovation yet. This Router will change the way your home experiences Wi-Fi.”
“The quantity of data-intensive content streaming is increasing across networks, as more people are using high-performance Wi-Fi to access videos, movies, gaming and music from wherever they are. Qualcomm Atheros 802.11ac solutions enable seamless HD video-grade performance even on crowded, busy networks,” said Gopi Sirineni, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. “At the leading edge of the 802.11ac standard, we are pleased to enable companies like Amped Wireless to deliver more bandwidth to homes and businesses.”
The Athena HighPower™ AC2550 Wi-Fi Router with MU-MIMO will be available to customers mid-2015.