Chet Pipkin. Inset: Velop
Linksys launches new wi-fi system
DUBAI, 10 days ago
Linksys, the home router pioneer and first to sell 100 million routers globally, today announced the introduction of Velop, its premier whole home wi-fi product in the Middle East.
Whole wi-fi mesh systems will drive growth and dominate the networking market, the company said.
According to research conducted by Linksys, whole home wi-fi modular mesh systems are set to grow to 20 percent of the wi-fi market by 2018. Linksys projects a 7 percent growth in the wireless networking market.
“This is why I purchased Linksys in 2013. I had a vision of solving a huge problem in almost everyone’s life- slow and unreliable wi-fi”, said, Chet Pipkin, founder and CEO of Belkin International. “Linksys has always been pioneers in home networking and I knew this was the team that could innovate and deliver the ultimate wi-fi experience. Velop is a union of performance, design, and ease-of-use and provides what everyone wants – seamless, reliable wi-fi. Linksys has set the bar for true mesh networking systems.”
Velop is the first tri-band modular wi-fi system that can be installed in various mesh configurations providing fast and reliable wi-fi to the edge of a home network. Velop is designed for performance as well as elegance; it’s small enough to be placed anywhere with a clean and attractive look that appeals to everyone, the company said.
Each Velop “node” is a powerful tri-band AC2200 device that serves as router, range extender, access point, and bridge which provides users the future proof technology they need as they bring new and more devices into the home. Each node is configured during setup by the accompanying Linksys app (available for iOS and Android), which provides the industry’s simplest and most intuitive setup leveraging Bluetooth to securely communicate between the mobile device and each node.
After setup is complete, the Linksys app serves as a powerful Wi-Fi management tool with useful features, such as guest access, parental controls, device prioritisation, and more. Velop helps users get the most out of their broadband subscription by delivering 100 per cent of their Internet speed to the edge of their network. Velop is available in 3-pack, 2-pack and 1-pack options.
Linksys is launching Velop in the Middle East with retail, ecommerce, and service provider partners, including du, STC, Sharaf DG, Virgin, Carrefour, Emax, amongst others. - TradeArabia News Service