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Cisco caters to consumers with Wi-Fi router

Visitors can put the latest Linksys EA-Series products through their paces

Cisco caters to consumers with Wi-Fi router
Hoda: New wireless technology improves speed, range and reliability

Cisco’s Home Networking Business Unit will showcase its first Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router and Universal Media Connector both powered by the industry’s next-generation wireless technology, 802.11ac, at Gitex Technology Week.

With a dedicated consumer zone re-creating the wireless possibilities in every home, Cisco will give visitors the opportunity to put the latest Linksys EA-Series products through their paces by experiencing the benefits of home entertainment through a connected home.

The new technology is designed to deliver wireless speeds approximately three times faster than the current wireless 802.11n standard. The new Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA6500 blends the 802.11ac technology with Cisco Connect Cloud software to simplify how users connect, control and interact with their home devices and appliances.

“Many consumers wish to increase their network bandwidth for media streaming or extending the usage range of mobile devices around their home. Through Gitex, we are keen to identify new business opportunities, further develop our brand awareness, and educate partners and consumers on how Cisco consumer products will enhance their lives,” said Mohammad Hoda, managing director, emerging markets, Cisco Home Networking.

“The power of 802.11ac technology coupled with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers, our game-changing new software platform and mobile capabilities enable all new experiences in and out of the home that consumers can’t get with any other solution. As consumers begin the transition to the new Wi-Fi technology, Linksys is introducing a solution that not only includes a powerful product, but has new innovation that enables them to stay connected to their devices and home wireless networks from anywhere, any time. We deliver the most complete solution, from performance to usability to customer satisfaction.”

The new wireless technology has been designed to improve speed, range and reliability and also helps to improve power consumption for mobile devices. According to Cisco, this will support the growing amount of mobile devices entering the home and provide the type of connectivity required for a range of activities including watching live TV or on demand video in the living room, study or bedroom.

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