Linksys, a part of the Belkin International group, is the first company to sell over 100 million routers worldwide and has now released their newest solution for the busy, well-connected home: the AC1900 MU-MIMO gigabit Wi-Fi router.
The Linksys AC1900 MU-MIMO offers the latest in 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology in conjunction with Wave 2 MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple Input, Multiple Output) technology. This allows for uninterrupted Wi-Fi connectivity to multiple devices in your home. This will help ensure that the entire house can enjoy 4K and HDTV streaming to multiple devices, as well as letting other people in the house enjoy uninterrupted online services such as video games, listening to music and more.
Powered by a Qualcomm IPQ 1.4GHz dual-core processor with the ability to run both 2.4Ghz and 5GHz frequencies, the new router lets you potentially reach up to a combined speed of 1.9 GBps!
Other features of the Linksys AC1900 MU-MIMO router are
- Four Gigabit LAN Ethernet ports with one Gigabit WAN port
- One USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0
- Three adjustable antennas
- Manage and monitor your network from the comfort of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi App
- Advanced WPA/WPA2 encryption with SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection) firewall
The Linksys AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router has a Canadian MSRP of $249.99 and starts shipping this week.
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LINKSYS SHIPS NEW WIRELESS AC1900 MU-MIMO ROUTER
IDEAL FOR 4K STREAMING
Next-Gen Wi-Fi AC1900 Router Can Connect Multiple Devices To A Network, Including Multiple 4K and HD Video Streams Simultaneously
Playa Vista, CA – February 22, 2016 – Linksys®, the first to sell 100 million routers globally and a leader in networking solutions for the home and business, today announced the availability of its Linksys Max-Stream™ AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (EA7500). The new Linksys AC1900 MU-MIMO router leverages the 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple Input, Multiple Output) technology, which helps ensure uninterrupted Wi-Fi connectivity to multiple devices in the home and functions as if multiple devices have their own dedicated router. With MU-MIMO, the whole household can enjoy 4K and HD TV streaming to multiple devices as well as play video games, listen to music, check email, shop, and more – all at the same time.
Perfect for families with multiple users with their own streaming devices, the Max-Stream AC1900 leverages MU-MIMO functionality which helps make Wi-Fi networks more efficient when delivering high bandwidth 4K streams to multiple devices at the same time. Market research firm DisplaySearch/IHS recently reported shipments of 4K Ultra HDTVs reached 6 million in North America in 2015 and forecasts to double to 12 Million in 2016.
“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 Next-Gen Max-Stream AC1900 can provide users with combined speeds up to 1.9 Gbps* and the range they need to connect all their devices in the home and at the same time. 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.
The EA7500 features:
- Next-Gen AC Wi-Fi – 802.11ac Wave 2 with MU-MIMO Technology for uninterrupted Wi-Fi connections to multiple devices at the same time
- Qualcomm IPQ 1.4GHz Dual Core Processor
- Dual-band AC1900 Wireless speeds up to 1300 Mbps 5 GHz + 600 Mbps 2.4GHz, which is a combined speed up to 1.9 Gbps*
- Four Gigabit LAN Ethernet ports One Gigabit WAN for wired speeds up to 10x faster than fast Ethernet
- One USB 3.0 and One USB 2.0 ports for connecting printers, storage and more
- Three external and adjustable antennas for maximum coverage
- Manage and monitor your network and easily control Wi-Fi devices remotely on a smart phone with the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi app
- Advanced WPA/WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall helps keep the network safe
The Linksys AC1900 MU-MIMO router will help address buffering issues customers are having today and into the future with 4K content. Check out the MU-MIMO video on the Linksys product page found here.
Pricing and Availability
The Linksys Max-Stream AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (EA7500) is available this week in-store and online at leading Canadian retailers at an MSRP of $249.99 (CAD).
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