Sunday 20 March 2016

Dubai - MENA Herald: Linksys®, the first brand to sell 100 million routers globally and a leader in networking solutions for the home and business, has launched its latest Linksys Max-Stream™ AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (EA7500) in the Middle East. The Max-Stream, which is will be available to buy at GITEX Shopper from 30 March to 2 April, uses technology optimized to provide 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.
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. 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 simultaneously.
“With the rapid uptake of 4K AND HD TV streaming, an older router can be the weak point in your home entertainment technology – no longer offering a level of experience suitable for the latest devices,” said Amanulla Khan, Managing Director, Linksys, Middle East, Turkey and Africa. “With the Max Stream router, the quality of the Wi-Fi connection will match the capability of the newest televisions and online streaming platforms.”
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.
“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 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 immediately available at leading retail and online retailers Sharaf DG, Carrefour, Emax, Lulu, Plug Ins, Jumbo, ECity, and ، retail at an RRP of AED1099. It will also feature among the new products available at GITEX Shopper Spring Edition, to be held at Dubai World Trade Centre from 30 March to 2 April.

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