For those not in the know, the forthcoming 802.11ac standard is so fast that it makes Speedy Gonzales look like, well, Regular Gonzales. Amped Wireless is launching a flotilla of new WiFi units capable of taking advantage of that additional power that'll cover your house in the company's trademark 10,000 square feet of wireless internet. The RTA 15 is the company's latest flagship dual-band router, the REA 20 range extender will double your wireless footprint and the ACA 1 connects to your laptop's USB 3.0 port, helping you stay connected in areas of weak signal. The trio will be available at the start of 2013, so we'll probably get our first peek at the new gear at CES.
AMPED WIRELESS UNVEILS THE INDUSTRY'S FIRST LONG RANGE 802.11AC BASED WI-FI PRODUCTS
New Line-Up of Amped Wireless Products Combines Award Winning High Power Technology with the Ultra-Fast Wireless Speeds of 802.11AC to Deliver Up to 10,000 sq ft of Gigabit Wi-Fi Coverage
Chino, CA – December 17th, 2012 – Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long range wireless communication products for the home and office, today unveiled its family of next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi products. The upcoming 802.11ac wireless standard is the world's fastest Wi-Fi, providing gigabit Wi-Fi speeds allowing for web content to download faster, high quality media content to synch more quickly and transfer to multiple sources at once with ease.
"By combining our award winning high power technology with the horsepower of 802.11ac, we are able to provide faster speeds at greater distances than standard 802.11ac products. This means faster streaming, downloading and web browsing with your tablet, laptop or smartphone throughout your entire home, backyard or office," said Jason Owen, CEO of Amped Wireless. "With 802.11ac standard ratifying in 2013, consumers can have a more dynamic wireless network, an Amped Wireless 802.11ac based-network will deliver top of the line performance with up to three times the speed and range of past solutions."
RTA15 High Power Dual Band AC 700mW Wi-Fi Router
To maximize performance, the High Power AC Router features three high gain, dual band antennas and ten total power amplifiers: Four 5.0GHz 700mW, 2-Stage amplifiers, two 2.4GHz amplifiers and four advanced low noise amplifiers. It also includes a USB port for file sharing and five gigabit wired ports for connecting to a broadband network and attaching additional wired devices. The RTA15 includes an updated user interface, premium software features such as, guest networks, adjustable Wi-Fi coverage controls, parental security and support for the latest Wi-Fi security to secure your Wi-Fi experience.
REA20 High Power Dual Band AC 700mW Wi-Fi Range Extender
The High Power AC Range Extender is universal and extends the range of any 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi network simultaneously. To maximize performance it features three high gain antennas and ten total power amplifiers: Four 5.0GHz 700mW, 2-Stage amplifiers, two 2.4GHz amplifiers and four advanced low noise amplifiers. It also includes a USB port for file sharing and five gigabit wired ports for connecting additional wired devices. The RTA20 includes an improved user interface for enhanced management and simple installation. It includes a rich offering of security and advanced features.
ACA1 High Power Dual Band AC Wi-Fi USB Adapter
The High Power AC Wi-Fi Adapter adds long range 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity to Windows or Mac Ultrabooks, laptops and desktops. It features two high gain, dual band antennas and four total amplifiers to maximize performance. The ACA1 is dual band and is backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n networks. It connects using USB 3.0 to take full advantage of 802.11ac's gigabit data transfer speeds.
The Amped Wireless Difference: High Power Technology
Amped Wireless products feature advanced Wi-Fi amplifiers to boost wireless performance. Standard Wi-Fi devices have a wireless output power of 50mW, while Amped Wireless products boasts 2.4GHz and/or 5.0GHz amplifiers with up to 1000mW of output power. The boosted performance is optimally tuned with high gain dual band antennas for maximum range and performance. (Typical Wi-Fi devices do not utilize wireless amplifiers and are equipped with antennas that have zero antenna gain.)
The RTA15, REA20 and ACA1 will be available early 2013.
Includes Wi-Fi Analytics Tool Apps: Advanced software application for Android and Windows devices that assists in analyzing and optimizing Wi-Fi networks for maximum speed and coverage.