If your property stretches out more than 10,000 square feet, then you've probably already invested in one or more of Amped Wireless' long-range WiFi gear. If you haven't, however, then the company is hoping to lure you in with its latest unit, the REA20 range extender. The new hardware comes with Amped's trademark dual-band 802.11ac tech and promises to add another 10,000 square feet of your sprawling compound with reliable wireless internet. It's available to pre-order for $199 from the company's website and will begin shipping on August 21st before making its way out to traditional retail stores by the end of the month.
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Amped Wireless First to Bring 802.11ac Range Extender to Market
Industry's first high power, long-range 802.11ac range extender, the REA20 boosts
Wi-Fi coverage extending it up to 10,000 square feet
CHINO, CA – Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long-range wireless communications products for the home and office, today introduced the REA20 High Power 700mW Dual Band AC Wi-Fi Range Extender. The REA20 is Amped Wireless' new flagship Wi-Fi range extender and the first in the industry to be available with 802.11ac technology.
A universal range extender, the REA20 is capable of expanding any wireless network by repeating, amplifying and rebroadcasting signals from any Wi-Fi router. The industry-pioneering technology built into the REA20 will allow multiple users to download and stream HD or 4K media to different devices simultaneously without buffering delays. The REA20 delivers speeds up to three times faster than range extenders operating on the previous 802.11n Wi-Fi standard.
"By combining our award-winning high power technology and range extender software with the horsepower of 802.11ac, we are able to provide ultra-fast Wi-Fi speeds over great distances," stated Jason Owen, CEO of Amped Wireless. "The problem with 802.11ac is it operates on the 5GHz Wi-Fi band which has shorter range. With the REA20 we are able to boost 2.4 and 5.0GHz performance to cover an entire office, home or backyard and provide the speed and performance associated with 802.11ac for environments with multiple devices such as, televisions, game consoles, tablets and smart phones, all at the same time."
The REA20 is compatible with any 802.11a/b/g/n or ac Wi-Fi router. It features three high-gain antennas and ten power amplifiers, the most ever used in any Wi-Fi range extender. The amplifiers include two 2.4GHz amplifiers, four 5.0GHz 2-Stage amplifiers and four advanced, low-noise amplifiers. The cutting-edge technology packed into the REA20 gives it the ability to eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots, penetrate thick walls and extend Wi-Fi coverage by up to 10,000 square feet, while streaming high-quality media at faster speeds to multiple devices at once.
A USB port for file sharing and five gigabit wired ports are built into the REA20 for connecting additional wired devices such as televisions, game consoles, Blu-Ray players and more. The flagship Wi-Fi extender includes security features such as guest networks, adjustable Wi-Fi coverage controls, user access controls and support for the latest Wi-Fi security to provide users' with a highly protected Wi-Fi experience.
All Amped Wireless products include Wi-Fi Analytic Tool Apps that provide advanced software applications for Android and Windows devices to assist in analyzing and optimizing Wi-Fi networks to deliver maximum speed and coverage. Amped Wireless products are backed by industry leading, U.S.-based, in-house technical support provided by Amped Concierges.
The REA20 has a price of $199.99 and is available from the Amped Wireless store today and ships 8/21/13. The REA20 will be available at major brick and mortar retailers and online retailers at the end of August. For more information and purchasing, visit: www.ampedwireless.com/products/rea20.html.