Cisco unveiled a new line of Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers with app enabled capabilities. The three new routers offer support for Cisco Connect Cloud, which provides anytime, anywhere management of multiple home networks.
The new Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers, (the EA Series: EA4500, EA3500 and EA2700), deliver the latest home Wi-Fi technology and offer a range of prices and performance for active online homes − easily handling everything from streaming HD video and multiplayer gaming to downloading large files, adding storage or printers, and connecting multiple devices.
These advanced wireless capabilities are timely considering that globally there will be 15 billion networked devices in 2015, up from 7 billion in 2010. Home networks will need to support an increasing number of devices added to the home, the bandwidth required to run all the devices, and the ability to easily and more securely add and manage these devices.
Software intelligence in the home network is increasingly critical to enabling a new category of apps for new home experiences. The new Linksys EA-Series is now app enabled, to provide consumers with all-new, anytime and anywhere experiences and solutions in areas such as home control, entertainment and protection.
“The proliferation of wireless devices and the explosion of video streaming have redefined the importance of the home network. Today’s connected consumer has high expectations for reliability, simplicity, and software and apps that grow with them over time,” said Brett Wingo, vice president and general manager, Cisco Home Networking.
“Our new Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers are game-changing products that put intelligence into the home network so consumers have a platform that makes it easy to manage and optimize their devices, and enjoy apps that deliver great new experiences,” he added.