Amped Wireless, the networking vendor known for making high-power home networking device, today unveiled two new next-generation long-range AC1900 Wi-Fi products, the RTA30 High Power AC1900 Wi-Fi Router and the REA33 High Power AC1900 Wi-Fi Range Extender. Both with be showcased at CES 2014, the company says.
The two devices offer dual-band Wi-Fi with top speeds of up to1300Mbps on the 5Ghz frequency band, and up to 600Mbps on the 2.4Ghz band, for the total of 1900Mbps (hence the AC1900 designation).
AC1900 routers are not new, with a few having been on the market for a while, such as the
Other than faster Wi-Fi speeds, Amped Wireless says the RTA30 also features eight Wi-Fi radios; four high-gain, dual-band antennas; and 16 high power amplifiers. It also includes a USB 3.0 port for file sharing, and five gigabit wired ports for connecting to a broadband network and attaching additional wired devices. Other than that, it shares similar features with previous routers from the company, such as the
The REA33, on the other hand is an extender, meaning it's designed to extend an existing network. It can extend the range of any 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi network, simultaneously. It also features eight Wi-Fi radios; four high-gain, dual-band antennas; 16 total high power amplifiers; five gigabit ports; and a USB 3.0 port.
The two new home network devices are slated to be available in mid-2014 with pricing likely being announced then.