Ubiquiti has been making Wi-Fi systems for the enterprise for some time now and while it was possible to install its systems in the home, the setup required was a bit too complicated for the average home user. Ubiquiti is fixing that today with the launch of a new Wi-Fi system that’s designed for home users. It’s called AmpliFi and it has been designed to address shortcomings of conventional Wi-Fi routers in serving demands of the modern connected home.
AmpliFi has a powerful, plug-and-play multi-radio system that utilizes 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology. Every detail of this system, from the industrial design to the advanced antenna technology, was meticulously designed for home users, according to Robert J. Pera, the founder and CEO of Ubiquiti.
It doesn’t look like a conventional router since it was designed to be a “showcase piece for the modern home.” The AmpliFi central routing device has a glowing base LED and a smart LCD display, the extenders are high-gain antennas hidden in a small footprint which can easily be installed in any open electrical socket. They’re powered by a magnetized base which provides power as well as directional adjustment for optimal performance.
The three components of this Wi-Fi system are pre-paired to work straight out of the box. Users can tinker with the settings using the iOS or Android app. Uto 5.45 Gbps of aggregate wireless throughput is promised with this system along with breakthrough coverage performance.
Pre-orders for AmpliFi are now open. It costs $199 and shipments are slated to begin in summer this year.
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