Asus exhibits ZenWiFi networking solutions with Mesh WiFi at CES 20202020-01-08 09:57 by Daniela
Tags: ASUS, mesh, CES 2020, CT8, XT8, ZenWiFi Voice
ASUS today showcased the ZenWiFi AX (XT8) and ZenWiFi AC (CT8) mesh networking routers alongside the newly announced ZenWiFi Voice, fusing the power of Amazon Alexa and ASUS AiMesh technology, at CES 2020. The latest ZenWiFi AX and ZenWiFi AC routers also come in two color options: White and Graphite Black.
The ZenWiFi AX WiFi System includes two WiFi 6 routers in a mesh WiFi configuration for maximum performance and coverage up to 5500 square feet (510 m2). It achieves unprecedented throughput with WiFi 6 support for both clients and inter-node communications – up to 6,600 Mbps across one 2.4GHz band and two 5GHz bands, yielding up to 2.2x more aggregate speed than a WiFi 5-capable tri-band router.
The two ZenWiFi AX nodes shuttle data over a dedicated 4x4 WiFi 6 backhaul at speeds up to 4,804Mbps, while connected clients enjoy access to transfer rates with the potential to exceed the gigabit barrier. A full complement of WiFi 6 features, including MU-MIMO and OFDMA, ensures that each WiFi 6-compatible device on the network takes advantage of improved bandwidth thanks to lower communication latency, even in highly congested network environments like apartments, dorms, and dense urban districts. The ZenWiFi AX router multi-pack also automatically applies existing settings from the first router to the second router so users can quickly and easily set-up their mesh WiFi solution.
The ZenWiFi AC tri-band whole-home mesh WiFi system pushes performance to new heights without looking out of place in a living room. Like the ZenWiFi AX, ZenWiFi AC system offers sleek aesthetics inspired by the ZenBook notebooks.
In aggregate, the two AC3000 routers in the ZenWiFi AC kit can achieve a data rate of up to 3000Mbps. Within, the ZenWiFi AC has a special antenna design like the ZenWiFi AX model with four antennas that are positioned vertically, and two pointed diagonally. The result is a clean design, optimal antenna spacing, and the best possible coverage up to 5400 square feet (500 m2) radiating in all directions. And like the ZenWiFi AX system, the ZenWiFi AC router multi-pack automatically applies existing settings from the first router to the second router so users can quickly and easily set-up their mesh WiFi solution.
The newly unveiled ZenWiFi Voice integrates voice-enabled assistant Amazon Alexa for hands-free functionality into a versatile and stylish mesh wireless router that can serve as a building block in a smart home. It brings an intuitive and familiar user interface with touch-sensitive volume controls on its top surface and a three-color LED light bar encircling the middle of its body to indicate when it's listening to users and processing voice commands. Because ZenWiFi Voice supports AiMesh technology, device owners can use the ZenWiFi Voice as a standalone router, as part of a larger mesh network with otherAiMesh devices, or to boost the signal of any wireless router from any brand in repeater mode.
As a standalone router, the ZenWiFi Voice dual-band AC1300 router delivers a smooth connection to wireless devices, as well as access to Amazon Alexa. The ZenWiFi Voice supports WiFi 5 speeds up to 1300Mbps in aggregate, and it offers support for Multi-User MIMO-compatible clients, allowing it to provide dedicated signals to each connected device for better stability and lower latency.
The ZenWiFi AX (XT8), the ZenWiFi AC (CT8) router system and the ZenWiFi Voice will be available starting from Q1 2020.
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