Nokia introduces Beacon 1 WiFi Mesh router2019-07-11 07:11 by Daniela
Tags: Nokia, Beacon 1, mesh
Nokia has announced a new Beacon and several new features to its whole-home WiFi portfolio. The new Beacon 1 complements Nokia's Beacon 3 solution, while new Intelligent Channel Selection, pre-pairing and bridging features help to simplify network setup and enhance the overall WiFi experience.
The Beacon 1 is an entry-level, whole-home mesh WiFi system. It includes Intelligent Channel Selection which automatically identifies the best possible WiFi channel for each device to ensure an uninterrupted WiFi experience. It also includes Nokia's mesh capabilities to create a WiFi network with zero dead spots. The Nokia WiFi Beacon 1 is an AC1200 system which covers approximately 1500 square feet (140 sq. m) per Beacon.
The system features pre-pairing - a software enhancement from Nokia that pre-configures beacons sold in 2-pack and 3-pack configurations, eliminating the need to install each individually. Consumers simply install the first Nokia beacon and the other beacons automatically recognize each other and self-install.
Nokia WiFi Mesh automatically and seamlessly combines Ethernet, 5 GHz Wi-Fi and 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi to connect beacons. When needed, it automatically reroutes traffic to another beacon. Bridge mode function allows users to quickly connect a beacon to an existing gateway with routing functionality. While in bridge mode, the existing residential gateway will perform the basic routing function, while the beacons provide WiFi to ensure optimal performance throughout the home.
The new Nokia WiFi Beacon 1 is available for purchase on Amazon.com. It retails for $129.99 and is available in single or three-pack configurations.