Cisco introduces New Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
Cisco today unveiled a new line of Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers with app enabled capabilities for consumers to power and enjoy their connected homes of today and tomorrow. The three new Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers offer solid wireless performance and maximum throughput, as well as support for Cisco Connect Cloud, the next generation of Cisco Connect software, which provides simple 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. 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 and the new Linksys EA-Series is now app enabled.
Cisco Connect is software that guides consumers through simple setup and management of their Linksys E-Series and X-Series home routers. Cisco Connect Express is the company’s first mobile app providing home network management from smart phones and tablets while on the home network. The next generation of Cisco Connect software, called Cisco Connect Cloud, works with new Linksys EA-Series products and enhances the users’ experience by giving them anytime, anywhere access to multiple home networks, from their smart mobile device, tablet app or web browser. Users can give guests Internet access, set parental controls, and add devices to their network from anywhere at any time through Cisco Connect Cloud’s easy-to-use password-protected site.
The Linksys EA Series is now available at major retailers including Amazon.com, Best Buy, New Egg, Target and Walmart, as well as the Linksys online store. The new Cisco Connect Cloud Web-based software is planned for availability worldwide at no additional cost in June.