Linksys promises better wireless with Velop mesh Wi-Fi system

Linksys promises better wireless with Velop mesh Wi-Fi system
Velop modular Wi-Fi system can be installed in various mesh configurations to provide fast and reliable Wi-Fi all over the home.
Published: 20 March 2017 - 4:36 a.m.
By: David Ndichu

Linksys has launched Velop, its first Whole Home Wi-Fi product in the Middle East.

According to research conducted by Linksys, Whole Home Wi-Fi Modular Mesh systems are set to grow to 20 percent of the Wi-Fi market by 2018. Linksys projects a 7 percent growth in the wireless networking market

“This is why I purchased Linksys in 2013.  I had a vision of solving a huge problem in almost everyone’s life- slow and unreliable Wi-Fi”, said, Chet Pipkin, founder and CEO of Belkin International.  “Linksys has always been pioneers in home networking and I knew this was the team that could innovate and deliver the ultimate Wi-Fi experience.  Velop is a union of performance, design, and ease-of-use and provides what everyone wants – seamless, reliable Wi-Fi.  Linksys has set the bar for true mesh networking systems.”

Velop is a Tri-Band modular Wi-Fi system that can be installed in various mesh configurations designed to provide fast and reliable Wi-Fi to the edge of a home network. Aesthetics was also a key consideration for Linksys in developing Velop with a clean and eye-catching design in a small form factor.  

Each Velop “node” is a Tri-Band AC2200 device that serves as router, range extender, access point, and bridge which provides users with a future proof solution as they bring new and more devices into the home. Each node is configured during setup by the accompanying Linksys app (available for iOS and Android), which provides a simple setup process via Bluetooth to securely communicate between the mobile device and each node. 

After setup is complete, the Linksys app serves as a Wi-Fi management tool with features, such as guest access, parental controls, device prioritization, and more. 

Velop promises to helps users get the most out of their broadband subscription by delivering 100% of their Internet speed to the edge of their network.  Velop is available in 3-pack, 2-pack and 1-pack options.

Linksys is launching Velop in the Middle East with retail, ecommerce, and service provider partners, including du, STC, Sharaf DG, Virgin, Carrefour, Emax, amongst others.

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