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ASUS Launches RT-AC87 Dual-band Wireless-AC2400 Gigabit Router; World’s First Wave 2 802.11ac Home Router Delivers Unmatched Performance With Quantenna’s 4x4 MU-MIMO Technology and Universal Beamforming
|By Business Wire
|July 22, 2014 02:18 PM EDT
Following its preview at CES 2014, ASUS is excited to launch the ASUS
RT-AC87, the world’s first Wave 2 802.11ac consumer router and the
fastest 5 GHz with speeds up to 1.73Gbps. Powered by Quantenna’s award-winning
QSR1000 4x4 Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO)
chipset, the ASUS RT-AC87 offers unparalleled speed and range for a
superior wireless experience.
The ASUS RT-AC87, powered by Quantenna, offers unparalleled speed and range for a superior wireless experience. (Photo: Business Wire)
“As the number of wireless devices in the home increases, so does the
importance of Wi-Fi quality. Our customers value high-performance Wi-Fi
and know the importance of a reliable and fast wireless connection in
order to stream bandwidth-intensive data. The RT-AC87 provides them with
class leading performance, as well as incredible range and reliability,”
said Margaret Chen, President of Open Platform Business (OPBG) Group for
ASUS Computer International.
“Now is the time to purchase an 802.11ac router,” said Dr. Sam Heidari,
CEO of Quantenna. “Together with ASUS, we are delivering the first Wave
2 solution to meet consumer’s high performance expectations. We are
implementing the killer features of 802.11ac including 4x4 MIMO and
MU-MIMO. We are extremely pleased to be partnered with ASUS in
delivering this value to consumers.”
Fastest Speeds, Farthest Reach, Best Reliability
The RT-AC87 utilizes four external antennas and Universal Beamforming to
maximize range throughout the home or office, improving signal strength
and performance even to older 802.11a/b/g/n clients. Capable of reaching
speeds up to 1.73Gbps1, the RT-AC87 is ideal for HD-grade
video, ultra-low-latency gaming and heavy file sharing. Its breakthrough
MU-MIMO technology enables it to stream rich content to multiple devices
in every corner of a home, in Full 1080p or 4K Ultra HD resolution.
With MU-MIMO1, the RT-AC87 can form groups of multiple
devices that can be served at the same time, simultaneously. Previous
802.11n and 802.11ac routers can stream to only one device at a time.
MU-MIMO greatly increases the efficiency of the Wi-Fi network,
mitigating potential bottlenecks as more devices are connected to the
access point. Furthermore, the RT-AC87’s multiple antennas, coupled with
its advanced beamforming, reduce the transmission’s signal-to-noise
ratio and improve the reliability of the Wi-Fi signal, providing a
better overall wireless experience.
Advanced Security and Proven Compatibility
The most advanced built-in parental controls in mainstream routers
today, RT-AC87 features AiProtection with Trend Micro that uses
real-time network monitoring to detect malware and other intrusions
before it reaches your PC or device.
With extensive testing and development across all networking products,
RT-AC87 is specially-designed to work with adapters, media players and
other wireless devices to deliver the best performance – even supporting
the latest gen gaming consoles Xbox® One and PlayStation 4.
Easy Setup, with the Convenience of AiCloud and ASUSWRT
Pre-installed with RT-AC87 is the enhanced ASUSWRT user interface that
gives you access to the 30-second, web-based installation process,
AiCloud 2.0 and many more advanced wireless management options. ASUSWRT
is web-based so unlike other routers that require separate app downloads
or limit what you can change via mobile devices, you get access to
everything from any device you can connect to the router.
ASUS AiCloud 2.0 is an exclusive application that turns the router into
a powerful personal cloud server. Files stored on the network, on
attached USB storage devices or on ASUS WebStorage are effortlessly
synchronized using the ASUS Smart Sync feature. Easily share files with
friends, colleagues and family members simply by sending a link via
email, text message or popular social-networking apps. Users can access
their data via the AiCloud web interface or the free AiCloud app for
Android and iOS devices — so they can sync, share and stream content
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
The ASUS RT-AC87 router will be available in North America shortly for
an estimated MSRP of $269.99.
1 Specifications, content and product availability are all
subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country.
Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage,
environment and other factors.
About Quantenna Communications, Inc.
Quantenna is a global leader and innovator of ultra-high performance
802.11ac and 802.11n Wi-Fi semiconductor solutions that establish
benchmarks for speed, range, efficiency and reliability. Quantenna
pioneered the delivery of seamless multimedia video and data anywhere
indoors and outdoors. Named “The Next Big Thing” by the Wall Street
Journal, Quantenna has shipped millions of its Wi-Fi chipsets
being deployed by major retail, telecom, cable and satellite service
providers and operators worldwide including AT&T, DIRECTV, Bell Canada,
Swisscom, Telefonica, France Telecom and Belgacom. Quantenna is
headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices worldwide.
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the
world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading
enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures
products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and
office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics
cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks,
netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking
devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to
quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with
revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than
13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500
engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.
Quantenna™ is the trademark of Quantenna Communications and its
affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. Wi-Fi® is a
trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Any other trademarks are the property
of their respective owners.
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