PLAYA VISTA, Calif., April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Linksys®, the first to sell 100 million routers globally and a leader in networking solutions for the home and business, today announced it will ship the first wireless router that will provide Wi-Fi up to 10,000 feet under water. The new Linksys H2O Wi-Fi Router (EA1900H2O)* is a AC1900 wireless router that connects to buoys in the ocean or on lakes and uses a satellite connection to provide Wi-Fi to devices such as under water cameras, scuba gear, weather sensors and so much more.
Leveraging MU-MIMO wireless technology, multiple devices can connect simultaneously to the H2O Wi-Fi router at high speeds with long range coverage. "We get a lot of customers asking when we are going to make Wi-Fi work under water so more devices can connect," said Joe Czarfunee, product engineer for Linksys. "We've revolutionized Wi-Fi to provide the experience for consumers whether they are at home, work or under water."
The new H2O Wi-Fi Router can provide users with combined speeds up to 2.53 Gbps* and under water range up to 10,000 feet. Also included is Smart Wi-Fi technology which makes it easy to set up and control your H2O Wi-Fi from anywhere using the Smart Wi-Fi app on your mobile device.
The EA1900H2O features:
- Waterproof housing that connects to the bottom of standard ocean or lake buoys
- 4 High Powered antennas for connecting to a satellite signal
- 2 Co-axial antennas to provide strong Wi-Fi signals underwater to up 10,000 feet
- 8.4GHz Dual Core Processor
- Four waterproof Gigabit LAN Ethernet ports for connecting wired devices
- Advanced WPA/WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall helps keep all the Wi-Fi connected devices safe
Pricing and Availability
The Linksys H2O Wi-Fi Router (EA1900H2O) is planned for availability at leading retail and online retailers at an MSRP of $879.99.
*Happy April Fool's Day! There is no such Linksys H2O Wi-Fi Router in the works for Wi-Fi is only able to work a few feet under water.
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