- Linksys expands the family of its award winning Velop whole home Wi-Fi system with entry-level dual-band offering
- New Velop Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System leverages Intelligent Mesh™ technology for high performance
Rushden, UK – May 16, 2018 – Linksys®, celebrating thirty years of networking and Wi-Fi innovation for the home and business this year, today announced the availability of its latest addition to the Linksys family of Velop™ Whole Home Wi-Fi Mesh Systems, the new Velop Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System. The new Velop Dual-Band Series is a smaller and more affordable Wi-Fi system that is designed and built as the world’s first entry-level flexible Wi-Fi System. It also provides all the same award winning and powerful software features found in the Velop Tri-Band offerings including Intelligent Mesh™, advanced parental controls, website blocking, Amazon Alexa compatibility, as well as ease of use and set up with the Linksys App but in a smaller form factor with dual-band technology at a more affordable price.
“Velop is now the most flexible whole home mesh Wi-Fi system on the market,” said Justin Doucette, senior director of product management at Linksys. “We have a Velop offering that fits any home or small business environment as well as options for different broadband service packages to deliver the best Wi-Fi experience for all the devices on the network. Our new Velop Dual-Band provides the price for performance that customers are looking for plus all the intelligent software and security features that continue to be updated for real time access to the latest enhancements.”
New Linksys Velop Dual-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi Mesh System
Linksys is expanding its Velop family to include a Dual-Band modular mesh Wi-Fi system, (available in 1-pack, 2-pack and 3-pack options) that can be installed in various mesh configurations to support any type of home, floorplan or Wi-Fi footprint. Velop is compatible with any ISP modem or gateway. Both dual-band and tri-band nodes are 100% interoperable and interchangeable and allow for easy upgradability based on a customer’s need. Velop Dual-Band nodes are designed for performance as well as elegance; they stand about two inches shorter than the Velop Tri-Band solution and small enough to be placed anywhere with a clean and attractive look that appeals to everyone - which is unique to the mesh category of solutions for the home. Also coming soon (planned for June) is a Velop Wall Mount to put Velop in high locations on the wall or remove from shelves for a clutter-free environment.
The nodes work together as a Wi-Fi system to provide reliable wireless connectivity throughout the home. Each Velop “node” is a powerful dual-band AC1300 device that can act as a parent node or client node to deliver Wi-Fi all around the home while providing future proof technology customers need as they bring new and more devices into the home. Individual nodes may be connected wirelessly or by Ethernet for the fastest, most reliable connection. This is an ultra-simple and powerful system that uses only one Wi-Fi network name and password to give users seamless and highly secure Wi-Fi.
Velop is a union of high-performing hardware, intelligent software, simple to use app, and cloud service features. This combination provides users with a solution that will future proof their home network for years to come.
Key benefits include:
- Powerful dual-band technology– Each Velop node is a dual-band AC 2x2 802.11ac wave 2 with MU-MIMO radio configuration with combined speed up to 1300 Mbps*.
- True modular mesh design – Each node is built to connect with each other over Wi-Fi or wired ethernet or combination of the two for best performance. They auto configure to connect in multiple different mesh topologies.
- Intelligent Mesh technology – Intelligent Mesh™ technology is aimed at simplifying Wi-Fi networking and optimises end-to-end performance. The Velop system adapts to a user’s Wi-Fi needs. It self-heals and optimises to consistently deliver fast, flawless Wi-Fi everywhere in home.
- Velop Dual-Band and Velop Tri-Band are interoperable – Velop is the most flexible Wi-Fi system which users can simply select a Velop system based on size of their home, internet service package or smart home readiness. Velop users can use both the tri-band and dual-band versions on the same network. Adding a dual-band node to an existing Ttri-band mesh network is an affordable way to extend coverage.
- Easy app-led setup – Linksys app-based set-up makes it easier than ever to setup and manage a network.
- Patent-pending spot finder technology – The placement of each node is critical to establish a reliable connection. During setup, Velop will recommend the best placement to reduce latency, maximise throughput and improve range and signal strength.
- Velop works with Amazon Alexa – Velop includes custom Amazon Alexa “skills” that can turn the guest network on/off and read back the credentials of both the main and guest networks
- Automatic updates – With automatic software updates, Velop will always remain up-to-date and highly secure without having to update hardware. Velop will automatically monitor for updates and apply new software that unlock new features, resolution to security vulnerabilities, and improved performance as they become available.
- Superior warranty and support – Velop comes with a 3-year warranty and support
Pricing and availability:
The Linksys Velop Dual-Band Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System will be available in all major UK retailers by the end of May with a MSRP starting from £89.99.
Introduction promo: UK customers who buy a Linksys Velop Dual-Band System before 30 June, will receive a free Wall Mount in the same amount as nodes. Terms & Conditions
- Linksys Velop Dual-Band Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (1-Pack) MSRP £89.99
- Linksys Velop Dual-Band Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (2-Pack) MSRP £149.99
- Linksys Velop Dual-Band Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (3-Pack) MSRP £199.99
The Linksys brand has pioneered wireless connectivity since its inception in 1988 with its leading innovation and engineering strategies, and best-in-class technology, design, and customer service. Linksys enables a connected lifestyle for people at home, at work and on the move, and with its award-winning products, simplifies home control, entertainment, security and Internet access through innovative features and a growing application and partner ecosystem. For more information, visit Linksys, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or watch us on YouTube.
* Specifications are subject to change without notice. An active, customer purchased Internet Service Provider broadband account is required for connection of this product and other connected devices to the Internet. Some devices may require additional wireless adapters or an Ethernet cable to connect