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Linksys Returns to CES with 5G Innovations, WiFi 6 and More

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LAS VEGAS – 7 January 2020 – Linksys, the connected home division within the Belkin International and Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT) (HK:6088) entity, returns to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with new smart home innovations that include 5G, WiFi 6 and enhanced motion sensing technology. Belkin International will be exhibiting at CES 2020 – LVCC, South Hall 3, Booth #30512.

Ready for 5G

5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology, offering greater speeds for faster downloads, lower latency for more network reliability, and the ability to connect more devices at once. Ideal for building smart cities, 5G is able to help deliver digitized transportation, healthcare, manufacturing and more through next-generation networks.

As worldwide rollout and adoption of 5G grows, Linksys is at the forefront of the 5G revolution with hardware prepared to harness the latest cellular technology and support smart communities.

Today, Linksys unveils its 5G innovations at CES 2020 which will be made available to the public beginning Spring 2020 and continuing through the year.

  • Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot – harness the best performing wireless technology and WiFi standard with 5G and WiFi 6 for fast, seamless connectivity anywhere; with an added USB port for Quick Charge abilities, the 5G Mobile Hotspot ensures devices are powered up and optimally connected at home or on-the-go

  • Linksys 5G Modem – access 5G broadband speeds at home; add Intelligent Mesh™ Technology​ with Linksys Velop systems to envelop entire home with uninterrupted high-speed connectivity 

  • Linksys Velop 5G Mesh Gateway – conveniently combines the power of 5G networks with flexibility of Linksys Intelligent Mesh™ Technology​ and reliable AX/WiFi 6 in a two-in-one modem and router solution; it also works with other Linksys Velop systems to expand mesh coverage and blanket an entire home in optimal WiFi

  • Linksys 5G Outdoor Router – seamlessly tap into Millimeter Wave 5G network and 10Gbps wired connection for superfast internet connections 

Future-proofing with WiFi 6

The Dual-Band Mesh WiFi 6 router (MR9600) and Velop WiFi 6 system (AX4200) today join Linksys’ growing WiFi 6 portfolio, delivering the latest WiFi standard and Intelligent Mesh™ Technology​ for faster internet speeds, more coverage, reliability and easy-to-use Mesh WiFi.

  • Dual-Band Mesh WiFi 6 router (MR9600) 

    • WiFi 6 capabilities for 4x faster speeds, more WiFi range and increased capacity

    • Built-in Linksys Intelligent Mesh™ Technology​ to expand seamless WiFi coverage with Velop nodes or Velop mesh routers as WiFi needs grow

    • 8-stream WiFi 6 technology with speeds up to 6000 Mbps (simultaneous Dual-Band – 2.4 Ghz, 5 Ghz)   

    • Available Q2 2020

    • MSRP £319.99

  • Velop WiFi 6 system (MX5300 / MX10600)

    • Powerful WiFi 6 mesh system with built-in Linksys Intelligent Mesh™ Technology, Bluetooth capabilities, and advanced security settings

    • 12-stream WiFi 6 technology with speeds up to 5300 Mbps

    • Available in the UK this Spring

    • MSRP £369.99 (1-pack) / £699.99 (2-pack)

Motion-sensing technology and in-vehicle presence detection with Linsys Aware

In collaboration with Origin Wireless, the leader in Wireless AI sensing technology, Linksys showcases new healthcare and security enhancements through in-car motion recognition, breathing and sleep tracking, and fall detection software.

Linksys Wellness Pods – Created in partnership with Origin Wireless, the Linksys Wellness Pods will allow for more detailed insight into consumer well-being, targeting those who want to better manage their health, as well as monitor the health of loved ones, especially the growing aging-in-place population. Built to work in tandem with Linksys Velop Tri-Band nodes and through Linksys Aware software, the Wellness Pods offer better understanding and extra peace of mind when prioritizing health goals by monitoring daily routines, and tracking breathing patterns, sleep quality and fall detection without the use of wearables or cameras.

Linksys Vehicle Presence Detection – Linksys is applying its Linksys Aware motion sensing software to in-vehicle monitoring, tackling safety issues such as children or pets being left unattended in cars during extreme temperatures. Utilizing its built-in Linksys Aware software, the Linksys Vehicle Presence Detection system is able to detect motion and breathing when the vehicle is turned off to notify user(s) when movement and/or breathing occurs to prevent danger.  

About Belkin International

In 2018, FIT merged with Belkin International (Belkin®Linksys®Wemo®Phyn®) to create a global consumer electronics leader. Today, this group leads in connecting people with technologies at home, at work and on the go within the accessories (“Connected Things” – Belkin brand) and the smart home (“Connected Home” – Linksys, Wemo and Phyn brands) markets.