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Edimax Unveils World’s Fastest USB Dual-Band 802.11ac Adapter

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In January this year Edimax Technology announced the launch of their new EW-7822UAC wireless USB adapter. The combination of USB 3.0 and next generation 802.11ac makes this the world's first and fastest USB dual-band adapter.

Operating in the 5 GHz spectrum, the EW-7822UAC 802.11ac offers transfer speeds up to 867 Mbps (5GHz) and 300Mbps (2.4GHz) for AC1200 models, which elevates Wi-Fi HD video streaming and concurrent Internet access to new levels. The result will be improved signal reliability and produce better in-home coverage for ultra-portable devices such as tablets and smart phones. Customers can also expect less interference, as well as incredibly fast download times, which in turn will improve battery life.

802.11ac Truly Realized with USB 3.0

The EW-7822UAC supports USB 3.0, the newest specification of the USB standard which specifies a maximum data transmission speed of 5Gbps. Approximately 10 times faster than the current USB 2.0 standard which specifies a maximum speed of 480Mbps, USB 3.0 is undoubtedly the future of USB connectivity and is set to be universally adopted across the technology industry. Other 802.11ac adapters data rates can be limited by using legacy USB 2.0 technology - no such worries with the Edimax EW-7822UAC which solves the problem with USB 3.0 to ensure Edimax customers can enjoy the reliability and blistering speeds that today's modern applications demand.

World's First and Fastest

802.11ac is the next generation of Wi-Fi standard which delivers speeds of up to 867Mbps at 5GHz - almost three times faster than 802.11n. The EW-7822UAC is the first adapter to offer 802.11ac speeds together with USB 3.0 connectivity, making the EW-7822UAC USB dual-band 802.11ac adapter the fastest USB adapter in the world.

Dual-Band Connectivity

Dual-band connectivity is an essential requirement to deliver the performance and flexibility consumers need for their Wi-Fi devices. The 2.4GHz frequency band is ideal for routine web browsing while the 5Ghz frequency band, with less interference and more channels, is better suited to data-intensive applications such as video streaming and online gaming. The EW-7822UAC provides dual-band connectivity for the 2.4GHz or 5GHz band giving users freedom to benefit from the best of both worlds.

About Edimax Technology

Founded in 1986, Edimax Technology is committed to providing premier networking solutions to consumers and enterprises. Edimax has a global presence with offices in over 14 countries including the US, UK, Germany and Taiwan (Taipei) and has been listed on the Taiwanese Stock Exchange since 2001. Edimax's complete product portfolio fulfills all the connectivity needs of any network architecture or application requirement.

The EW-7822UAC will be available from 0871 521 33 00 from 11th March 2013 RRP £59.99 inc VAT.