EnGenius Technologies Launches Family of Long-Range, High-Power Home Entertainment-Class Wireless-N Routers

Posted on Jan 17 2012 - 12:00pm by Bryan

At CES 2012, EnGenius launched its XtraRange family of long-range, Wireless-N home entertainment-class router which are versatile, high-speed routers that have been optimized to support bandwidth-intensive home entertainment applications such as video streaming and online gaming and bandwidth-sensitive applications like VoIP phone calls, videoconferencing and music streaming.  Leveraging EnGenius’ expertise in high-power technology, the XtraRange routers deliver longer range and provide greater coverage than competing products to reduce or eliminate dead zones which slow down or disrupt wireless connectivity. More information after the break.

The new XtraRange family includes:

  • ESR300H High-Power 2.4GHz 300Mbps Wireless-N Router;
  • ESR600H High-Power, Dual-Band (2.4GHz/5GHz) 300 + 300Mbps Wireless-N Router with Gigabit and USB;
  • ESR750H High-Power, Dual-Band (2.4GHz/5GHz) 300 + 450Mbps Wireless-N Router with Gigabit, USB and shAir.

Both the ESR600H and ESR750H feature a built-in four-port Gigabit Ethernet switch for optimal wired performance to connected devices, and a USB port to share a USB hard drive over the home of office network or a USB printer. The two routers also incorporate Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports to enable faster downloads of video and other bandwidth-intensive content from the Internet.  The USB port on the ESR750H also features shAir to additionally support connectivity to a USB-enabled speaker or speaker system for streaming music from Apple Macintoshes, iPods, iPads, iPhones or other Apple devices.

Our new XtraRange home entertainment-class Wireless-N routers are specifically engineered to support very entertainment-active homes where family members expect uninterrupted performance from their bandwidth-intensive or bandwidth-sensitive, networked CE devices like Blu-ray players, DVRs, set top boxes, gaming consoles, HDTVs and VoIP phones in the home entertainment center which share content across the network or from the Internet,”  explained Brian Watt, Product Marketing Manager at EnGenius Technologies.  “Today’s consumer demands a wireless router that’s capable of handling all of these applications at the same time while still supporting the traditional usage that users have come to expect like web surfing, emailing, wireless printing and quick file transfers from one device to another. The new EnGenius line of home entertainment-class routers integrate robust QoS to seamlessly prioritize all of these demanding applications and then leverage the advancements that EnGenius is known for in applying high power and extended range, provide greater signal coverage and connectivity speed ideal for large homes.

About the EnGenius XtraRange High-Power Wireless-N Routers

Each of the XtraRange Wireless-N routers incorporates a number of features that make the routers more robust and versatile than competitive offerings. These features include the ability to support four SSIDs to provide different Guest Network access rights to visitors in the home or office, and detachable antennas to enable users to upgrade to higher-gain antennas useful for larger properties or small-to-medium office deployments.  In addition to Parental Control features which include time-based Internet access control and URL/keyword filtering, each XtraRange router includes a suite of security features including an SPI firewall, WPA/WPA2 encryption, 802.1x authentication, WPS, L2TP and PPTP VPN tunneling, and VPN pass-through and MAC address filtering.

The ESR300H High-Power 300Mbps Wireless N Router supports 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n and features a built-in four-port Fast Ethernet (10/100Mbps) switch and a 10/100Mbps WAN port.  The ESR300H includes two detachable 2dBi antennas and is available now at a MSRP of $44.99 USD.

The ESR600H High-Power Dual-Band Wireless-N Router with Gigabit and USB, which includes a built-in four-port Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000Mbps) switch and a Gigabit WAN port, supports simultaneous long-range 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wireless-N networks with speeds up to 300Mbps.  A USB port enables users to share a hard drive or printer over the home or office network.  The ESR600H includes two detachable 5dBi antennas and will be available in Q1 2012 at a MSRP of $109 USD.

The ESR750H High-Power Dual-Band Wireless-N Router with Gigabit, USB and shAir includes a built-in four-port Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000Mbps) switch and Gigabit WAN port.  The ESR750H supports simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wireless-N networks delivering speeds up to 300Mbps in the 2.4GHz band and speed-optimized throughput in the 5GHz band of up to 450Mbps which exceeds the 802.11n standard.  The USB port enables users to share a hard drive or printer, and with the shAir feature USB speakers can be connected enabling the user to stream music from Apple devices.  The ESR750H includes two detachable 5dBi antennas and will be available in Q1 2012 at a MSRP of $129 USD.

The XtraRange Wireless-N Routers are backed by a one-year warranty and will be available in North America via authorized EnGenius Technologies distributors and value-added resellers.  Additional information on EnGenius Technologies and its families of long-range wireless datacom and telecom products can be found at the company’s website at www.engeniustech.com.

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