Sitecom releases 802.11ac product range

@ 2013/06/28
With two Wi-Fi ac-routers and one Wi-Fi USB 3.0 ac-adapter, Sitecom is presenting a full 802.11ac product range, that takes home networking to a whole new level.

Rotterdam (The Netherlands), June 2013 - Sitecom launches its new line of high-end wireless solutions featuring the latest Wi-Fi technology 802.11ac for speeds up to three times faster than the existing 802.11n technology. With the WLR-7100 Wi-Fi Router X7 AC1200 and the WLR-8100 Wi-Fi Router X8 AC1750, Sitecom offers two ac-routers supporting faster wireless speed than ever before, improved reliability and enhanced streaming performance. With the WLA-7100 Wi-Fi USB 3.0 Adapter AC1200, users can upgrade their notebooks or desktop PCs to support the latest Wi-Fi technology. 802.11ac is a new and upcoming wireless standard designed to provide Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds, making it possible to stream more content to multiple users and devices anywhere in the home network. "With more and more Internet-enabled devices and expanding digital content-libraries, users today have very different expectations of their wireless home network. Streaming of HD-videos, especially to multiple users, demands a fast and reliable Wi-Fi connection that 802.11ac will be able to offer. With Sitecom's new ac-routers, end-users get a device that will make their home network ready for the future and is compatible with the latest notebooks and Smartphones" says Virginia Yanquilevich, Sitecom's Chief Marketing Officer.



The fastest Wi-Fi ever
The WLR-8100 Wi-Fi Router X8 AC1750 and WLR-7100 Wi-Fi Router X7 AC1200 deliver speeds of up to 1750Mbps (N450Mbps+AC1300) and 1200Mbps (N300 + AC900) respectively. Both routers are ideal for HD video streaming, online gaming and other bandwidth-intensive tasks. The WLR-8100 with ac-speed of up to 1300 Mbps is even able to manage multiple HD streams to multiple receivers at the same time.

Simultaneous Dualband
Both ac-routers are equipped with Simultaneous Dualband-technology. The standard 2,4 GHz frequency uses wireless-N technology and is ideal for lighter applications such as online shopping, e-mailing and online banking whereas the less congested 5 GHz frequency utilizes the ac-standard to reach blazing speeds, ideal for demanding applications such as HD streaming and online gaming.

Network streaming and sharing
The X8 router comes equipped with one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port. The new generation USB 3.0 port offers up to 10 times faster transfer speed and is ideal for demanding network streaming tasks whereas the USB 2.0 port is ideal for connecting USB peripherals such as printers, scanners or webcams. The WLR-7100 Wi-Fi Router X7 AC1200 features one USB 2.0 port. Both ac-routers come equipped with a DLNA server to allow direct streaming of HD videos and music across the home network.

Comprehensive protection against online threats
Both ac-routers offer Sitecom Cloud Security, a unique security feature designed to protect all the devices in the home network against online threats while browsing. It offers real-time protection without the need to run updates. The cloud is continuously fed with the latest malware information coming from four renowned Anti-Virus providers: Bitdefender, Emisoft, IKARUS and SurfRight. Sitecom Cloud Security combines six services in one solution by offering protection against malware, phishing, exploits, malicious websites, potentially dangerous advertising and behavioral tracking.

Maximum user-friendliness
Both ac-routers feature two OPS buttons (One-Push-Setup) to allow users to create a secure connection with each wireless band with the push of one button. They also offer the possibility to create a guest network, one for each wireless band. Thanks to Auto-Channel-Selection, users can make sure the router gets setup automatically to make use of a free wireless channel, profiting from an undisturbed wireless signal. Both ac-routers come pre-secured with two individual WPA2 passwords to protect each wireless network from intrusion and with the Automatic Firmware Update-feature to make sure end-users can benefit immediately from new firmware. The routers are also backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n devices for seamless connectivity.


Upgrade notebooks and PCs to 802.11ac
With this adapter end-users can easily upgrade their notebooks and PCs to make use of the latest and fastest wireless technology. This way users with devices featuring built-in wireless cards with wireless-N standard or older can equip their notebooks and PCs for HD video streaming, online gaming and other bandwidth-intensive tasks.

Dualband connectivity
The WLA-7100 Wi-Fi USB 3.0 Adapter AC1200 features the latest Dualband technology to offer a better performance and greater flexibility for the multitude of Wi-Fi devices present in the average household. The ac-adapter delivers speeds of up to 900 Mbps on the 5 GHz frequency and up to 300 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz frequency.

USB 3.0 port enabling maximum ac-throughput
With maximum transfer speed of up to 5 Gbps, the latest USB 3.0 standard is up to 10 times faster than the previous USB 2.0 version. This new connectivity standard enables the ac-adapter to realize the superfast speeds with 802.11ac can provide.

External, adjustable antenna

The ac-adapter comes with one integrated and one external antenna. The external antenna allows users to open and adjust the antenna's angle for optimum reach and Wi-Fi performance.

The WLR-7100 Wi-Fi Router X7 AC1200, WLR-8100 Wi-Fi Router X8 AC1750 and the WLA-7100 Wi-Fi USB 3.0 Adapter AC1200 are available now and come with the extensive 10-year Sitecom warranty.

about Sitecom

Sitecom is one of the leading and fastest growing computer network brands for home and small business use. The Sitecom brand has a clear mission statement: "make it easy". Sitecom makes it easy to set up a home network and to expand it, since it converts technical products into user-friendly solutions which can be used immediately without any problems. Simplicity is what it is all about! The mission statement "make it easy" is put into practice throughout the organization and is expressed in both the solutions and the service which Sitecom offers. All of Sitecom's products, therefore, have a 10-year warranty. Making the latest technology simple, understandable and accessible is what Sitecom stands for and we make no concessions to that.

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