Cisco unveils new Linksys smart Wi-Fi routers with app enabled capabilities

Telecom Lead Asia: Cisco has unveiled new Linksys smart
Wi-Fi routers with app enabled capabilities. The three new Linksys smart
Wi-Fi routers offer better wireless performance and maximum throughput.

Moreover, its offers support for Cisco Connect Cloud, the
next generation of Cisco Connect software, which provides simple anytime,
anywhere management of multiple home networks.

Cisco said it is working with top device manufacturers to
simplify their networked products, such as TVs, entertainment devices and home
appliances, enabling new consumer experiences in the future.

“The proliferation of wireless devices and the
explosion of video streaming have redefined the importance of the home network.
Today’s connected consumer has high expectations for reliability, simplicity,
and software and apps that grow with them over time,” said Brett Wingo,
vice president and general manager, Cisco Home Networking.

The new Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers deliver the latest
home Wi-Fi technology and offer a range of prices and performance for active
online homes.

These advanced wireless capabilities are timely
considering that globally there will be 15 billion networked devices in 2015,
up from 7 billion in 2010.

Software intelligence in the home network is increasingly
critical to enabling a new category of apps for new home experiences. The new
Linksys EA-Series is now app enabled, to provide consumers with all-new,
anytime and anywhere experiences and solutions in areas such as home control,
entertainment and protection.

Cisco is currently working with Whirlpool and more than
two dozen other companies, app developers and service providers who view the
home network as a new frontier for providing innovative solutions for

“We are collaborating with Cisco to create
compelling consumer solutions in the smart grid and connected home space,”
said Warwick Stirling, Global director of Energy and sustainability for

New apps coming from Cisco and partners will deliver
additional capabilities for connected devices, so that consumers can benefit
from improved home network experiences right away and for years to come.

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