Belkin answered the demand for complete wireless coverage with the announcement today of its new Wireless Pre-N Router, PCI card and Notebook Network Card. Powered by Airgo Network's True MIMO(tm) technology, Belkin Pre-N products improve wireless reliability and performance and enable users to work with high-bandwidth applications, such as audio and video streaming. This line will begin shipping from November 2004.
Next generation wireless is here now. MIMO which stands for Multiple input, multiple output, is a revolutionary smart antennae technology that boosts wireless network speed and range far beyond that of today's standard 802.11b/g wireless networking technologies.
What makes Belkin's Pre-N products revolutionary?
Belkin's MIMO technology is backwards compatible with 802.11b/g standard 4 times greater coverage than standard 802.11g 4 times faster than standard 802.11g Improved resistance to interference from neighbouring Wi-Fi systems and other 2.4GHz devices Enhanced performance with 802.11b and 802.11g devices whether employed at the client, AP, or both.
Does not drop to the lowest common networking speed in mixed-mode environments Seamless compatibility with 802.11b and 802.11g
MIMO can also improve the operation of today's standard 802.11b/g equipment. This technology is perfect for larger homes or offices that have a wide area to cover with wireless signals. One MIMO router can immediately do the job of 2 to 3 wireless routers or access points at providing the same wireless coverage area. MIMO works both ways, by equipping your notebook or desktop computer with a MIMO network card you will be able to connect to wireless 802.11 b/g networks nearly 1.5 times further away than with 802.11 b/g or a network cards.
"Our research shows that, with current wireless technology, people are experiencing poor coverage and performance at further distances in their homes & offices due to interference from other wireless networks, cordless phones, and other appliances," explains Robin Falconer Sales and Marketing Director UK. "Our Pre-N products with True MIMO(tm) will provide a wireless network that makes poor coverage issues a thing of the past."
True MIMO(tm) is one of the underlying technologies being considered for 802.11n, a standard in the works for the next generation of Wi-Fi technology.
"True MIMO(tm) is a breakthrough technology that fundamentally changes the way radio waves are sent and received. More importantly, True MIMO(tm) changes the way consumers are able to use wireless products," says Greg Raleigh, Chief Executive and President of Airgo Networks. "The immediate performance benefits realized with True MIMO, especially over expanded coverage areas, are why this technology has been chosen to power the upcoming 802.11n high-performance wireless standard. Reliability rivalling that of wired connections and effortless connectivity at real-world distances is why Belkin's True MIMO products have ushered in a new era in wireless."