Cisco Introduces Linksys EA Series Smart Wi-Fi Routers
The Smart Wi-Fi Routers, EA Series EA4500, EA3500 and EA2700, offer a range of prices and performance.Networking specialist Cisco unveiled a line of Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers with app-enabled capabilities for users to connect their homes or small-office/home-office (SOHO) setups. The three Smart Wi-Fi Routers offer support for Cisco Connect Cloud, the next generation of Cisco Connect software, which provides any time, any place management of multiple home networks. Cisco also announced it is working with top device manufacturers to simplify their networked products, such as TVs, entertainment devices and home appliances. The Smart Wi-Fi Routers, EA Series EA4500, EA3500 and EA2700, offer a range of prices and performance for active online homes, handling everything from streaming high-definition video and multiplayer gaming to downloading large files, adding storage or printers, and connecting multiple devices. According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index report from Feb 2012, globally there will be 15 billion networked devices in 2015, up from 7 billion in 2010.
"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. "Our routers put intelligence into the home network so consumers have a platform that makes it easy to manage and optimize their devices, and enjoy apps that deliver great new experiences."