updated 07:19 pm EST, Tue January 8, 2013
New line of products build AC compatibility, provide wireless bridge
Global networking products provider TP-Link is showing a large family of wireless small office, home and mobile connectivity products at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Announced today are the AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router, TL-WR810N Wireless N Pocket Router, four new Powerline networking products, the AC600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter, the N600 Universal Wireless Dual Band Entertainment Adapter, and the TL-WA850RE Wall Socket Mounted Range Extender.
Leading off the TP-Link CES announcements is the flagship 802.11ac AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (TL-WDR7500), which provides 1750Mbps wireless speeds , simultaneous dual-band, Gigabit ports, and dual USB sharing ports. The TL-WDR7500 is compatible with the new range of 802.11ac Wi-Fi devices and backward compatible with 802.11b/g/n devices. The router's built-in media server allows users to play music, video and view photos with Windows media player, Sony's PlayStation 3, or the X-Box 360. Estimated product availability is the second quarter of 2013.
Also unveiled is TP-Link's new 300Mbps Wireless N Mini Pocket Router (TL-WR810N) with detachable adapter and USB sharing. The USB port allows users to charge smartphones or tablet PCs, or use it as a miniature server to share files or media on a connected USB flash or hard disk with connected users within the local network. Estimated product availability is this summer.
TP-LINK's new AV200 (TL-PA2010KIT) and AV500 (TL-PA4010KIT) Nano Powerline Starter Kits offer 200/500Mbps data transfer rates in a miniature shell to power several bandwidth intensive or latency-sensitive tasks at the same time over distances up to 300 meters. The two Powerline starter kits will be available this month.
For users who need an easy upgrade or want to convert Ethernet-powered devices into wireless, TP-LINK is showing several solutions at the CES, which ensure high-quality connections for bandwidth-intensive applications such as HD video streaming, online gaming and connecting wirelessly with Internet-enabled TVs, set-top boxes, or game consoles. TP-LINK's AC600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter (TL-WDN5200) will allow users to take advantage of the 802.11ac standard on computers with up to 433Mbps over the 5GHz band and 150Mbps over the 2.4GHz band. Estimated product availability is the second quarter of the year.
The TP-LINK N600 Universal Wireless Dual Band Entertainment Adapter (TL-WA3164EA) can convert buyers' home's Internet-enabled devices to wireless by bridging an Ethernet port to a wireless connection. Estimated product availability is the second quarter of 2013.
The TL-WA850RE is a power socket-mounted wireless N range extender that eliminates dead zones. This new device extends the coverage and improves the signal of existing wireless networks in large areas such as homes, hotels or small offices, with no new wires or cables. Estimated product availability is the second quarter of 2013.
Also in the family are TP-LINK's new 300Mbps AV200 (TL-WPA2220) and AV500 (TL-WPA4220) Wireless N Powerline Extenders, which allow users to extend a network connection to every room within a home's electrical circuitry up to 300 meters at 802.11n wireless speeds for bandwidth intensive or latency sensitive applications like video streaming, online gaming and Internet calls. Both devices use the latest in Hy-Fi technology, automatically cloning wireless security profiles, to provide seamless home or office-wide roaming coverage. Estimated product availability is also the second quarter of 2013.