updated 05:34 pm EDT, Mon July 8, 2013
New device features ten power amplifiers, five Gigabit Ethernet ports
Amped Wireless, manufacturer of high-power and long-range wireless communication products for the home and office, announced today it is now shipping the industry's first long-range 802.11ac router, the RTA15. A high-power 700mW dual-band, 802.11ac Wi-Fi router, the RTA15 features three high-gain 5dBi antennas and 10 total power amplifiers.
The amplifiers include two 2.4GHz 700mW amplifiers, four 5.0GHz 700mW, two-stage amplifiers, and four advanced, low-noise amplifiers. A USB port is included for file sharing, and five Gigabit Ethernet wired ports are installed for connecting to a broadband network and attaching additional wired devices.
The RTA15 includes an updated user interface, premium software features such as guest networks, adjustable Wi-Fi coverage controls, parental security and support for IPv6 Internet connections. Wi-Fi Analytic Tool apps are included that provide advanced software application for Android and Windows devices in order to assist in analyzing and optimizing Wi-Fi networks for maximum speed and coverage.
The RTA15 has a retail price of $190, and is available for pre-order from the Amped Wireless store and will ship to customers July 16. It will be available at major retailers and online venues in mid to late July.