D-Link today announced two next generation Covr whole home Wi-Fi solutions – the 3-pack Dual-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System (COVR-C1203) and the 2-pack Tri-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System (COVR-2202). The Covr Wi-Fi systems are simple, intelligent solutions that offer a scalable mesh wireless network for ultra-fast speeds and seamless coverage to the furthest reaches of a home. Featuring a warm and home-friendly design, both Covr models offer Smart Roaming for a seamless connection and Smart Steering to guide devices to the optimum wireless band.
"With this new Covr lineup, we are bridging the gap between mesh networking early adopters and general, everyday users," said Nima Jamshidi, senior product line manager, D-Link Systems. "The new Covr Whole Home Wi-Fi Systems are scalable and interoperable, so a dual-band or tri-band Covr Point can be added for more coverage where needed – meaning no matter the size or shape of the house, there is a Covr solution that fits."
The Tri-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System (COVR-2202), a CES Innovations award honoree, is a high-power, seamless solution that blankets every inch of the home with ultra-fast AC2200 Wi-Fi. Offering tri-band connectivity to deliver high performance and more coverage with one seamless network, the COVR-2202 delivers faster downloads and lag-free 4Kstreaming, and comes with high-power amplifiers to cover up to 6,000 sq. ft. with ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi. Leveraging Smart Backhaul design for the dedicated 5 GHz wireless backhaul, the built-in vertical and horizontal antenna combination optimizes connectivity between Covr points to provide maximum Wi-Fi throughout the home. In addition, built-in Alexa compatibility allows for a voice controlled Wi-Fi network.
The Dual-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System (COVR-C1203) stretches AC1200 wireless signal to all corners of the home with its 2x3 antenna configuration for maximized range and connectivity. Delivering seamless coverage for up to 5,000 sq. ft. with three Covr points, the COVR-C1203 is fast enough to support multiple devices undertaking data-intensive tasks like simultaneous HD streaming. In addition, the COVR-C1203 is offered in a home-friendly design with swappable color plates.
Covr Wi-Fi System Key Features
Both the Dual-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System (COVR-C1203) and the Tri-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System (COVR-2202) work as a family and offer the following features for delivering a scalable, seamless mesh wireless network:
MU-MIMO Technology: Efficiently handles large groups of concurrent users Smart Roaming: Keeps devices connected to the strongest signal so users can move freely throughout their home and always stay covered Smart Steering: Automatically directs a device to the optimum wireless band for reduced buffering and lag Easy Setup: The refreshed D-Link Wi-Fi app allows for easy set up and management of the router network Firmware Update Push Notifications: Always keeps Covr System up to date Three-Year Limited Warranty: Includes a three-year limited warranty and D-Link's industry-leading customer service and support Pricing and Availability
The new Covr Whole Home Wi-Fi Systems will be displayed at the 2018 International CES, Jan. 9-12 in Las Vegas. Detailed specifications and information are available online at dlink.com and availability and retail pricing are as follows:
3-Pack Dual-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System (COVR-C1203) – available Q1 2018 for $249.99 2-Pack Tri-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System (COVR-2202) – available Q2 2018 for $319.99
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