(Playa Vista, CA) - June 20, 2012 - Belkin, creator of people-inspired consumer technology products, today launched its new line of advanced wireless routers featuring 802.11ac technology for speeds up to three times faster than existing 802.11n technology. As one of the first to market with routers that support the new 802.11ac networking standard, Belkin's AC1000 DB and AC1200 DB Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC+ Gigabit Routers provide enhanced reliability, greater speeds, and enhanced streaming capabilities.
"With a majority of video content being consumed on devices such as smart TVs, smartphones, and tablets instead of a home computer, today's tech-savvy families have an increasing need for simultaneous connections to multiple devices throughout their homes," said Mike Chen, senior director of Belkin's networking business. "The enhanced speed and expanded coverage of Belkin's AC routers enable families to achieve the truly seamless online experiences they crave."
Featuring Broadcom's fifth-generation (5G Wi-Fi) 802.11ac chip technology, the Belkin AC1000 DB and AC1200 DB provide gigabit speeds wirelessly to extend network range and provide more reliable coverage at greater distances. A centerpiece to any advanced home technology ecosystem, Belkin's powerful AC routers make it possible to stream more content to multiple devices virtually anywhere in the home. Ideal for smartphones and tablets, AC technology enables faster web downloads and file syncing with less drainage on battery life.
AC1000 DB Wi-Fi Dual Band AC+ Gigabit Router Click to download hi-res image
AC1200 DB Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC+ Gigabit Router Click to download hi-res image
Belkin¥ús AC routers will be available starting at the end June online at Amazon.com and Belkin.com and in-store at Best Buy, and other select retailers in the U.S.
- AC1000 DB is up to two times faster than 802.11n technology with simultaneous dual-band speeds up to 996Mbps (300Mbps on the 2.4GHz + 665Mbps on 5GHz)
- AC1200 DB is up to 2.8 times faster operating on 1166Mbps link rate (300Mbps on 2.4GHz + 867Mbps on 5GHz)
- Uninterrupted HD streaming to multiple devices simultaneously helps conserve battery power on mobile devices
- Belkin's built-in IntelliStream QoS automatically prioritizes video and gaming and reduces loading time on frequently visited sites
- MultiBeam technology provides a high-powered signal for maximum coverage across the entire home
- Parental Control powered by Norton blocks unsafe and inappropriate content with three available levels of protection
- Media Server technology allows you to stream DLNA multimedia throughout your home
- IPv6 compatibility future-proofs the home network
- Backward-compatible with previous generations of Wi-Fi
- 4 Gigabit ports for maximum network speeds
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At Belkin, we make people inspired products. With more than 200 patents, Belkin invents products that harness the power of technology to enrich people¥ús lives. From wireless home networking and entertainment, to mobile accessories, energy management, and a broad USB and cable mix, Belkin products connect the dots between people and technology. Belkin also provides public and private sector organizations with high-quality security, infrastructure, energy, and server-room solutions. A privately held company founded in 1983, Belkin has more than 1,200 employees in 25 countries. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, Belkin can also be found on the web at Belkin.com.