One of our primary tasks at CES, is meeting with the companies that we cover. One that we always make a point of meeting is TRENDnet. We’ve covered them for years, and they have always been very accommodating when it comes time to scheduling a meeting. This year, we met early in the CES week.
Showing off a pair of exciting products, TRENDnet announced both its new AC2600 StreamBoost MU-MIMO router and AC1900 USB adapter. The router, model name TEW-827DRU, features Qualcomm’s StreamBoost technology, and a high-performance 1.4 GHz dual-core processor. Also found on the router are two USB 3.0 ports for storage sharing and four detachable high-gain antennas.
“MU-MIMO and quad-stream wireless capabilities were recently introduced as a part of the 802.11ac Wave 2 release,” said Evan Davis, senior manager of solutions engineering at TRENDnet. “TRENDnet utilized the 802.11ac Wave 2 technologies in our new AC2600 router for functionality enhancements to address the growing needs of our extremely active home and business wireless networks.”
The USB adapter, model name TEW-809UB, is designed to add AC1900 wireless connectivity to desktops and notebooks alike. Supporting speeds up to 1300 Mbps (5 GHz band) and 600 Mbps (2.4 GHz band), the TEW-809UB brings wireless network support via a 3.3 foot USB 3.0 cable.
“TRENDnet is excited to launch a one-of-a-kind AC1900 USB adapter at CES,” said Sonny Su, technology director at TRENDnet. “Our new AC adapter is a simple and affordable upgrade, uniquely designed to allow our customers to reach blazing-fast Wi-Fi AC speeds.”
TRENDnet’s AC2600 StreamBoost MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router, model TEW-827DRU, is available worldwide through major retailers and other authorized TRENDnet partners, with an MSRP of $274.99 USD and the AC1900 USB Adapter, model TEW-809UB, will be available in early spring 2016 and will have an MSRP of $109.99 USD.