Cisco has revealed its new Linksys WES610N Wireless-N Dual-Band Entertainment Bridge.
The WES610N Wireless-N Dual-Band Entertainment Bridge.
The new Linksys Bridge enables users to connect multiple home entertainment devices to their wireless networks for streaming 3D/HD video and music, gaming online, and more.
“With Internet video usage exploding and sales of wireless-enabled products steadily growing, consumers need more from their home networks than ever before,” said Brett Wingo, general manager, Cisco Home Networking business unit. “The new Linksys Entertainment Bridge delivers our trademark wireless simplicity and is the perfect way to supercharge a wireless home network for a high quality entertainment experience.”
Market data underscores the growing consumer demand for wireless-enabled connectivity in the home. A recent survey by Opinion Research on home wireless devices revealed that, in the U.S., sixty six percent of consumers surveyed had a game console connected to their wireless network and forty seven percent of those with a wireless network wanted to stream shows or movies on a TV or other device.
The Linksys Wireless-N Dual-Band Entertainment Bridge features a high-speed wireless connection (up to 300 Mbps*), multiple antennas, four Ethernet ports to connect up to four devices, and a dual-band option (operates in either the 2.4 or 5 GHz radio bands) designed to avoid interference from competing networks and devices. In addition, Quality of Service (QoS) provides traffic prioritization for smooth video viewing, music streaming and gaming performance. The new Linksys Entertainment Bridge also features WPA2 Security and a Wi-Fi Protected Setup button for pairing with a wireless router.
The Linksys WES610N Wireless-N Dual-Band Entertainment Bridge is now available at the suggested retail price of $129.99. Linksys also currently offers the WET610N Wireless-N Bridge for $99.99, which includes one Ethernet port.