Amped Wireless ATHENA Router Awarded Among Most Innovative Smart Home Devices

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Award winning innovation found in this High Power AC2600 Wi-Fi Router with MU-MIMO

Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long range wireless solutions, today announced that it has been named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree for the Athena, a High Power AC2600 Wi-Fi Router with MU-MIMO. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 27 product categories.

The Athena Router is designed to meet the needs of demanding, high activity households with multiple devices. It provides enough horsepower to easily manage music downloads, video chats, 4K content streaming and gaming all at the same time for everyone. By incorporating multi-user MIMO technology into the design, users can experience up to three times faster Wi-Fi to compatible smartphones, tablets, laptops and televisions, all at once. The Athena is designed for peak performance on what other routers would consider to be a crowded network. Standard Wi-Fi networks deliver data to one device at a time, while MU-MIMO is built for multi-tasking as it simultaneously serves more bandwidth to all devices on the network. As with all Amped Wireless products, the Athena also features the latest high power technology for ultimate Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home or office.

Powered by a powerful processor with a cutting edge 1.4GHz Dual Core, the Athena is capable of handling the most demanding network traffic. To achieve unmatched Wi-Fi coverage, the Athena features four high gain, 5dBi, dual band antennas, and 16 total amplifiers (4 x 2.4GHz transmitting amplifiers, 4 x 2.4GHz receiving amplifiers, 4 x 5GHz transmitting amplifiers, 4 x 5GHz receiving amplifiers). It is the most advanced makeup of any Amped Wireless product. By harnessing this much power in one router, Amped Wireless has made it possible for the Athena to push Wi-Fi signals through walls, ceilings, floors and other obstructions into many areas where standard routers cannot reach.

“Home Wi-Fi routers are often the center of a tug-of-war between members of the household. Everyone wants to use the Wi-Fi at once, so everyone’s device is pulling the router in their direction,” stated Lacey Limbrick, Brand/Marketing Manager at Amped Wireless. “Our Athena Router was engineered to handle the multi-user home with ease, while providing more coverage than ever before. It is a carefully orchestrated combination of strength, power and stability. It really embodies innovation. We’re thrilled about the Honoree award.”

Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.

“Being named a 2016 Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Honoree is another great milestone/achievement for our team,” said Jason Owen, CEO of Amped Wireless. “By creating a product that combines our award winning, high power technology with ground-breaking MU-MIMO technology, we are able to provide homes with more coverage and bandwidth for everyone. We are very excited about this award and look forward to launching many more innovations at CES 2016.”

Amped Wireless’ Athena Router will be displayed at CES 2016, which runs January 6-9, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada, in South Hall 4, Booth #35842 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Athena, along with rest of Amped Wireless’ latest innovations, will also be on display at Pepcom’s Digital Experience! at the Mirage Events Center in Las Vegas on January 5th, from 7pm-10:30pm. For press meeting requests please email: press@ampedwireless.com or call Lacey Limbrick at 909-217-3229 x 152.

The Athena HighPower™ AC2600 Wi-Fi Router with MU-MIMO is available for order at http://www.ampedwireless.com/products/rta2600.html.

About Amped Wireless
Amped Wireless is an award-winning provider of long-range, wireless consumer and business communication products for the home and office. Ranked 16th in the 2013 Inc. 500 and 1st in the Computer Hardware Industry, Amped Wireless’ mission is to develop the highest quality, long-range wireless products through experience, passion, innovation and advanced technology that exceed customers’ needs and expectations. For more information on Amped Wireless, The Leader in High Power Wireless Solutions™, please visit the Amped Wireless website at http://www.ampedwireless.com

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