Bringing Long Range WiFi Technology Outdoors, Wireless Innovator, EnGenius Technologies, unveils their latest 802.11g Wireless Bridge/ Wireless Access Point

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EnGenius Technologies, Inc. introduced two new outdoor wireless routers to their line of long range WiFi products. Designed to operate outside, they are the perfect solution for any outdoor business to offer reliable outdoor wireless service. Easy to install and affordable, a small business can quickly add a reliable outdoor WiFi network for their customers.

EOC 1650

We designed these products with outdoor recreational businesses in mind; such as, marinas, campgrounds, golf courses or beach resorts

This month, EnGenius Technologies released the EOC1630 and EOC1650 - the latest wireless products from their extensive line of Wireless Bridges/ Wireless Access Points. Harnessing 200mW of wireless power, these two long range WiFi devices are specifically designed to operate outside. The EOC products are perfect solutions for any outdoor business looking to implement a new wifi network or increase their existing wireless coverage.

"We designed these products with outdoor recreational businesses in mind; such as, marinas, campgrounds, golf courses or beach resorts", explains Roger Chien, Product Manager. With an EOC outdoor wireless device in place, a boater can check the weather, email or conduct business from the comfort of his boat. While soaking up the sun on the beach, a vacationer can review local restaurants or buy theme park tickets. Wherever a laptop can go, the EOC products can provide reliable outdoor wireless service.

Based on the company tenets that "innovative integration infuses product design," EnGenius designed the EOC1630 and EOC1650 with the assurance of high performance and versatility; which allows them to adapt to various outdoor business scenarios. Its key features are as follows:

  •     High 200mW wireless power - emits a steady signal that covers a larger WiFi network area
  •     Multiple operational modes - acts as a Wireless Bridge, Wireless Access Point, or Client Wireless Router
  •     Signal Strength LED indicator - displays a signal strength for easy installation
  •     Power-over-Ethernet (24V PoE) - able to receive power and data over a single Ethernet cable for convenient installation
  •     Quality of Service (QoS) Technology - mediates bandwidth throughput for smooth transmission of VoIP (Voice-Over IP), video-conferencing, online gaming or other streaming data.

In any one of its three functions, Wireless Bridge, Wireless Access Point, or Client Wireless Router, the EOC1630 and EOC1650 are able to handle the large amount of data that is transmitted in today's wireless age. With EnGenius' use of QoS technology (Quality of Service), outdoor enthusiasts can not only read email or browse a web page; they can also reliably use streaming media applications. Video conferences can be run from the inside of a boat cabin. And, a week's beach vacation doesn't mean a week without World of Warcraft.

To enhance the wireless experience, these devices are equipped with upgradeable antennas for flexible application use. The EOC1630 has a single external N-type antenna connector for use with various outdoor antennas. The EOC1650 is designed with two antennas. For omni-directional coverage, the EOC1650 has an external 5dBi high-gain RP-SMA antenna. And, for point-to-point installations, the EOC1650 has an internal 7dBi panel antenna that is capable of a long range WiFi link for power up to 1000mW.

"WiFi networks are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people install wireless routers and corresponding devices in their homes and offices. Just having a WiFi hotspot can set one outdoor business apart from another. This is where the EOC1630 or EOC1650 products can help," adds Chien.

Because both products were designed with the first-time user in mind, they are easy to install and deploy. The Power-over-Ethernet (24VPoE) capability eliminates the struggle of finding a location that has both a power outlet and an Ethernet jack. And, the LED signal indicator helps the installer position the device for maximum signal potential ensuring ease of deployment. Finally, the EOC1630's antenna is designed to allow an installer to use his own choice of outdoor wireless antenna.

The EnGenius EOC1630 and EOC1650 802.11g Client Bridge, Wireless Access Point, or Client Wireless Router are long range WiFi devices that are ideal for outdoor businesses new to wireless technology. With their ease of use and affordable pricing, a small business can quickly add a reliable outdoor wireless network for customers, or make their current network WiFi capable. The EOC1630 and EOC1650 are available at select value-added distributors, direct marketers, e-commerce sites and value-added resellers at a retail price of $49.00 and $59.00, respectively.

For additional information about the EOC1630 and EOC1650, or other EnGenius products, please visit

About EnGenius Technologies

EnGenius Technologies is a global technology innovator specializing in long range telephone and data communications. The company pioneered the "Affordable Long Range WiFi" product category. Its award winning, long range devices consistently outperform competitors' deployment coverage. Established in 1999, EnGenius Technologies, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Senao Networks, a Taiwan RF communications manufacturing company.


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